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This question already has an answer here:

EDIT: Let me break it down to something even simpler.

I understand that this is a bug. I also understand that the deletion of a comment is implemented as a vote for deletion. The only thing I cannot get my head around is:

  • Why can we not change the text that is displayed?
  • Is it because it would be too cumbersome to make this change implementation-wise?
  • Is it just low-priority?

The second and third question are simple yes-or-no questions that I think I can expect an answer to. I apologize if I missed something important.


I recently deleted two of my comments and got the following warning:

enter image description here

Why is deleting my comment called a "comment vote"? Now, please read on before flagging it as a duplicate...

This is the same question as this one: Deleting a comment (mine) shouldn't count as a comment vote. But unfortunately, nothing was done to fix the bug.

So, perhaps my question is rather: Why was this bug not addressed so far?

It has been around for a couple of years now and I'd really like to see a change to this misleading pop-up text.

N.B. I am not complaining about the time limit of 5 seconds. I am complaining about the wording.

marked as duplicate by slhck, Antony, Azik, Martijn Pieters, hims056 Feb 25 '14 at 11:19

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  • Did you see this and this? – devnull Feb 25 '14 at 10:52
  • Of course. But those "answers" do not explain why nothing was done to improve the wording, in my opinion. – Mathias Müller Feb 25 '14 at 10:55
  • @Vishwas Sharma did you read my post before flagging it? – Mathias Müller Feb 25 '14 at 10:57
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    Afaik it's called a vote because it's implemented as a vote. – Bart Feb 25 '14 at 10:59
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    @MathiasMüller this bug is status-bydesign. – DroidDev Feb 25 '14 at 11:00
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    If there's a bug that hasn't been addressed, but there's an original report for it, you can place a bounty on that question. – slhck Feb 25 '14 at 11:09
  • @slhck I'd place a bounty on it if I had 17k reputation on meta. Besides, the answers there that are not downvoted have bounties of 400 and 100 already. But I'll consider deleting my question. – Mathias Müller Feb 25 '14 at 11:59
  • I know, but that probably just means the team doesn't want to fix it. It doesn't warrant posting another report to get attention. I can bounty it if you like. – slhck Feb 25 '14 at 12:20
  • @slhck Thanks - I appreciate your answer. I have edited my post to include this possibility (i.e. the team not wanting to fix it). I'd be glad if you put a bounty on the original report. – Mathias Müller Feb 25 '14 at 12:44
  • @MathiasMüller Perhaps retitle your question, if you are not interested in "why" but whether or not it can be changed. – Bart Feb 25 '14 at 13:39
  • @Bart You're right - the current one is not really accurate. What do you think of the new one? – Mathias Müller Feb 25 '14 at 13:48
  • Seems fair enough. – Bart Feb 25 '14 at 13:52

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