I'd like to suggest adding a "Cancel" button during comment preview, next to the "Post Comment" and "Preview" buttons.
posted by Bort to Feature Requests at 4:21 PM (56 comments total)
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Often I'll start writing a comment, preview, and then decide I'm better off just not commenting. When that happens, there is no (known to me) way to cancel the comment and get back to where you were in the thread before you started commenting - you'll always be stuck in preview mode unless you leave the page and reenter.
Being "stuck" on preview is pretty minor, and may not in itself be worth adding a cancel button for. But I think there could be an added benefit to having an easy-to-use, visual reminder that you can change your mind and not post a comment. When someone starts to think "maybe I shouldn't post this", an easy way to cancel, along with the visual reminder that the button provides, could help sway the decision and prevent the comment. (This assumes that most of the time, when the poster is in doubt, it's better that they don't post/comment)