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Should the “comments are not for extended discussion” message be upgraded?

When I posted this question some of the members of the community suggested I should extract this particular point into another question so everyone could weigh in. In this network comments are ...
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Directly editing or leaving a comment instead?

I originally posted this question on MSE. People over there tend to feel like editing stuff is trivial enough that it doesn't deserve its own question. However, I do feel that edits on IPS are much ...
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Could we take measures to alleviate some of the exasperation from deleted comments? Should we?

I was reading the answers and comments in this question and I realised that maybe if in IPS the comment deletion was a tad different people would feel less bad about it. I have been using SE sites ...
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Does IPS moderate comments differently from the rest of the Network?

I often see people saying things like No other site that I'm a member of is this picky. Why was my relevant comment deleted? and This management over comments is a very different ...
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Almost 2 year old question gets resurrected by comments

The most polite way to stress I do not wish to eat something? I just saw a pile of comments added to old answers requesting for an update. I just find this to be a bit odd. Is this going to be done ...
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How to avoid answers being deleted without a comment?

Note that I'm not talking about spam or rude answers here. Recently, this answer was deleted without anyone leaving a comment explaining why. I'm partially at fault here since I voted to delete ...
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Why are my comments being deleted before I can even read the answer to them?

Two of my comments were deleted today. Before you jump to the obvious conclusions, let me go through the checklist: They were not in any way conflicting with the CoC They were not answers or ...
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What is the consensus on valid comments where the post has not been edited in quite a while?

IPS policy regarding comments strictly discards everything that is not either asking for clarification or suggesting improvements. Those comments that do not respect these guidelines - I'll call them "...
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“Show 1 more comment” shows no comment

There's a particular answer giving me a weird bug. I see a "show 1 more comment" link beneath it: But when I click that link no comments actually show up: This happens even after I refresh, ...
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Should comments on this site be permanent and searchable?

A quick note: I'm aware of SE's position on this, which is that this isn't an issue since "nothing can truly be erased from the Internet". I'm holding off on posting a self-answer because I want to ...
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Is it time to cut the canned comments?

There was a time when we'd get floods of answers from users unfamiliar with our site policy. Unable to spend a significant amount of time and effort on each of these posts, many of the IPS users began ...
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There's no point to down votes if comments to them are discouraged

It has recently been revealed to me that the community policy discourages comments that explain down votes, at least on answers. This defeats the actual purpose of the down vote, and decreases the ...
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Why would a moderator delete a comment to a question which requests down vote clarification?

Within the past day I posted a question regarding a personal experience of mine that I genuinely wanted advice on. Although I don’t mind getting tons of upvotes on questions, as an experienced Stack ...
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Templates for leaving comments

This thread is a list of useful comment templates for common situations on IPS. The full list of current templates can be found below. Please note that those comments are only to be used as ...
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IPS' specific comment requirements & why comments can be useful

Some constructive feedback and observations from my visit here. TL;DR; Information being in comments that would make good answers can be detrimental to the site Information in comments are not ...
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Comment deletion on an off-topic question that may be about genuine crisis

I understand that TaraNicotiana’s recent question about how to get out of a dysfunctional living situation was off-topic, I have no quibble with it being on hold. However, if Tara’s account is true ...
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Could mods stop deleting the comments?

Removing comments does not seem to stop people from using comments the same way next time, it only ruins what has been posted in the comments. I see the removal only as a detriment. Comments under ...
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Rather than commenting, what is a better way to add information for future readers (and the OP) without it getting deleted?

Occasionally, there is a question that refers to a common situation. The situation itself may even be studied and have a name. Linking to that information (with some description) is not an answer, ...
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Why can't I add comments?

I answered this question. I also wanted to add a comment on another one, but I am unable to do so. Why? EDIT: The problem is I do not see the usual add comment link, I only see suggest improvements
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Why was comment deleted?

I had a comment pointing out a problem with this answer, which has not been addressed in any way - yet it was deleted. I can't remember the exact phrasing but it essentially said the same thing as ...
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How do I know who deleted my comments?

I have posted a comment on a question. The comment was deleted twice. The first time I thought I forgot to press enter, I re-posted it. In less than 10 minutes it was deleted again, clearly not ...
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Why do we lose reputation when down-voting inappropriate answers?

I'm sorry if this has already been asked but I can't find similar questions, so I'm shooting in the dark here: I recently joined The Awkward Silence and was surprised about some recommended behaviors ...
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How to tell whether comments have been deleted due to moderator action or user flagging

Recently on the question Politely refusing to validate veiled bigotry some of my comments suggesting that the question may be unanswerable and/or not asked in good faith, and should therefore be ...
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Some thoughts on the moderation of comments on this stack

I will later post my own opinion as answer, so this is to be viewed as a more or less neutral baseline for discussion - please comment / suggest edit if you have improvements I've been active on this ...
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How is this comment necessary?

In a question I posted I mentioned an example of how things work on SO and how I didn't understand how things work on this site, I was hoping someone would tell me the differences, or tell me maybe ...
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Can we be more pro-active about preventing answers in comments?

So, here comes another list of questions: I had a therapist for a year but they did nothing but waste my time and annoy me because of a state law. Should I try again? How? If a waitress forgot to ...
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How do you tell an answerer that you think their answer needs work?

Today I saw a weak, but well voted, answer. There were a number of viable, potential answers to the question. So this was not a "how do I drive drunk safely" impossible answer that must be ...
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What isn't rude here?

So, today we had a flow of rude comments and behavior by a specific user on meta, I flagged a total of seven comments and there might even have been more that I didn't get. Three of these flags just ...
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Anti-American rhetoric on IPS - can moderators remove such comments?

I've noticed anti-American rhetoric on IPS several times, mostly in the form of comments. For example, in this question How to tell a co-worker that I feel sorry for something I did? Jess's ...
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My comment in the question about farting got deleted

In this question, in the accepted answer, I posted a comment which was a story about a time when I was in a bathroom stall and the guy next to me farted really loudly. The story goes on to explain ...
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Could we be a little better about not chiming in?

A question came in last night that drew some comments from people that weren't entirely necessary or helpful and a barrage of downvotes that seem a little, well, excessive. Awkward situation with the ...
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Should we use chat to give non-IPS solution, instead using comment?

Some question might have optimal/best solution with non-IPS approach. Answer is not the place to post non-IPS solution (if the answer solely suggest non-IPS solution). However, some might want to ...
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Why were comments pointing out potential bad advice in an answer deleted?

I know I commented on this answer earlier. Part of the answer is advice that I think is not good, so I left a comment saying as much. At least one other user had a concern with the same section of the ...
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Can we be allowed to leave supportive comments please?

It came up on the question How to deflect awkward questions when shopping for women's clothing as a man? but I've seen it repeatedly on this site. I'm a long-term Stack Exchange user and I ...
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How strict are we about relevance of comments?

There are a lot of comments on both questions and answers which are jokes, "attaboys", or wildly tangential. I love them. To me, they supply much of the charm and verve of the site. An example of ...
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Why was my comment deleted, feedback requested?

I've participated very little here, but a great deal over 5 years on other SE sites. I made a comment on an answer I believed was quite wrong/unhelpful, so I down voted and left a comment for my ...
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Are examples strictly necessary on meta?

It seems like most of my questions on this meta, regardless of the subject, receive comments asking for specific examples of the issue I'm trying to address. I understand that concrete examples can ...
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How should we address chameleon questions on this site?

I've run into a minor irritation here lately where someone posts a question, and I post an answer that seems to answer the original question pretty well and receives upvotes and generally positive ...
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Answers in comment: do we get notification when our answer-comment got deleted?

Please don't write answers in comments Sure! But I think deleting the comment before the person is actually able to convert the comment to an answer is bad. I believe people will forget what they ...
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What did I do or say wrong? AKA “Comments, comments, comments”

I posted three or maybe four comments beneath this question How to tell a non-muslim friend that "Inter-faith Marriage not gonna work"? The first one, which seemed to have met up with ...
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Please don't write answers in comments

I've been noticing a trend lately of people writing answers in the comment section. What does this mean? When you write an attempt to solve the OPs question - whether it's a fully fleshed out idea or ...
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Should we encourage the use of stock comments on this site?

Each SE site, despite having the same guidelines, has a specific "culture" if you will, a community consensus usually reached in meta and implemented by users and moderators. The culture can aim to be ...
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This one weird trick gets rid of all off-topic comments. Let's use it!

This is a site that gets a lot of off-topic comments, comments that really are answers, chatty comments that should be posted in chat, etc. I frequently flag these comments, but it's like I'm fighting ...
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Here a comment, there a comment, everywhere a comment - How many comments do we get, anway?

I want to talk about comments today. You may or may not be aware, but we get a few comments here. Even if you think we get a lot of comments, you may not be aware of how many... and I'm actually not, ...
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Should we wait for more votes before acting on “community consensus”

Just noticing a lot of edits where the editor mentioned having edited a post because of community consensus on an issue, but when looking at the related meta post I'm seeing very few actual votes... ...
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Flag handling until a moderator is chosen?

Who or how are flags being handled while a mod is chosen? Seems some flags are being handled while others are not.