I noticed Workplace StackExchange, instead of "add a comment", I see new copy for "suggest improvements".

I like that change but it doesn't really make sense if I am the author of the question -- I was wondering if this was a bug? I don't see it in all StackExchanges so not sure if this is configured specifically for Workplace StackExchange. Feel free to close if not an issue.

  • It's no bug, it's an experiment: workplace.meta.stackexchange.com/q/5320/73791
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Aug 20 '18 at 19:07
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    If you are the author of the question, why would you wish to comment on it? Aug 20 '18 at 19:48
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    @JoeStrazzere to respond to comments who have follow up questions that might not make sense to add to the question itself such as this reply xD
    – aug
    Aug 21 '18 at 0:25

Comments should be treated as ephemeral. This basically means that the questions and answers should really stand on their own - a future reader with the same question as you shouldn't have to read the comments in order to learn the answer to their question.

If someone has made a suggestion to your question or is seeking clarification, then it means that information isn't in the question.

While you could add another comment/suggestion to answer those concerns, the ideal place to answer is in the question itself. The comments aren't there to clarify the question - they're there as a prompt to you to clarify the question (or for someone else to edit your question).

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