the removal of replies has really hampered the natural communication on this website

a reply was like me walking past you on the sidewalk as you water your flowers next to your porch and i go “nice flowers!” and you say “thanks!” and we go about our days

now i walk past your flowers and i can either walk up to you and stop you from doing what you’re doing to tell you that you have nice flowers, or i use my cell phone to call you and tell you the flowers are looking nice while we stare each other down, you in your front yard, me on the sidewalk