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Can't reply to author once I receive a best answer. Answered

I don't know if this is a bug or the way it is intended to operate, but I have noticed several times that I have received a Best Answer and the author has a follow up comment or question and there is no way for me to respond to it. The reply button isn't there.
Is that just me or is it the same for others?

Here is a link to the most recent instance:

https://www.instructables.com/answers/How-do-you-delete-music-off-of-a-music-CD-R/

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kelseymh

8 years ago

That's a feature (no pun intended ;-), not a bug. "Best Answer" is identical to the "sticky comment" flag. Comments which have been stickied (forced to the top of the main thread) are locked. This prevents hijacking by trolls, which has been a major problem on a number of other discussion board systems. The locking is recursive, leading to the issue you see.

You can always reply to someone's comment, whether stickied or not, via your profile. Go to the Discussions tab, and click the appropriate reply link in the far right column.

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kelseymhkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Hmmm. No one can see my original "first comment" in this topic, except me. I'm replying to myself right now...will that make it visible, or will this become an orphan, floating at second level?

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kelseymhBurf

Reply 8 years ago

Very interesting! You replied to my reply to my original "invisible" comment. Do you see it now? Talking about Best Answer being the same as the sticky flag.

And yes, I do see the comment when I'm logged out (just tried with Safari).

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Burfkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Yeah, I see it now. I realized that after I had made the post with the link to the other bug report I made.
I wish I had connected the issue to the problem I had back then. I would wager you had the same as I.

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Burfkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

I just realized this is the first post you made. Apparently, replying to yourself made it show up. Or maybe, as mine did in the bug I linked below, it just materialized out of the ether.

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kelseymh

8 years ago

Burf, an off-topic question. How many comments do you see on this topic? Two, or three?

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Burfkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Three, Lemonie, Nacho and you

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kelseymhBurf

Reply 8 years ago

Hmmmm. Okay. So you don't see my comment down at the bottom of the list, dated "Sep 29, 2010. 11:28 AM". Thanks!

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Burfkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Including this one, I only see two from you.

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BurfBurf

Reply 8 years ago

Oh, and the earliest question I see is from Lemonie @ "Sep 29, 2010. 12:56 PM"

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NachoMahma

8 years ago

. As per lemonie, that's the way it's supposed to be. Once the question has been answered, there should be no need for further comments. Doesn't always turn out that way, but it works very well in most cases.
. C&P the question to a new comment.

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lemonie

8 years ago


PM them. It's a deliberate "stickyness"

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