templates for comments in Confluence

can I create  a template such that when anyone clicks to create/reply a comment, the comment text box opens up with a few dot points listed prompting the person to add certain key information before they continue with all their free text ...  kind of like a set of fields on a form.

I don't mind if they can still delete the dot point prompts, but I need the prompts to start with.

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You'd need to alter the core commenting code to do that - there's a good reason comments don't have that functionality already, they're supposed to be free-form and unguided.  If something is important enough to be guided, it generally should go on the page directly!

You might be able to hack something in for the whole page comments in the javascript in the global headers, but I doubt you'll get it into the in-line comments.

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Thanks Nic

It is a bit odd I know.

we are using a Space in a conference to collect comments from Users and non-Users in the audience.

Users are obviously identified

but non-Users will have a generic login just for that day but of course they all use the same login so we need to prompt them to complete name/country/email ...

after that it is free text as far as Comments are concerned (no one can edit the main page)

Yes a simple copy and paste from the main page body is the work around smile


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