I added a comment block to a page and created the corresponding Airtable.
At first, the block seemed to work properly when posting comments, ie. they were properly inserted in Airtable, but when I tried to edit or delete the comments I posted for testing, I realised that all the comments were being kept on the page, even though I had deleted all the records in Airtable.
I even tried to delete the table itself but all the comments persist on the page.
It is as if it was being cached somewhere in the Softr component and was completely out of sync with Airtable.
As an instance, here is a screenshot of the comments block:
and here is the Airtable where those comments were inserted (empty, since I deleted all the records but they still appear on the page above):
Hi Jesus, Unfortunately, the comment block is a problem if you want to delete comments. I asked multiple times for a feature update about it, as it is not properly usable for now.
It should come up.
The thing is: the comment block is ruled by a softr database, not by Airtable. Even if Softr asks you to link the comment block to Airtable, it is not useful. Why ? Because linking the comment block to Airtable just creates a copy of the Softr database inside your table. So if you delete an Airtable record… you just delete a copy.
Thank you Matthieu!
That is a bit disappointing but I guess we will have to wait until this feature is completely implemented.
We are currently revisiting the comments block. It has been sort of a “beta”. perhaps we shall tag blocks as beta
I think tagging blocks with “beta” is a good idea. I have been going back and forth on writing up a guide on which blocks are not really ready for production yet. My list includes comments, inbox, calendar, and kanban.
I will sync with you to hopefully get some of your insights around last three