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Questions tagged [comments]

Comments are small addendums to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting. Comments are second-class citizens.

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Criticism should be constructive, not destructive

A word/phrase for "voice change" Every piece of opinion is respected. And more importantly they should be respectful. Lambie's comment as it first appeared, if memory serves, was "Your ...
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Comments are constantly disappearing

Why are comments constantly being deleted? Sometimes I write a comment and someone has deleted it less than an hour later. I think people are going overboard with the comment deleting. I don't really ...
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Why the heck do you keep removing my comments telling askers to look things up

Let's see, Exhibit A: How to address a woman in a letter? When writing a letter or an e-mail to a man I know the (sur-)name of ("Smith"), I would write: Dear Mr. Smith, What should I use ...
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Off topic comments growing on my answer

I've answered a question about plural "staff" which has attracted comments solely about plural "water". None has mentioned "staff" (the topic of the OP's question) or has suggested improvements. I'm ...
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Asking for clarification at “Transgender” versus the obsolete term “transgendered”

I recently made a comment at an answer to “Transgender” versus the obsolete term “transgendered”. It was deleted shortly afterwards. Can't copy the comment but from memory it was something like (...
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Extra Moderation

I haven't been active on this site until recent months so I'm not accoustomed yet. But I have been in Stack Overflow main site for a few years and I have not experienced there anything like this. ...
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Does a commentator benefit from comment upvotes?

What is comment upvoting for and what does the commentator get when his comments get upvoted?
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My comment edited by someone else

My comment here did not originally include the google search link. In fact, I intentionally did not do this style of link. However, it looks like I did to anyone reading, and I have no way to correct ...
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Overzealous deletion of comments

In a recent question about the word elicit in a Forbes article, I supplied the meaning of the word (not its usual one) in a comment, and then remarked to the OP that consulting a single dictionary, ...
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Lesser of evils on ELL: comment vs. LQ answer

There is endless Q&A here and on SE Meta on comments vs. answers. Some things are clearly comments (e.g., requests for clarification, critique of a post). We have guidance on what constitutes a ...
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Comment Templates

Guidance is pretty important, and that's usually emphasized when we notice a new user's downvoted question without any comments. Comments are also ephemeral necessary evils — they're both ...
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I had a discussion with a moderator, one side of the discussion is now removed

A few days ago, I posted an answer on meta. A moderator questioned the accuracy of aspects of the answer. I had an interesting discussion with that moderator in the comments. It was a very sober, ...
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Is it wise or just sugar-coating to remove the comments?

I just realized that it's a general question so I've moved it over to where it belongs. Sorry. Regard the following scenario. One asks a question and there are some comments, some of them followed up ...
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What comments should I flag on ELL?

The big question This post is meant to gather a consensus on what comments mods and the community consider to be flaggable. When I want to flag a comment, I see this: But what do each of the ...
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Can't link to/upvote comments on this page

I wanted to post a link to a comment on our 2015 Moderator Election page, but I can't. Everywhere else, the date/time stamp after the commenter's username is a separate "hotspot" (in the Google Chrome ...
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Can anyone with a rep of 1 comment?

As far as I know (or knew!), someone with a reputation of 1 cannot comment on someone else's question/answer. But how about this? Take a look at the comment by kobby fiagbe on the answer given by ...
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What happened to my comments?

I apologise for any forgetfulness, but I believe that I commented under this Answer to thank the Answerer and express my gratitude to learn more about the context. What happened to it? How can I ...
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Unlimited Upvoting Comments

When I use my max amount of votes per day, I still can upvote comments. Whys that? I can vote as many of comments as I want
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In comments, automatic Removal of @name when default?

Are direct-to-original-poster references not allowed using the @ sign? In Win, Wins, or Won? I attempted to make a comment: @BobtheZealot, can you please confirm my comment above? The system kept ...
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Commenting vs. Answering

I'm new to StackExchange, and trying to get a good feel for the difference between commenting and answering, but there are a few points still confusing me and I'd appreciate feedback from the ...
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How to continue a conversation from the comments if we go off-topic

I answered a question recently and it was marked the best answer. Later I made a comment, which provoked a reaction from one of the people who had also answered. This led to a dialogue between us, ...
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Deleted comment

I normally wouldn't worry about a deleted comment, but I got a reply to my comment on this question that seems to suggest I should post it as an answer instead (the only reason I didn't in the first ...