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  Can we have the option of not publicizing comments etc on the main page?

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When making trivial comments, I find it embarrassing to see them end up at the top of the main page, polluting the far higher quality answers and questions from other users.

Would it therefore be possible to have a general check-box for all questions/answers/edits/comments etc : "don't publicize on main page" ?

asked Aug 12, 2014 in Feature Request by physicsnewbie (-20 points) [ revision history ]

Perhaps the solution is more considered commenting? Your comments are asking how users voted. For your information, I neither upvoted nor downvoted your answer, but you shouldn't be asking.

I am not sure if I understand what "publicize on main page" means...

Do you want to say that new comments, edits, etc  should not bump the post in the Activity list?

Edits do have such a checkbox, but it is not accessible for everybody.

A few weeks ago, it was meantioned that a "no bump" feature for comments could be useful ...

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No, that would defeat half the purpose since a user may post any nonsense and spam and mark that option. If you think your posts are unimportant, don't post them. In this case, you could have messaged Ron, or wrote a comment on his wall, which wouldn't bump into the main page.

answered Aug 12, 2014 by dimension10 (1,985 points) [ revision history ]
edited Aug 13, 2014 by dimension10

I didn't realize there was a private messaging facility, which is pretty cool.

@physicsnewbie Maybe you forgot, you've sent me a private message before.

BTW, I tried to send you a private message and got a "sever error" bug. This happened before.

@RonMaimon I encountered this yesterday, but the message got sent anyway. Weird.

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