Okay, thanks for clarifying. 😌 I guess it seemed to me like you didn't like the idea because much of your post was devoted to trying to demonstrate how inconvenient it was.
Let me try to clarify myself, because I didn't quite intend to suggest the approach your post demonstrates, and also because I didn't really go into much detail about what I think some of the future possibilities are that could reduce the "round trip" pain you mentioned.
In my post here:
...when I suggested that linking to another post is an easy way to reference it in a new conversation, I didn't mean to imply that I thought this was also a good solution for quoting a post in a new conversation, or that the current linked post UI is the best UI for displaying a referenced post.
As you demonstrated, both quoting and linking to a post in a new conversation requires copying and pasting multiple things, which isn't very convenient.
What I was hinting at but didn't outright say in my post (because I'm wary of promising features I can't guarantee or provide a timeline for) is that while we don't have advanced cross-conversation referencing/quoting functionality yet, linking to a post at least gets us partway there and provides enough metadata behind the scenes so that at some point in the future we can implement nicer UI functionality around linked posts that would allow them to be expanded inline similar to how we allow parent posts to be expanded within replies (like at the top of this post).
The idea would be that you shouldn't need to manually quote sections of the referenced post because the reader would be able to expand it and see it right there. Though you of course still could quote specific sections if you wanted to.