Difference between reply and response in user_actions

In the user_actions table, two of the action_types are ‘reply’ and ‘response.’ Does anyone know the exact difference?

You can find these by running a SQL query in the Data Explorer:

SELECT * FROM user_actions
WHERE ((action_type = 5) OR (action_type = 6 ))
/*AND target_topic_id = if-you-want-to-make-it-easier*/


I continued to do some testing and found that every post in a topic thread by a user other than the OP is considered a ‘response’ whereas a reply could be by the same OP! In other words, ‘response’ can be used to differentiate between posts that are by the same user who posted the topic and replies by other users.

It’s clear now, thanks!


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