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Removing old comments

Hello, a little while ago I wrote a comment that was way off topic. I have severe ADHD and upon returning to this article for help reinstalling my server, I realized the major error in my comment. It was prudent that I revised the comment, or removed it and created a new one. However I had no ability to do this. I understand why this policy is in place, but also in this case it hindered the progress of information. The only solution to remove the comment I could think of was to use the “submit a bug” form to contact the site developers directly. However I am writing this to increase the likelihood of affecting change.

Possible solutions: (1) Add a button to request the deletion of a comment a user has created. However this will cause more work for the administrators. (2) Allow users to delete their old comments at their discretion, but also keep the inability to edit comments after an amount of time.

~Austin “lionheart” Gatling

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We’ll pass this request on to our development team. In the mean time, one way to ask for a comment to be removed is to “report” it. Using the “other” option, you can specify a reason:

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