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[META] Problems with "Convert to answer" and deleting answers

Leonardo Donelli
on 6/18/14, 5:05 AM 1,276 views

I accidentally clicked "Convert to answer" to a comment by another users on an answer. The comment got erased and a new answer by me, with the same text as the deleted comment appeared. That is by itself extremely stupid.

To make matters worse, I can't delete my answer. I tried clicking on "Convert to comment" and it became a comment for the question that I still can't delete (and not even edit) and I can only turn into an answer again.

In all of this, I effectively deleted another user's comment. Basically anyone can delete comments by anyone.

Link to the question.


EDIT: It just happened again. It's too easy to click on "convert to answer" instead of "Comment" by mistake. Another thing I noticed is that if you try to convert to comment an answer without any text, it results in Internal Server Error.

Please make the comment link a lot more prominent than the "convert to answer" one, or disable altogether "convert to answer" for comments by other people! A lot of people are also posting new answers instead of comments => the comment link is badly placed.


We are working on this issue. This will be fixed in a few days, improvements are coming.

Juan José Scarafía
On 6/24/14, 9:14 AM

There are some bugs related to comments and answers. If we convert a "comment to an answer", and the answer has nested comments, these will be lost and only the response becomes a comment. This is extremely dangerous for answers that has many comments with much content.

Besides, we can't edit or delete a comment.

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Asked: 6/18/14, 5:05 AM
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