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