quoting should show the quote, not a link to the quote.
I want to read the conversation, not be constantly clicking on links to try and find out what's been said
Quoting on here is a bit odd, because on the back-end it seems to be implemented as just a link. But when you view it on here you can usually see the text. I can certainly see the text of the quote while I'm typing this, and I fully expect to also see the text once it's been posted. But... if you quote someone who themselves started with a quote, that second-level quote will be just a link. And the quote box might not contain any other text after that link, so you might think that the link is the quote itself. But note that you can usually expand the quotation to see the rest of the material by clicking on the control to the top right of the quote box.