How come posting a comment requires pullrequest:write access?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: pullrequests Resource 1.0

According to this page (, commenting on a pull request only requires the 'pullrequest' scope. However when I try to post to '{accountname}/{repo_slug}/pullrequests/{pull_request_id}/comments' the x-accepted-oauth-scopes header is 'pullrequest:write'. What is the reasoning behind this?


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Looks like the documentation claiming that only "pullrequest" is required, is wrong. Since posting comments to pull requests is a write operation, is requires "pullrequest:write".

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