"system" editing quote replies loses tracking of which post the reply is to

When quoting a whole previous post, “system” edits your reply to remove the quote:

" system just now Automatically removed quote of whole previous post."

However, in doing so, the tracking between reply and previous post is lost. The “load parent post” option (which is shown when you use the “reply” function) is not shown. It therefore becomes unclear what the new reply is actually referring to.

What and who is affected by this issue/request?

Responding to users, if quoting the whole response. Particularly an issue if quoting a one line post.

Where on the platform does it happen?

Post responding.

How do we replicate the issue?

Chose a post to reply to.
Highlight all of the post’s text and click “quote”.
Add your response.
Watch “system” edit your post after posting.
See how there is a lack of tracking to which post you responded to.

Expected behavior (i.e. solution)

Don’t edit the post. Let the user chose the best way to respond to a post.

Alternatively, if making this edit add in some way for the reply to track which post they were responding to (as happens when you instead chose the “reply” functionality).

Other Comments

Example here: On the name of Persian Gulf - #21 by Casey_boy

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Ce sujet de discussion accompagne la publication sur https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/system-editing-quote-replies-loses-tracking-of-which-post-the-reply-is-to/109622