Comments can be added to a post on metasmoke to note any related information of importance. For example, they can be used to:

Comments can be created in three ways: directly on metasmoke, via replies to SmokeDetector, and via custom reasons on manual reports:

Adding comments to a post on metasmoke

Note: metasmoke review privileges required

At the bottom of the post on metasmoke (below the domains section), there is an ‘Add Comment’ button. Type your message in the text field and press the big blue ‘Add Comment’ button. Limited Markdown is supported.

+ Add Comment

Adding comments via replies to SmokeDetector

Note: SmokeDetector review privileges required, and your metasmoke account must be linked to your chat profile.

If you reply to any report posted by SmokeDetector in chat, some or all of your message will be automatically added as a comment on metasmoke.

Note that you must reply to the report itself, not the feedback message.

Adding comments via reporting reasons

Note: SmokeDetector reporting privileges required, and your metasmoke account must be linked to your chat profile.

When manually reporting posts with the !!/report command, the command has an option to supply a reason for reporting, so it’s clear to others why you’re reporting a given post or set of posts. The command works like this: !!/report [post links] "reason in quotes".

If you supply a reason using this option, it will also be posted as a comment on the resulting report (in addition to being placed in the why reason).

Note that this does not work if the bot responds that the post has already been recently reported. In that case, your reason will be discarded, and you must use one of the above two methods to place your comment.

This also works with the !!/scan command, which scans posts to see if they meet any of the spam checks: if you use the same syntax above to provide a reason for scanning, and the scan results in a report (i.e. the post triggers one or more spam checks), your reason will be posted as a comment on the resulting report.

Viewing comments

Comments on a post will appear underneath the domains section and above the ‘add comment’ button.

Two comments discussing conflicting feedback on a post

The number of comments will also be displayed next to the post record in any lists of posts:

Several posts with comments attached