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Re^2: RFC: Eliminate the "Offer Your Reply" links
in thread RFC: Eliminate the "Offer Your Reply" links
Except that it would be a confusing interface. A more accurate translation would be "Yes, we want your response. Here is a page that doesn't actually let you respond, but please don't be shocked or too confused and search for one of the links that lets you actually reply and click it and this time we'll actually give you a place to compose your reply. We hope you read the existing replies before you do that but we aren't actually going to tell you any of this."
So, these links could be such that they cause some explanatory text to be displayed above the thread. Of course, experience shows that exactly that type of explanatory text is the type of thing that people are very good at ignoring.