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Since it is preferable to leave a comment when moderating the site and one often finds oneself commenting the same thing over and over again, I thought we could compile a list of comment templates to use as reference.

Below is a list of templates one can use when commenting on posts which are low quality (not an anwer / I'm having this problem too / welcoming and guiding new users / etc). The comments are grouped by common usage patterns.

It's a community wiki so feel free to edit, extend, and improve!


Available Comments

  • This is a great idea, especially as it will not only expedite the process, it's explicit. Following your template, I'll see what I can come up with for Too Broad and Unclear .. no promises :D – Giorgio May 13 '17 at 15:02
  • Really nice idea if you are bored to tears and try to force to write something the 389th time. – Thorsten S. May 16 '17 at 20:03
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Subjective / Opinion-Based Question

Recommendations - Places to Visit

Hi and welcome to [travel.se]. Unfortunately recommending places worth visiting is off topic on this site. Since we all have different personal preferences, what might be worth visiting for me might not be for you. Please take the site [tour] and read our [help] to gain a better understanding on how this site works.

Recommendations - Cheapest way to ___ / etc.

Hi and welcome to [travel.se]. [We don't really do recommendations here on Travel.SE.](/help) Moreover, "cheap" is a matter of opinion since what is cheap for you might not be cheap for me. Hence why I am voting to close as opinion-based. Please take the site [tour] and read our [help] to gain a better understanding on how this site works.

Recommendations - Best ___ to do / see / etc

Hi and welcome to [travel.se]. [We don't really do recommendations here on Travel.SE.](/help) Moreover, "best" is a subjective term: what might be best for you might not be best for me. Hence why I am voting to close as opinion-based. Please take the site [tour] and read our [help] to gain a better understanding on how this site works.

Too Broad Question

Hi and welcome to [travel.se]. Your question has too many possible answers which does not allow us to give you all valid options and it does not allow you to choose an outstanding answer. Please rewrite the question so that a precise and verifiable answer can be given.

Unclear Question

Add visa refusal notice here.

Spam / Non-Disclosure of Affiliation

Please disclose your affiliation. Also note that, [if most of your posts on SE are about your website then you are probably here for the wrong reasons](https://travel.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3148/advertising-thats-not-spam/3149#3149) and will be considered as a spammer.

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    I'd recommend one answer per comment type, since that makes it easier to discuss individual comments. – David Richerby May 19 '17 at 8:50
  • Also, note that [tour] will link straight to the tour without needing to add the URL. – David Richerby May 19 '17 at 8:50
  • @DavidRicherby One answer per comment type, or split question and answers? I'll begin by splitting by Q and A to see how it looks. – JoErNanO May 21 '17 at 15:48
  • I was thinking along the lines of what we do on Computer Science. – David Richerby May 21 '17 at 16:10
  • @DavidRicherby Cool list. – JoErNanO May 21 '17 at 16:31
  • To supplement @DavidRicherby's comment about formatting, there are other ways to get around without needing the URL. For example, help will lead to the help center. You can type it in lower case and it will capitalize automatically if necessary. A list of shortcuts can be found on this SE meta post. – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL May 21 '17 at 16:31
  • @Sue You can use backticks to format quoted text, e.g., `...` – David Richerby May 21 '17 at 16:32
  • @DavidRicherby That's cool, thanks! – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL May 21 '17 at 16:37
  • Recommendations - Places to Visit shows like this: Hi and welcome to Travel. Unfortunately recommending places worth visiting is off topic on this site. Since we all have different personal preferences, what might be worth visiting for me might not be for you. Please take the site tour and read our help center to gain a better understanding on how this site works. – fedorqui Jun 22 '17 at 11:34
  • Recommendations - Cheapest way to ___ / etc. show like this: Hi and welcome to Travel. We don't really do recommendations here on Travel.SE. Moreover, "cheap" is a matter of opinion since what is cheap for you might not be cheap for me. Hence why I am voting to close as opinion-based. Please take the site tour and read our help center to gain a better understanding on how this site works. – fedorqui Jun 22 '17 at 11:35
  • Recommendations - Best ___ to do / see / etc shows like this: Hi and welcome to Travel. We don't really do recommendations here on Travel.SE. Moreover, "best" is a subjective term: what might be best for you might not be best for me. Hence why I am voting to close as opinion-based. Please take the site tour and read our help center to gain a better understanding on how this site works. – fedorqui Jun 22 '17 at 11:36
  • Too Broad Question shows like this: Hi and welcome to Travel. Your question has too many possible answers which does not allow us to give you all valid options and it does not allow you to choose an outstanding answer. Please rewrite the question so that a precise and verifiable answer can be given. – fedorqui Jun 22 '17 at 11:37
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Answers

I'm Having this Problem Too

Welcome to [travel.se]. This is not a discussion forum; please do not answer a question with another question. I strongly encourage you to take the site [tour] and review the [help] for a better understanding of how this site works. If you have a **new question**, please ask it by clicking the [Ask Question](/questions/ask) button. Include a link to this question if it helps provide context.

  • Suggested Edit. I'm having this problem too / Did you got any solution - > Please don't post comments as another answer. (if noob, then add) when you earn 50 rep, you will have the privilege to comment anywhere – i-- Jun 10 '17 at 11:00
  • It may be worth using magic links such as [tour] that automatically generates the link: tour. You can find more info in Meta. – fedorqui Jun 22 '17 at 11:26
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    @fedorqui Go ahead and edit the answers. They're wikis after all. :) – JoErNanO Jun 22 '17 at 11:30
  • It shows like this: Welcome to Travel. This is not a discussion forum; please do not answer a question with another question. I strongly encourage you to take the site tour and review the help center for a better understanding of how this site works. If you have a new question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button. Include a link to this question if it helps provide context. – fedorqui Jun 22 '17 at 11:32

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