Question about comment on questions


#1

@pfaffman et al

It appears that comment are currently only available on answers, not question.

Is there a way to make comments available on question, or a good reason not to?

In particular looking them similar to SE https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/comment (copied below)
as a tool to guide askers to improve there quest for anwsers.

When should I comment?

You should submit a comment if you want to:

  • Request clarification from the author;
  • Leave constructive criticism that guides the author in improving the post;
  • Add relevant but minor or transient information to a post (e.g. a link to a related question, or an alert to the author that the question has been updated).

#2

That’s not true, but since you have changed the “reply” button to an “answer” button, that’s what it looks like. Topics (which you are calling “questions”) are collections of posts, an “original post” (“OP”) and replies, which can be a reply to any post (including the original post) in the topic.

Discourse isn’t Stack Exchange, and is designed fairly explicitly not to be. Stack exchange is designed to stop people from having Discussions. Discourse is designed to support meaningful discussion. Have a look at how https://meta.discourse.org/c/support works, for example.

My best suggestion would be to change the “Answer” button to be “answer/reply”.


#3

Ok , That make sense.

I think the Q & A section is (intentionally) a little outside of those design spec’s in a bit of a SE direction.

Some more to ponder there.

Thanks