For over a year we tried to use comments and answers as part of Q&A platform on SCN.
The specific issues Community is still facing:
- Comments and answers cannot be sorted together chronologically. This (a) makes it difficult to understand how the solution/answers evolved (additional information could be posted by OP anywhere); (b) can make the answers look odd/incorrect because it’s impossible to see in what context they were posted.
- Answers are used to reply to another answer, in which case the person replied to does not get notified.
- A comment could end up being an actual answer.
- Any advantages comment/answer structure presents seem to be of no value to the SCN members.
I feel we have spent sufficient time and effort expecting the community members to adjust and adopt this feature. It is clearly not happening and mis-use is still very prevalent.
With this in mind, I motion to replace answers/comment with a singular “reply”. This will simplify UI and notification process, in my opinion.