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Standard comment situations: suggestions for close votes and down votes

Downvotes and close votes should always be accompanied by a comment. While not strictly required as per SE policy this is especially important for new users. We should direct our criticism at bad or ...
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Should answers in comments be immediately deleted?

We have discussed what our policy should be towards answers without references here and here, and have discussed answers in comments here. There seems to be a general consensus that answers of any ...
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How do you define an answer?

Here are two comments get deleted because of "being answers" in Why aren't superbugs weaker than their wild type? First, I want to say that I don't have any objection on deleting answers in comment. ...
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how does the flag and arrow up work by comments

I need a little bit information how the flag and arrow by the comments work? Is the arrow up like voting up, and the flag is a down vote. Orr is the flag a sign for moderators to come in?
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Why didn't these +1 comments get deleted?

I flagged these two +1 comments for deletion: +1 - This answer could not be any better. Great information and references Couldn't agree more. This is one of the best answers I've seen! Should be the ...
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Are comments pointing to other potentially useful resources ephemeral?

Example: Is that kind of comment subject to deletion?
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Total Comments Migration to Chat after discussion moves off topic(apology to Carey)

Ok, I looked, but haven't seen a thread here yet about off-topic specifically in the comments, more specifically where discussion begins as on-topic, and then moves to off-topic discussion. I'd like ...
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Deleting comment answers redux

In this post anongoodnurse apparently deleted a comment s/he felt was an answer. The problem is, with the comment deleted no one can see what it was. Since I did post a comment on that thread and that ...
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Comments since Nov 25 disappeared

At least some of the comments I posted on Medical Sciences SE since Nov 25 disappeared - there is no mention of them being deleted, and I'm sure I haven't deleted them. Is there some function where ...
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Reminding users to avoid copying text commend should link to a good explaination

For example, one of my answer is considered to only contain quotes. At that time, the only reason given was "the super mod says so". In deed, in the link, the super mod only said so, not giving a ...
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Why were my comments removed from this question?

Why were my comments removed from this question: How to calculate survivability of extremely harsh cold conditions?? My comment was along the lline of "'have' and 'die from' are not the same".