Continuing the discussion from Threading and replying on Discourse:
I dread trying to get to grips with this again, but here goes.
All I’m doing at the moment is replying to @admin’s post “Threading and Replying on Discourse” (which was posted yesterday, i.e., Wed 2 Sep 2020) by clicking on the blue
Reply button near the bottom of the topic screen, and selecting “Reply as linked topic” from the menu that pops up.
(On this occasion, for some reason, there were only two options, not including an option to send a a personal message. Another puzzle.)
My fear is that, as on the first occasion when I tried to use this option, when my post appears - presumably initiating a new topic, with the title that I have chosen - it will not display a link to @admin’s parent post.
I see that the system has in fact created a link, in the form of the first paragraph, which I did not write myself.
The question now is: in general, does this system-created link point to the OP of the parent topic, or does it (as I would wish) point to to the specific post in that topic to which I was replying? It might be possible to determine this, without further experimentation, by looking again at my first attempt at using this facility.
Yes, the system in fact does do exactly what I would wish it to do. (See, for example: Shrinking population - Covid.) The confusion was all mine. I’m sorry! It is probably my typical miserable pessimism showing.
Score: Discourse 1, Twirlip 0.