Message Board - seeing old posts when posting a reply

On another forum I’m on, when you hit “reply” you can scroll down and still see all of the previous posts that have been made to the thread underneath the text box for your new reply.

It can be very difficult to reply to some of the threads without forgetting what names have already been mentioned/suggested, etc. It would be a big help if you could see all of the previous posts when you’re typing a reply.

I’m not sure if it will work in your browser, but in IE you can right-click on the button to post a reply and select the option to open it up in a new window (or tab in certain versions). If you do that you’ll be able to still see the thread in the original window/tab.