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When you try to add a comment to a level in Mario Maker, it automatically gives the level a star which doesn't seem to be undoable. There are times I would like to give a course criticism without rewarding the maker. How can you add a comment to a course without having it automatically star the course?

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    It's possible that this was by design, so that commenters are encouraged to leave compliments or comments with constructive criticism, or otherwise not comment at all Commented Oct 7, 2015 at 15:20
  • @QuestionMarks I think you are absolutely right. It makes sense to have it that way as I'm sure it helps avoid a lot of potential violations of the miiverse code of conduct.
    – Hagelt18
    Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 13:30
  • Perhaps if you are in the course viewer before playing a level (not directly after clearing the level or while inside it) and choosing the comment button will do it.....I will test later.
    – Dupree3
    Commented Oct 12, 2015 at 17:20
  • The point of forcing you to leave a star with a comment is to prevent people from leaving mean comments on levels they either couldn't beat or just didn't like. By forcing you to leave a star, you have to think - was the level so terrible that I'm willing to give this guy a star just to tell him how bad it was? Nintendo is betting that you won't, that instead you will just move on without saying anything to avoid giving that person a star.
    – ZeekLTK
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 21:59

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Per this reddit thread

1. Play (and possibly clear?) the course
2. Go to Course World
3. Press -
4. Select Played Courses
5. Select View Comments on the course you want
6. Comment in the Miiverse area.
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    Unless the author checks Miiverse, they won't see these comments in game, will they?
    – Jason_c_o
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 20:29
  • @Jason_c_o - They will still get a notification in game like they normally would. It won't show up in the stage, instead it will work like comments you can leave at the end of the level.
    – Hagelt18
    Commented Oct 17, 2015 at 8:19
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    Note: A course will not be put in your "Played Courses" list unless you either die at least once or clear the stage. So if you bail out of a stage right away, you will not find it in your Played Courses.
    – Hagelt18
    Commented Oct 17, 2015 at 8:23

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