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    When you wish to "Reply" to a post, be aware that at the bottom of the post where you can select "Quote" "or "Comment", if you select Comment that it doesn't push the post back to the top. This could rain on your parade if you are waiting for someone to reply to a question you had, and no one ever seems to reply. If the person answering the question hits "Comment", you are just SOL unless you go back and check for comments...again, the post won't be pushed back to the top.
    Richard
    Darksider #390
    Murgie's FAQ

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    True. Comments do not "bump" the topic. Typically, Comments are only used if you wish to communicate something to the individual post that might otherwise take the thread "off-topic". It is actually a pretty cool feature that, when everyone gets used to it, should help keep replies "on topic".

    For example, if you are reading this post and want to say something to me like "hey, let's get together for lunch", you could do that using a Comment rather than a Reply.

    Or a better example, if you wanted to point out my lousy grammar or spelling, that is really "off-topic" and should go in as a Comment.
    Last edited by Cruiseman; 09-27-2014, 07:31 PM.
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    • Cruiseman
      Cruiseman commented
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  • #3
    If you "comment" on a post, it doesn't count as part of your post count either, if that's important to you. Like Cruiseman explains, it's more of a way to keep from hijacking a thread or sending it off in a different direction than the OP intended.

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    • #4
      Hmmm! That will take some getting used to. I was trying to follow a post earlier and after a couple of hours could not believe no one had replied. Turns out that there were several pertinent replies, but they were entered as comments so the post never got bumped.

      Thanks to you both for the explanation.
      Richard
      Darksider #390
      Murgie's FAQ

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      • #5
        Originally posted by TravelinLite View Post
        When you wish to "Reply" to a post, be aware that at the bottom of the post where you can select "Quote" "or "Comment", if you select Comment that it doesn't push the post back to the top. This could rain on your parade if you are waiting for someone to reply to a question you had, and no one ever seems to reply. If the person answering the question hits "Comment", you are just SOL unless you go back and check for comments...again, the post won't be pushed back to the top.
        Well that's cool. I kinda like that feature.

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        • #6
          I think the comment feature is one of the best features I am seen on this forum. I have not seen it implemented on any other forum. It really irritates me when threads go way off topic.
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          • #7
            Originally posted by TravelinLite View Post
            When you wish to "Reply" to a post, be aware that at the bottom of the post where you can select "Quote" "or "Comment", if you select Comment that it doesn't push the post back to the top. This could rain on your parade if you are waiting for someone to reply to a question you had, and no one ever seems to reply. If the person answering the question hits "Comment", you are just SOL unless you go back and check for comments...again, the post won't be pushed back to the top.
            I'll try this, new here and practising , screwed up with choosing COMMENTS instead of QUOTE.
            Sorry, I will figure it out eventually,

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Johnharder View Post

              I'll try this, new here and practising , screwed up with choosing COMMENTS instead of QUOTE.
              Sorry, I will figure it out eventually,
              By George; I think I got it!

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              • 530ktm
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                I do believe you have it.
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