We have a site with a feed of activities people are doing and others can reply to those activities. The current design has a place for replying in the feed but we don't want to show other replies there to keep from cluttering the design. There will be a number of replies as a link to go to the post view (happening as a popout lightbox similar to pinterest's new feed/lightbox.)
We have a question about the user flow when they post - should they see the reply in the feed, similar to facebook/pinterest/etc or should I just show a confirmation message thanking them for their post with a link to the post?
On the one hand, I think it's normal to see what I replied right there - on the other hand, if I reloaded that feed page, I won't see my reply any more.