EDIT: per discussion below, especially Stephen’s screenshot, it’s clear that my thoughts do NOT work here. I was wishing this could actually be effectively a threaded system, and it just isn’t. So, I retract my suggestion, though here it is for reference:
Continuing the discussion from Feedback wanted re pledge suspension, auto-drop, etc:
Not strongly held conclusion, but I’m a big fan of threading used well (and Discourse is fake-threaded by making it possible to at least track what’s a reply to what).
So, given the example I’m replying to (linked above), I think it would be far better to reply to each comment and post one at a time. That way, each reply is clearly linked to the parent and can be tracked in a sort of threaded way instead of a big all-at-once reply comment.
So, stating my opinion, just trying to develop good collective habits about how to use this forum well.
In contrast, @msiep wrote:
(BTW this is my first time responding in Discourse, and I love how I can go through the thread and mark things to quote and then reply to it all in one go like this. Huge improvement over email threads!)
This ironically reinforces my view because ideally (in my view) he should have posted that comment here in Forum: Meta instead of making his reply longer.
Thankfully, even my suggestion allows some amount of replying while reading on the topic that is all at one page, but it very well might not be as nice a reply experience. I think my way is less convenient for replying (but easy enough with habit) yet preferable for keeping effective discussion going well and not having ever-growing long enormous single replies.