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Question asked by Richard Frank - December 9, 2014 at 6:10 AM
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I was wonder what exactly the idea for the difference is between comment and reply?

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Richard Frank Replied
December 9, 2014 at 6:11 AM
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Richard Frank Replied
December 9, 2014 at 6:19 AM
indeed.. Steve :)
 
but .. why a difference between comment and reply? I think it's a bit confusing
 
every forum I have known there is only a reply option and replies are also comments on a post.
when you want to respond to a specific reply there is a quote option.
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Steve Reid Replied
December 9, 2014 at 6:20 AM
The difference is that a reply can be liked and with a comment you can't do anything. It seems like it's not really thought out well that's for sure.
 
Comments have no place in a forum. We need to be able to either vote up or like any post at all. Right now it seems this system is not complete.
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Richard Frank Replied
December 9, 2014 at 6:25 AM
it's the third of fourth forum I have used here.. now ST is inventing the wheel again.
 
I think ST has some stocks in mouse scroll wheel producers :D  .. just kidding.
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Andy Schmidt Replied
March 17, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Agreed with everyone's sentiments.
 
I don't see "comments" as being useful in the context in a forum.  In fact, I found myself first "commenting" unintentionally, then realizing it lost all the formatting (such as paragraphs/line breaks), then reposting as a reply, etc. Comments are just another/unexpected twist confusing occasional users.
 
And, yes, I've too noticed them changing forum software from time-to-time. Prettier, but, if anything, now harder to navigate to problems related to a particular product. It's "nicer on the eye" but the utility value has decreased, in my opinion.
 
 

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