This has been brought up quite a few times in various threads. I know it is a pet peeve for KennyD and dieselshadow - and I agree.
The subject - when creating a post while quoting another post, if there are images in the quoted post they show. This can be annoying if there are multiple images.
I try to edit out the quoted images when I am on my PC. But when on my iPad (most of the time now) it is a little more difficult. I have a heck of a time placing the curor where I want with my fat fingers - then some time backspacing. Forget about selecting a section of text - I just can never do it.
And with most people these days - any extra steps is a pain. People just want to hit the quote button and post.
I looked for a possible solution. In the Admin CP there is a setting that may work:
Admin CP > Settings > Options > Manage Attachment Settings > View Attached Images Inline
If that is set to "no" wouldn't the quoted images just be shown as links instead?