Comment Attributes

Comments you see on here may have a lot of different attributes.
Here is a list of what all of those things mean.

Keep in mind that this list is subject to change, and could be altered at any time without warning.

[ COLORS ]

You may have seen how some comments are colored, what does that mean?
Colored comments signify ‘importance’ or stand as an official marker for website creator comments.
Different colors mean different things however. (Definitions Available At A Later Date)

Examples:

Regular Comment.

Official Comment.

All Of The Other Colors Of Comments!

[ STATUS ]

Certain comments you will come across have Strikethrough Marks (Strikethrough Marks) on them.
This merely indicates that the comment is null and doesn’t apply any longer, but isn’t deleted.

[ TAGS ]

Comments may also gain tags.
Tags are marks left on comments signifying what has happened with them.
The most common of these are the ‘[LOCKED]‘ and ‘[SOLVED]‘ tags.

Here are what each individual tag means.
[LOCKED] ~ The comment is ‘locked’ and no further replies can be made. Can also mean that the comment does not apply any longer.

[SOLVED] ~ The comment and its related questions have been resolved.

[TERMINATED] ~ The comment has completed its assigned task and is terminated, not deleted. Moreover, the ‘parent’ comment cannot be deleted as the ‘child’ comments would terminate as well.

[JOINED] ~ The comment is to join with another, the most common is when a ‘parent’ comment joins with one of its ‘child’ comments.
Ways in which joining may occur:
1 – The ‘parent’ comment is deleted and ‘reopened’ as a new comment entirely, joining together the associated ‘child’ comments.
2 – The ‘child’ comments are deleted, and the ‘parent’ comment is altered as if no such join has ever happened.

[MERGED] ~ The comment has been combined with other comments which possess the same elements. (Not ‘Child’ Comments)

[YIELDED] ~ The comment and its ‘child’ comments are halted and will not display all of the available tied comments. This may also occur if there are too many ‘replies’ to a comment.

[SUSPENDED] ~ The comment can be referenced and replied to, but can no longer get publicly displayed replies. The comment is not locked indefinitely however.

[RESUMED] ~ The comment will gain all of its replies again. It will resume operations as normal, although this will not remove the tag.

[UP FOR REVIEW] ~ The comment has been flagged and will automatically gain this tag if it doesn’t meet sufficient VCASD deletion requirements, and will be reviewed for a final decision.

[QUICKSORTED] ~ The comment has been sorted and ordered based on many variables, such as importance.

[MATRIXED] ~ The comment has received the special honor of being the ‘central hub’ for ‘page jumping’ to specific comments. (Very Rarely)

[COMMENT BANNED] ~ The user who originally posted these comments is now Comment Banned and all previous non-offending comments will gain this tag.

[ SPECIAL CHARACTERS AND SYMBOLS ]

Certain comments may receive symbols and unique characters to signify many different things. If you’ve received one, congratulations on having a noteworthy comment! (Definitions Available At A Later Date)

[ LINKS ]

All available official accounts may have links in their ‘name’ at the top left of their comment. They can also put links in their comments as ‘anchor text’ instead of full ‘http’ links.

[ VCASD ]

VCASD is an automated system designed to detect violations of any and all guidelines set in place.
Comments that are flagged will be replaced with text regarding what VCASD has detected, this will be reversed automatically when VCASD reviews the comment again. If the comment is ever flagged again it will not be reviewed again, regardless of circumstances. The comment may also be deleted at a later date, publicly removing the VCASD text.

To ensure that your comments don’t get flagged, only post things that comply with the current comment guidelines.

[ IMAGES ]

Used very scarcely, comments may have images as either ‘anchor text’ links, or as images embedded in their comment.

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Comment Attributes