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Questions about the comments that users and moderators can attach to questions and answers.

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Why wasn't this seemingly unnecessary comment deleted?

I read this comment on Mount Everest climb cost and total time: If you are asking this question on a generic travel forum like this, one has to wonder if you have enough climbing experience for ...
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Why did my flag on a comment that seemed irrelevant to the question got denied?

On the question Is the Golden Gate Bridge toll fee indicated before entering the bridge?, I flagged the comment (mirror) as irrelevant: As I approached the London congestion zone (which I was ...
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Arbitrary deletion of comments

Lately, I have quite often noticed that comments seem to be more or less arbitrarily deleted (both mine and others) without anyone leaving an explanation of why. I assume that only mods have the ...
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Comment templates to be used when flagging for closure / deletion

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 ...
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Deletion of questions from new users without explanation

I just encountered a post that was essentially a duplicate question posted as an answer to the question of which it is a duplicate. The question was US to UK visa or no visa for multiple visits. The ...
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Five-minute limit on editing comments

Does the five-minute limit on editing comments really accomplish anything? If I realize that I have made a significant error (for example, my iPad has an extremely bad habit of inexplicably ...
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Overzealous deletion of comments

I am writing about chx's answer at https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/89766/19400. A user asked whether pat-downs are to be conducted by officers of the same sex as the passenger being searched. I ...
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Should Comments indicating possible duplication be flagged when incorrect?

Does it help the community to flag comments that say "duplicate of question X" when it isn't an actual duplicate though the person who commented thought it was? Should this be flagged or deleted or ...
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When voting to close as unclear, please briefly explain why, and request clarification from OP

In the comments on both the question and answer on this meta question, I was having a brief discussion with two users regarding the degree of friendliness and openness TSE shows to new users. OP ...
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Hammer deletes comments. Is it fair to do that?

Try these steps... Do your best to make an informative and helpful comment to the OP; Then use Mjölnir on it so that it becomes a duplicate (like somebody is supposed to do when the situation calls ...
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Comments disappearing for no reason

I just posted my first question on a stackexchange website, someone wrote some comments, and I replied. However, after a few minutes, some of that person's comments disappeared. Why did that happen? ...
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Question interested in illegal prostitution

In Are there red light districts in St. Petersburg or Moscow? OP is asking about prostitution in Russia. At first I thought the reason OP was interested in the red light district was because he ...
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Should comments be removed if their content got included in the answer?

I remember having written a comment to this answer, which seems to be gone. As far as I can tell, it wasn't off-topic, chatty, offensive or spammy. It even was upvoted. But now it's gone. Since the ...
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After deleting a comment, most buttons won't work until you refresh the page

If you deleted a comment while using Edge browser, none of the action buttons work (up/down vote, close, flag, etc.) until you refresh the page. I have tested this with Chrome/IE11 and I do not see ...
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What to do with the comments on the tipping thread?

There's a question about tipping: How should I tip if the food is good but the service from the waiter/waitress is terrible in the USA? It has 22 comments on the question, and 12 answers with a total ...
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Should we allow comment deletion after a set time?

During a fairly heated exchange regarding this question https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/41802/is-there-any-restrictions-on-driving-a-private-car-from-the-uk-to-the-african-co?noredirect=1#...
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Bug with posting comments

I just managed to post a comment twice for some reason. It's in: Is there a Macgyver-esque way to charge rechargeable batteries? I know I can remove one of them, but I just thought that the SE team ...
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Comments to questions that try to answer the question, but do so wrongly?

Let's say someone is asking a question along the lines "Is it OK to do X in country Y" and someone else puts a comment below the question, stating "No, it's not!", while it is actually OK to do X in ...
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Who ate my comment?

In this question: The most difficult countries to travel in? I wrote a rather lengthy comment in reply to mouviciel explaining why pilgrimage visas aren't a realistic option, and hippietrail ...
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Posting alternative site recommendations as comments for closed questions

I hate to send off a [soon-to-be] expat empty-handed; since there's currently no StackExchange site for expats (obligatory link to expats proposal), I've taken to leaving comments on immigration ...