Disable the feature that automatically removes quoting of the newest post

It’s sometimes difficult to follow discussions where someone intentionally tried to quote the newest post, but the system automatically removes the quote. Can we disable this?

I think it only removes it if the message was quoted in its entirety. I recently ran into this on one of my replies, and I found it a bit annoying at the time. Then I realized that a link to the post to which the reply applies will be added automatically unless it is the post immediately preceding the reply, so that seemed to cover any threading / continuity issues for me.