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Discussion on: Changelog: Hidden Comments

tobiassn profile image
Tobias SN

I actually think this is a bad idea. Say someone wrote an article about a piece of software they made, and someone makes a comment about a critical flaw it has. Because this will likely reduce the amount of people who are going to use it, the author simply decides to hide the comment.

Now I understand that this will not always happen, so I’m proposing that users need to earn permission to use the feature, perhaps by having to reach a certain amount of comments and hearts. And even then, they shouldn’t be completely hidden. Maybe something like what Ryan suggested.

onizuka89 profile image

It is a bad idea indeed. There was a post I read this morning, that had comments on it that was on-topic, refuting most of the post.

Author even replied that there is a lot of good points, but later that day comments are hidden, and as far as I can tell, the author have not updated post to reflect any of the points in the comments. So feel like it's just burying information for self serving reasons.

veky profile image

It has happened to me many times, most recently right now. I guess DEV is starting to value political correctness more than other types of correctness. Of course they aren't the only one, in fact it's a wonder they endured for this long. Well, it was nice while it lasted. Time to find a new community.

(Yes, I know this comment is probably going to be hidden. I'm writing it mostly for the person who is going to hide it.:)

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