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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 – Question Marks Oct 7 '15 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 Oct 8 '15 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 Oct 12 '15 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 Dec 10 '15 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 Sep 16 '15 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 Oct 17 '15 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 Oct 17 '15 at 8:23

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