When replying to any post on any forum, one must use the "reply" function in order for it to reply correctly to the person one meant to reply to.

IF one simply uses the already there "quick reply box" to reply, even when in threaded mode, the post, when posted, will appear as a reply to the original post in the thread, and not the post the reply was meant for.

I have noticed quite a few replies that made no sense in context because of this; the posters apparently have not figured out that one must use the "reply" function to avoid having this happen.