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Making Disappearing Disappear

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There has never been a tech issue in my life more vexing than the “disappearing comments” but that we’ve grappled with ever since SlopeTalk was introduced. Creating a “dual platform”, as we did (that is to say, SlopeTalk and Slope Classic Comments providing access to the same information) was a huge gift on our part, and very difficult, and was done to accommodate those who simply didn’t want to change. But the cost of doing so was, first, a lot of expense on my part, and second, this glaring imperfection of comments that vanish before you finish typing them.

The easiest thing for me to do (which would make me sad, since I’ve spent a TON of making this work, plus there would be some griping) would be to just pull the band-aid off and kill Classic Comments altogether, keeping all discussion within SlopeTalk. I thus am asking you to answer this one question: