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Deleting comments

Westfool 2 years ago in Website updated by Futurist1 1 month ago 3

I think it would be great for us to easily go back and delete some of our comments if we wish. Sometimes in passion and debate it is easy to make comments which don't really reflect us or add to the investment discussion at hand.

Last I look we have to request to remove comments, but it really should be like an "edit" "check the box" "delete" option. I think this would benefit the community and then also allow it easier for readers to review relevant comments as someone could remove their hasty and/or unbeneficial comments.

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Hi,


Thanks the feedback. The issue with allowing comment deletion is that it would delete nested replies to that comments and other subsequent comments could become unintelligible.


Thanks,

Daniel

Comments are getting deleted too liberally.  I know you have guidelines but I have seen so many terrible seeking alpha articles about investing in a company that when I comment and point out the flaws in the analysts logic, my comments get deleted.  I don't think I am being rash but rather being filtered and honestly think that seeking alpha is creating a platform for BS to be spread.  It is really discouraging and thinking of giving up on this site. 

This is why I will not continue read, review, or comment on any SeekingAlpha articles in the future. This site has become too controlled and moderated. Those who contribute not only their time but their thoughts and ideas to the platform should have the ability to maintain control over those thoughts and ideas. What comments you have of mine currently you can keep I guess, but I shouldn't have to ask permission to delete or edit a post. It is an open forum and should remain as such. The point about making "subsequent comments" unintelligible is ridiculous; if that trumps a person's right to have control over their contributions to this platform you can have it—deleting or editing a post isn't the end of the world and changing the rules from being able to edit and delete to not is supremely unethical and it was done so without notice or warning. The ethics and credibility of this platform has hit a low point. Further, the focus should be more on the articles rather than the comments; SeekingAlpha is making it more about the comments rather than the articles—so which is it? And don't reply with both because that's just a cop out.