Edited by ZenBalancer at 5-15-2017 19:48 |
It's true that using the Reply button won't use a minimized copy of the post your replied to, IF the post you reply to is the OP's thread-starting post, so in that case the Reply function won't use it as prefix to your post for the user to have a visual cue as well that you replied to that user, but it does do that when you use the Reply button on any other post other than post #1 that starts the thread. That's probably a deliberate decision to minimize visual noise I think. But it might lead to confusion and discontinuation of the usage of the Reply button.
The disadvantage of not using the Reply button, is that your reply won't be listed for a response in the user's overview, accessible for example with this link: http://forum.chuwi.com/home.php?mod=space&do=notice&mobile=no
Because even when the Reply function doesn't prefix a minimal copy of the post you reply to, so even when an automatic prefix to your post for a visual queue in the actual thread isn't added, it however, always does add your reply link to the user's overview I linked in this post, thus also when you reply to the original OP's post starting the thread, any reply to any post #1.
I hope that what I understand is correct, and useful to you too.