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When someone replies to one of my questions. I am finding that I am replying to myself and not the last person who tried to. The "comment on this answer" does not repost my additional questions from other people who have replied to my post. So I am confused about how to maintain dialog on this site. In contrast I belong to physics forums and there is a simple "post reply" field and I have been able to maintain communication on those posts. So what is this site's equivalent to a simple "post reply" so that I can get additional feedback on my questions?

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    Jul 11, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    Hello Ben,

    using the "answer" button is normally for the moment when you really have the answer (or part of it) to the question. So if you find the solution to your own question yourself, it's always good community behaviour to come back and update the question with it by using "answer" and then marking it as correct (that's another button underneath each answer).

    Other than that it would probably always be comments to answers or to questions (I use those if I need more info to actually give an answer).

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    What happens for me sometimes, is that I hit the wrong "Submit" button. See the current example of what I'm looking at:

    • there is the blue "Submit" button for this comment I'm writing and
    • underneath there is the white button "Comment on this answer", which would delete my text and show a blank window again.
    • And even more further down there is the always open window for an answer to the question.

    I have accidently pressed the wrong button sometimes or mistook the answer textbox for the comment textbox, thus creating the wrong kind of reply (after some grumbling and retyping my text, because of some believed platform issue).

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    Does that help you a bit? :)

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    Regards,

    Steffi.

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  • Jul 11, 2017 at 06:58 PM

    Another answer just for show. :)

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    Regards,

    Steffi.

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  • Jul 10, 2017 at 07:26 PM

    Hello Ben,

    I'm a bit confused. When you use "Comment on this answer" what happens for you? It does not create a comment under the answer? Could you provide an example?

    It can get a bit complicated, I know, because you have comments on the question itself (directly under the start post), then there are answers (pretty much the highest hierarchy point created with the big blue button) und then there are comments to those answers (underneath via the button under every answer).

    Oh and of course comments to comments (either to the questions comments or answer comments) which you get by using "Reply" on a comment.

    I looked at some of your questions and it seems like most of the time you hit "answer" which always means "answer to the question". If you want to reply to an existing answer, there is a "Comment on this answer" underneath it.

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    Regards,

    Steffi.

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  • Jul 19, 2017 at 12:24 PM

    ok thank you

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