On occasion there is a comment thread (three or four comments and responses) that result in a useful clarification of a Question or Answer. Once the question has been amended the comments are no longer required and can be deleted.
Thinking now about the last response on such a comment thread. If that comment is deleted, will the person to whom is was addressed be able to read it? Or for all intents and purposes will it have disappeared without necessarily being read?
- Answer: Use
some_command and its argumentsto fix the problem
- Comment from roaima: Can you explain why, please
- Comment: @roaima it's because of foo bar interacting with the widget
- Comment from roaima: Ah, great. Could you add that into your answer please
- Comment: @roaima it's done
At this point the comments can be deleted. The last comment is there solely to flag the change to me (roaima) so I get an inbox notification.
So, at what point can that last comment be deleted, knowing that I (roaima) will be able to read the comment?