I don’t know how much can this forum be tweaked and how much it is an issue of the design but there is inconsistency within the replies function (or with my understanding of how they work).
I would assume that when replying to a post I would see the previous message like in this example, where I can very easily understand what is going on.
But sometimes for some reason, it is not shown to get the information what post it is replying to I need to click on the reply button.
Then this is shown, which seems kinda confusing to me.
My question is this, is this just the design of Discourse or am I missing something?