The Difference Between a Post or Comment
Regular members of the SUNY Oneonta site’s profile can contribute to the site in a few ways. The main contribution is by creating a post (much like writing a blog/article for the site) or by commenting on an existing post (much like leaving a reply to a post or to someone else’s comment on the site).
Some key differences between posts and comments
|Can have media, like images, PDFs, and videos.
|Cannot have media, but can include links to media on the web.
|Must be written by a logged-in member of the site profile/author on the site (most of the time, course, project, or community profile members are also authors on the corresponding site).
|Generally do not need to be written by a site author. However, some OpenLab sites are set to require commenters to be logged in to the OpenLab.
|Can have a selected category, which allows the site admin to organize where posts show on the site.
|Have no categories.
|Have privacy settings: They can be public, private, or password-protected
|Have no privacy settings (but, can be made on password-protected posts).
|Have formatting options, like boldface or italics.
|Have no formatting options.
|Is composed in the dashboard of a WordPress site.
|Is written directly on the site itself.