When posting to the new forums if I reply to one of my own replies I receive “Please wait for other users to participate before replying”. I’m 100% certain this is not a bug but a feature, but I do not like it. I believe your intention is to tamper down on repeat posting to avoid a one sided conversation. However, this will simply silence people who are passionate about an issue and want to bring awareness to a topic or to ensure it is risen to the top for attention of users who do not visit the forums every day.
I implore you to change this new behavior on the forum. I do not believe it is in the best interest of your users. For bugs, especially, often the only way get attention is to be in the top of a forum. If this change is not made it will likely be a detriment and cause more harm than good. I believe if this is truly considered from all sides your team may agree with this point as well. Unfortunately some repeat posting offenders may occur, but to service your customer base properly I feel this change is necessary.
Thank you for your consideration on the topic.