Me (neitherday) wrote in suggestions,

Do not post replies to deleted comments

Do not post replies to deleted comments

Short, concise description of the idea
Replies to deleted comments end up disorganizing threads. They should not go through if the comment was deleted before the reply was submitted.

Full description of the idea
Many users regularly edit comments that have not yet been responded to by deleting and reposting. The problem comes in when someone responds to one of those deleted comments. This occurs most easily via the email based forms, but can occur directly on the website if the comment page is opened right before the comment is deleted. This should result in a "deleted comment" message similar to the "deleted post" message and the comment should not go through.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Cleaner, easier to read and understand threads.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • There may be valid reasons for responding to a deleted comment in-thread.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Write the code.
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