When I click the arrow icon to start a reply to a chat message, the text field is prepended with a colon followed by the message ID. This also works even if you've entered something in the text field, so
Replying to somebody
:1234567 Replying to somebody
But since an image upload will submit immediately, I have to start the reply before uploading.
But that doesn't work either. The message ID that's prepended ends up being erased and replaced with the image URL before the upload submits. I have to edit to include the message ID to turn it into a reply, and since editing a message with a onebox causes the onebox to reload, it can get distracting.
Can we please preserve the message ID so
instead so I don't have to edit it or upload it separately?
EDIT [11/20]: just found out that the upload button is totally disabled when the field isn't empty now. I guess it's to stop any message being completely replaced with the upload URL, so perhaps seeing it from that perspective, it's a good thing. It doesn't exactly help matters here, though.