"Automatically removed quote of whole previous post." - how do I turn that off?

Over at https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/why-are-many-if-not-most-regions-not-mapped/1422/16?u=someoneelse “Nanny Discourse” has decided that I didn’t want to quote the “whole previous post” (of 8 words), which means that it’d not clear what I’m replying to.

How do I disable this setting?

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No idea, but I’ve reverted that post to the previous version with the quote…

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Some discussion of the feature here and apparently there is a remove full quote setting to disable it.

Discourse automatically hides full quotes (not partial ones) when the quote corresponds to the previous message, since it assumes it’s clear you are answering to the previous message.

Can someone who looks after this system please fix this bug? It is still happening: https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/how-to-tag-markers-of-forest-compartments/2322/7?u=someoneelse

@SomeoneElse as noted before this is not a bug, it’s the expected behavior. It’s enabled by default to avoid the visual noise of quoting the full previous message.

If you reply to another message that is not the previous message or you just quote part of the message, you will always get the quote visible.

(If you want this to be a preference changed per user, you will have to open a feature request with discourse, since this is not an option right now)

Until you change the flag, it is both.

At https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/how-to-tag-markers-of-forest-compartments/2322/3 several people have contributed to the thread. Which post has been replied to is invisible. My original reply https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/how-to-tag-markers-of-forest-compartments/2322/6?u=someoneelse had no indication of this whatsoever.

If someone has explicitly selected some text to quote it it makes sense to let them, surely?

Each post reply has an indicator to know the message you are replying to, unless you click reply at the bottom of the page or to the first message. Quoted replies have an arrow up to go to the message you are replying to.

I understand that being able to full quote the previous message in a topic is important for you, but changing this for everyone by default is something that I wouldn’t suggest do unless we have that request coming from more users here.

If someone has explicitly selected some text to quote it it makes sense
to let them, surely?

I just got stung with this too here ( Turn off character emoji :short_code: conversion of characters? - #5 by _ᚐᚋᚐᚅᚇᚐ_️ ). My reply makes less sense (I quoted part of @nukeador’s previous post), because Discourse has merged it all together.

This might be a different issue because you were replying by email, which probably handles quoted text differently to avoid the whole email including the previous message in each message sent by email.