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Deleting Comments

  1. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 6 months ago

    Since HP suggests that we delete irrelevant comments, I have been attempting to do so. My problem is that I may have a short string of comments, but answer the comments all in one comment capsule. For instance, I may delete comments A and C while wanting to keep B. I can do that, but in my answer, am unable to select one comment for deletion - it's all or nothing. Is there some way to do that?

    1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image77
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      1. Go to my account page.
      2. Click to comments.
      3. Check each comment
      4. Approve, deny or reply
      5. You may keep a comment in pending status.

  2. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 5 months ago

    Thank you, JYOTI KOTHARI, but I'm good with the comments people leave. It's just that I answered several comments all in one blow and find that I can not edit that particular comment capsule. I can deep 6 the whole thing but can't just remove part. I was hoping that I just didn't understand.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      I've run into the same issue. It looks like the only way is to maybe copy the whole thing, then paste each part you want to keep in separately, and delete the original. Then is will be out of order though. For the most part, I just make a judgement call as to whether it's more good than bad.

    2. Glenn Stok profile image96
      Glenn Stokposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Dolores, JYOTI KOTHARI didn't understand your question. A long time ago I used to answer several people combined in one comment too. But more recently I've been keeping my replies individualized. So I only have the same problem that you have with my older comments. In those cases, if I delete some comments and I have multiple answers in one that apply to comments I am keeping, I just go ahead and delete my combined reply too.

      My thinking is that the reader already saw my reply way back when it occurred. So I don't worry so much about removing my reply now.  Hope that helps you make a decision as you go forward cleaning up comments.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        I have the same attitude.  If my combined reply doesn't add any new information to the Hub, and it's older than a few weeks, then I just delete it.  The people I was addressing would've read my reply long ago and they're not likely to come back to look for it again!

  3. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 5 months ago

    Thanks Glenn and Marissa. I just started deleting most of the comments. Very few actually added any valuable information. I can't believe some of the useless chit chat I allowed. But the whole comments thing was nice. People have been so kind. Oh well, on with the new.