One workflow I’ve been using:
- Note that you can keep a Discourse post-in-progress open even as you switch to another thread. (For example, while writing this post, I can follow a link to Trails, Memex, and SourceCred).
- While reading another post, you can highlight a section and then select quote. For example:
When you make a quote in this fashion, it writes metadata that includes:
- Who authored the quote
- What topic it came from
- Which post it came from
This means it will be possible for SourceCred to automatically create cred-edges for these quotes. Also, in the Discourse frontend, a user can expand the quote to see the whole post that it came from.
I think that judicious use of this quoting feature can be easier to follow than explicit links. Also, the workflow for generating the quotes is pretty streamlined. Note you can also use the “search” icon in the top right to find a relevant post, again without breaking the flow of composing a post/reply.