That was just an example. I found numerous examples of software comments.
Especially with downloaded audio sample packs etc. Sometimes they put random text into the descriptions, or ads for their company or links to their website. I don't want to be looking at that nonsense. But I still want to put comments for myself.
And some of them put like a half paragraph in there, so I can't just use the 'fill' length, I have to also give it a max width. So now with a max, comments that are not so offending are also truncated.
Actually I will be trying to make a wipe metadata and batch wipe metadata buttons, but haven't yet.
Here's a basic example of my personal reminders.
If I forgot which is which, I don't have to think, I just have to look over to the comment:
Yes it's dumb, but if it works it's not dumb.
My commentary column has many applications, from reminders to serious warnings for myself.
Also, I would only be spending time to write notes for at least semi-important things. So that my eye will pick up on lone entries in a sea of blank space.
If there is random factory descriptions that catch my eye, and I go and read them for no reason, that's wasting my time. If I use certain folders habitually, it can be wasting my time multiple times. Which adds up to the fact that the user description column should only display user created descriptions. I would just script out a new column if I knew how.
You're not seriously asking why does it matter if 'user description' and 'description' behave the same? Because it's wrong, that's why. Or why the word 'comment' is in the metadata pane, but not these columns? It matters because they are not the same thing. Because you have a superfluous column type. Because the user description should be reserved for the user, and I'm sure lots of people would be happy to put sticky notes onto their files in their beloved file manager.
Sure I can spend three months going through my entire computer, wiping out metadata from files one by one, in my 100k + sample library. Or you could just let use have a private column instead.