Is it OK to comment on an answer to a question you did not ask?

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  1. Sherry Hewins profile image91
    Sherry Hewinsposted 10 years ago

    Is it OK to comment on an answer to a question you did not ask?

    A couple of times lately I commented on answers to questions I did not ask. Each time my comment has gone to moderation. They were perfectly nice, even complimentary comments. I can't find any rule that says you cannot do this. Is it not OK?

  2. Sapper profile image65
    Sapperposted 10 years ago

    I'm not sure, but I think all comments wait for moderation. Either way, don't know if it's ok or not, but I do it too. Don't see why it wouldn't be, as long as you are adding something of value.

    1. luvintkandtj profile image66
      luvintkandtjposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I do it as well. for example, now! But I feel seeing the dialog is beneficial at answering the initial question. As long as the comments are positive. You can disagree without being rude or disrespectful.

  3. Jackie Lynnley profile image85
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 10 years ago

    I do it and can't see why it would not be OK. It is there for everyone and even the answers may be of interest to comment on which make the whole discussion better. If it is against the rules, then it is a bad rule. It encourages participation, and should be good, especially if all is done in good taste.

    1. Brett.Tesol profile image52
      Brett.Tesolposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, this is a comment on a answer for a question I didn't ask! The whole point is to agree, disagree, discuss and expand. It is not against the rules, it is part of the format (otherwise they wouldn't have a button).

  4. luvintkandtj profile image66
    luvintkandtjposted 10 years ago

    Of course! As long as your comment is on topic. I feel that is the advantage of asking a question on public forum. It allows you to see everyone's input both negative a positive.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image91
    Sherry Hewinsposted 10 years ago

    Thanks for your answers everyone. So my question now is, did everyone who commented on someone else's answer have to wait for that person to approve their comment?

    1. Enelle Lamb profile image78
      Enelle Lambposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      No, not all authors have enabled moderation on their comments. Some have, like RedElf, and there is nothing wrong with that. Some haven't, like me. It is sometimes a matter of personal choice. Some use it to screen comments in case of unwanted links.

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image91
      Sherry Hewinsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I see. I just wondered because I kept getting that red message saying it was being moderated when it seems like usually they pop right up.

  6. profile image0
    Lizam1posted 10 years ago

    I have sometimes commented on a question I didn't ask, but I have also usually answered the question too.

  7. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 10 years ago

    I think commenting on others questions is fine. I do it quite a bit.  I had one comment moderated because someone asked about terrorism and I said something about terrorists say "death to America" and that comment caused red flags....we'll see if it happens this time.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image91
      Sherry Hewinsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      LOL... I could understand it if I was saying something like that.


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