Why are my replies getting auto-edited when I quote?

(Ginjuice) #1

system 6 mins — Automatically removed quote of whole previous post.

I keep getting this message along with a deletion of the person’s quote and an automatic edit mark on my reply. What’s up with that?

(Sniperorc) #2

Apparently a new “feature”. If you directly reply to someone, OBVIOUSLY you don’t need to quote them. :roll_eyes: If you directly reply, you get a link in the post header pointing back to who you’re replying. Except that if the auto edit happens, the link disappears. Way to go, Discourse. :roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes:

I’m trying a workaround in my response. If you quote someone in a reply AND edit the quote, the automated edit doesn’t happen, so I did some relatively invisible editing in my quote of you. Let’s see how smart this “feature” is.

Editing: the auto-purge won’t be fooled by whitespace edits, but inserting visible characters defeats it. I imagine deleting (like trimming a full quote to just a relevant portion) would also be allowed. I didn’t test formatting changes.

(Ginjuice) #3

That is beyond lame.