How to quote text selection in issues beyond copy/paste/manual formatting?

Is there an easy way to quote whole comments or selections of a comment within an issue thread? Some method to automatically construct messages with e-mail like conventions?

If I want to quote another comment, I copy the whole text, paste it into the textarea and prepend > accordingly. If there are many comments by different users, I copy the link of the comment and insert it above the blockquote as [@username](LINK-TO-COMMENT).

This approach has disadvantages:

  • All formatting is lost, including nested comments and code blocks
  • Need to go back and forth to copy text and comment link and type in the link

I’m wondering if there is an option to enable a Reply to this comment menu item in the context menu of a comment (in addition to “Edit this comment” or “Report abusive comment”)?