- Extend time to comment: Any possibility to extending time to edit a comment? I find that as I am writing, a brainstorm or correction comes that needs review before updating comment. If original is incorrect and unable to edit or delete then it gets posted nonetheless creating possible confusion or unnecessary further comments for correction. Let's try to keep the chit-chat down to a minimum.
- Commenting on another user's question: There is a restriction on making comments to another user's question. It appears to force a new "Answer" which is not necessarily correct in the case of wanting to add more clarification to the existing thread. If the "Answer" function is meant for the same thing then it should be made clear to all participants this is desired.
I agree with point 1, but you can delete comments after the edit time elapses (no idea for how long, however)
As to point 2, you can comment on the question, but you have to have a rep of 50 to do so. This (I assume) is to prevent noobs from over commenting. I'm not there yet, but I could understand why as the community grows and more people can do so...
Civi folks didn't come up with this. The rules are the same for all SE sites and for the most part I think they are with good reason. I'm still on the fence about the prohibition on commenting, but I can see the argument for not wanting people to misuse it.
The nice thing about being new here is that you won't have noob status for very long. Post one good question or one decent answer, and watch your rep score shoot upwards.
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