It appears that there’s no way in Discourse to have multiple replies “in progress” at the same time. I was just now writing an extended reply to a complex conversation, and I wanted to take a breather and do something else. So I read a few other threads, some of which warranted a short reply - but when I tried to do so I got asked “do you want to abandon your current message?” Ironically enough, that also happened when I tried to post this question
I regularly write “draft” responses to threads, often wanting to leave them overnight to give me a chance to think about them before posting. It looks like this isn’t a practical option in Discourse.
This sucks, and is in direct conflict with the idea that Discourse is trying to encourage better thought out and more in-depth replies. I’m struggling to think of any justification for this limitation (other than “you shouldn’t use Discourse for complex conversations” )
Have I missed something obvious here?