Is it possible to indirectly reply to a post? i.e. comment instead of reply.
And if not, would it be possible to add as a feature?
The reason I ask is that in the travis-ci discourse I came across a question. I had information relevant to the question, that didn’t directly answer the question, so I felt I shouldn’t use the reply feature.
Maybe I’m too used to stackoverflow and how the reply section is strictly reserved for direct answers. Do you think distinguishing between replies and comments would be useful?
I’m also not sure how adding a comment section would fit into the flat vs threaded discussion. It might make the layout overly complicated. Maybe a reply could have a tag or something indicating it’s a comment?