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David Kentfield
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How do you remove an individual comment or reply that someone has added to a Communication Site's Page?

 

We are using SharePoint Online. Other replies I have seen about this topic seem to point to SharePoint Designer but we are not using this (discontinued?) tool.

 

Many thanks

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Well you could access the comments via the Rest API as detailed here - https://www.vrdmn.com/2017/07/working-with-page-comments-rest-api-in.html and would need to build up some level of admin page in your site to use these calls and 'manage' the comments.. as in delete the ones you don't want..

Thank you for the link Richard

 

I was hoping for a more intuitive comment management page rather than having to code a solution :O)

This is overwhelmingly due to the fact that SharePoint sucks.

 

Not having full CRUD capability in the UI of the comments is an example of what happens when you run a product development project using Agile / Scrum.  Someone put a user story in the backlog saying "Ability to add comments".  But no-one parsed the user story against the templates for established practices, like: permissions, CRUD, governance, to fill out the functionality to a rounded, holistically complete solution.

 

This kind of half-baked cludge is all over the SP product.  It *is* the SP product.  As a colleague once said on seeing SP 2010: "SP is like the proverbial you cannot polish - but you can roll in Agile / Scrum glitter."

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