Not quite sure where to post this, so i posted it here. I did also flag the latest post this happened in:
This has happened to me a few times, and I’m pretty sure it has happened to others.
In my post, I quoted Charoclese’s post from just before mine. When I posted it, it appeared for a fraction of a second, then vanished and the orange “edit” icon appeared, leaving just the text I posted.
The bizarre thing is, i could edit it again, and the edit would stick.
I’ll see if i can find other examples. Last night, i watched one post as it was edited in real time in Let’s Get Silly.
I saw this post of @Jarvis do the same, and i could see them making the change in edits as they re-added the quote.
It appears that if you’re quoting from the post directly above you, the quote is removed (possibly because it is “obvious” who you’re replying to). However, i would argue that isn’t the case. In Lets-get-silly , for example, often the posts are standalone comments that relate to the game, NOT necessarily to the post immediately before.
In Describe a Film Badly, if several people have given an answer and one is correct, using the Quote function is a very handy way of saying which is the right answer.
Is there any way of disabling this automatic editing? I write my posts in a way for a reason, and I DO NOT WANT AN A.I. TELLING ME HOW I SHOULD BE POSTING.
Just saw this thread and wanted to add my observations.
I’m familiar enough with the Discourse forum software because the Blizzard forums use it too. This is a Discourse thing, and I think it’s a measure against spam… though how removing quotes from a post fights spam, I’m not entirely sure.
I don’t think this is a thing forum mods can turn off, unfortunately.