Remove "Replies are only visible to students that have posted at least one reply" In discussion threads

Idea created by Reuben Dowie on Mar 19, 2018
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    I think you should disable the "Users must post before seeing replies" option when posting a thread on course sites. There is no good reason for students to select it yet they still often do which can be very frustrating for me and, I'm sure, many other students. Often it will be a good question that students would like to know the answer to, but they have no reason to post in the thread. So they will either have to post something useless that clutters the thread, or miss out on the answer to the question. Or, it encourages them to post an entirely new thread with the same question, creating more clutter. It is unfair and counterproductive.
    I really enjoy almost everything about Canvas but I think this feature is the single most useless and annoying thing about it.
    Or, at least, give course coordinators the option to disable this feature in their course sites.