Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren
No, I understand that. I'm saying it doesn't matter because if in fact a problem should arise, users are still free to PM any of the several moderators who have plenty of options available to deal with the offending user in such a case.
I get that this may not be as "clean" as flagging a post directly, I just don't think that's sufficient justification for removing a feature that was useful and overwhelmingly popular.
We do listen to member requests, but we may disagree with them. We got rid of comments in thumbs, and we do not plan to bring them back, for several reasons.
1) Comments in thumbs are not editable or deletable, which makes moderation impossible. Even if an offending party is timed out or banned, we can't clean up the garbage, which is a big problem. If comments were editable and deletable, this might be up for some debate, but as is, this is a closed issue.
2) Thumbs are meant to be a simple approval of the post, to decrease the number of "+1" posts, and increase If there is anything more to say about the post, another post is warranted.
3) Since threads are now "nested" (though I never use that function myself), if someone has a reply to a specific post, they can do so, which takes away the need for thumb comments anyway.