When I tried to delete a comment after I just deleted another one, the system told me

You can submit a comment vote every five seconds.

The message should be different, right?


Deleting a comment is a vote to delete, as far as the computer knows.

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  • Source: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/47412/… – Pops May 8 '10 at 19:03
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    That's bad design, because to the user they are different, so the message is quite confusing. – Ether May 8 '10 at 23:18
  • @Ether Then open a feature request? I'm just reporting the current reasoning. – waiwai933 May 9 '10 at 0:31
  • The message is confusing, but it's voting for almost every action -- such as voting to close your own question. – Dave Chen Jul 11 '13 at 20:02
  • You can't vote to delete your own comment, it just does it. – Anonymous Penguin Aug 3 '13 at 1:07
  • If I try to delete a comment it is (seems to be?) deleted in the platform. Now, regardless of its implementation, shouldn't the error message "You may only submit a comment vote every 5 seconds" be more end-user friendly? – Mosty Mostacho Aug 27 '13 at 18:18
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    Presumably a site designed for computer programming questions would be able to differentiate between "how the computer sees it" and "how the user sees it". Google Maps doesn't report travel distances in binary. – endolith Oct 1 '13 at 21:10

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