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Q&A Why do we have "General comments" threads?

I'm one of the offenders, and the answer is quite simple: I often don't know what else to name it, even after several minutes of hard thinking. I want commmenting to be a task of ease, not a task o...

posted 5mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Andreas from the dark caverns‭

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#2: Post edited by user avatar Andreas from the dark caverns‭ · 2024-01-26T19:15:43Z (5 months ago)
  • I'm one of the offenders, and the answer is quite simple: I often don't know what else to name it, even after several minutes of hard thinking. I want commmenting to be a task of ease, not a task of complication.
  • In addition, there are many sorts of comments that don't actually fit very well in their own buckets, and are better grouped with other ones; these comments form the group of general response, hence the name: "general comments". Just because we _can_ have different buckets for every comment, doesn't mean we should.
  • One can always revisit the name of a comment thread later on, if the set of general comments actually turned out to have something not so general in common.
  • I'm one of the offenders, and the answer is quite simple: I often don't know what else to name it, even after several minutes of hard thinking. I want commmenting to be a task of ease, not a task of complication.
  • In addition, there are many sorts of comments that don't actually fit very well in their own buckets, and are better grouped with other ones; these comments form the group of general responses, hence the name: "general comments". Just because we _can_ have different buckets for every comment, doesn't mean we should.
  • One can always revisit the name of a comment thread later on, if the set of general comments actually turned out to have something not so general in common.
#1: Initial revision by user avatar Andreas from the dark caverns‭ · 2024-01-26T11:57:29Z (5 months ago)
I'm one of the offenders, and the answer is quite simple: I often don't know what else to name it, even after several minutes of hard thinking. I want commmenting to be a task of ease, not a task of complication.

In addition, there are many sorts of comments that don't actually fit very well in their own buckets, and are better grouped with other ones; these comments form the group of general response, hence the name: "general comments". Just because we _can_ have different buckets for every comment, doesn't mean we should. 

One can always revisit the name of a comment thread later on, if the set of general comments actually turned out to have something not so general in common.