I have noticed users repeating their questions after acknowledging an answer by posting a comment (that can range from agreeing to just neutral-type commenting).

The comment repeats almost to a T the same question again. This can be quite annoying. Often, this is accompanied by statements like: What about X where the entire thing has already been explained.

What should the answering poster do? :)


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I would treat these comments in the same way as other comments that serve no purpose. Flag them for deletion.

Comments in the SE system are meant to be ephemeral, so flagging them as No longer required should be acceptable. Alternatively, a custom flag stating that they the comment just restates the question would work.

As a moderator on another SE site, I see such flags from time to time. I will always delete comments of this nature.

  • So,not an answer=doesn't work. very low quality or mod.intervention then? One of those?
    – Lambie
    Commented Sep 10, 2018 at 13:20
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    You're flagging a comment. So Not an answer or Very low quality aren't options. Using those flags on the answer itself would not be appropriate.
    – Chenmunka
    Commented Sep 10, 2018 at 13:29
  • My question is: which item do you use here then? What is appropriate?
    – Lambie
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 16:03

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