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Which kinds of answers in comments (if any) do we want to keep?

As I already said here, if we want to better define our stance on answers in comments, this has to be a community effort. We have to clarify how we react to users posting comments as answers, how, if, ...
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How do I find out which user I had this conversation with?

In this chatroom I'd expect there to be a short exchange between me and another user about the issue of comments being deleted because they express opinions that offend someone. However, those ...
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Why do the moderators move comments to chat and how should I behave afterwards?

On highly visited posts, one often finds a comment: Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. or a post notice: Controversial Post — You may use ...
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What should be done about highly controversial answers which attract many comments?

My answer to this question has been quite controversial, attracting several hundred positive and negative votes and a long thread of comments. An initial batch of comments was moved to chat per the ...
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Double suggestions on comment

Problem: Question: How do researchers ask others for comments and advices for their research?
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How should we deal with good answers given just as comments?

Recently I was browsing through the "unanswered questions" section, and I found many questions which had good answeres - but those were given as comments. Some of them are very short, but still a ...
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Getting points or reputation for comments on academia.SE

In academia.SE the upvotes of the questions and answers have some points associated. However, there are no points associated with the comments on the questions or the answers. Why am I asking this ...
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Should I incorporate someone else’s comment into my answer?

On my answer to the question When referring to races, should 'black' and 'white' be capitalized? (MLA), another user has posted an up-voted (5 at present) comment that contains new information. ...
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Should I leave multiple comments to say thank you to professors who commented on my question?

Or is this considered "noise" on the SE network and should be avoided? For example, my last question on Academia.SE, I got very candid and useful comments and suggestions from at least four ...
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Where does the “0 down vote” in front of my comment come from?

I'm pretty sure I didn't type "0 down vote" in front of this comment: Is this a feature to indicate that I commented but didn't down vote? Or did I lower-backside-dial this at some point? I have ...
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Young Padawan discussion

I would like to discuss the comments to https://academia.stackexchange.com/a/54888/958. I am a bit puzzled by the way the discussion has evolved. In my view, aeismail's comment is sloppy, since it ...
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Why are my comments getting deleted?

From time to time my comments get deleted (sometimes right after being posted). For me it is very frustrating - I feel chaotic in an environment in which my things change without a notice. I refresh ...
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Are there any rules for which comments are “too chatty” and which are not on Academia SE?

I flagged some comments on this post as too chatty. (Two years into my PhD program, and Mom is dying of cancer. Should I tell my advisor about it?) and it got declined. Why? The flagged comments were:...
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Answers in comments

I have noticed a tendency on this site for people to post answers as comments. I don't know why this is, but it happens often, and then the comment gets many "up-votes" as an "answer." My approach ...
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Is it a bad etiquette on our site to simply welcome new users in the comments?

In other Stack Exchange sites (mostly on TeX website), I have seen that the users with longer period of membership welcome newer users. I really like this action as this warms the new users' heart and ...
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Under what conditions should “thank you” comments be deleted?

Users of this site sometimes flag comments that say Thank you or +1, good answer for moderator deletion as 'too chatty.' There are varying opinions on MSE as to when such comments should ...
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Should moderators delete comments that are about moderation, once they become obsolete with respect to the question they're posted on?

Questions on Academia.SE are often closed, and then reopened after they have been edited and improved (either by the original poster or by other users). Usually this involves an extended discussion in ...
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Comments deletion in Academia SE

I know that extended comment discussions are discouraged and by SE rules they should be continued in chat. A prime example of this situation was the recent I was caught cheating on an exam, how can I ...
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Difference between not constructive and obsolete flags

When flagging comments it is possible to flag comments as either "not constructive" or "obsolete" among other things. If you delete a comment or make an edit that makes another comment obsolete and no ...
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Is deleting comments a form of censorship?

Fellow Users of Academia.SE, Recently on academia.SE and meta.academia.SE, I wrote that I was unwilling to have longterm participation in a site for which content -- specifically comments, although ...
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Removing useful but not immediately on-topic comments

I recently deleted a few comments (mods, you can see them here) which had been flagged as off-topic. Briefly, the OP had asked a question, a community member answered, and then a separate discussion ...
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Text in comment box

When I want to type a new comment, there is some text already present in the text box, which disappears when I start typing my comment. However, this text is not complete, and only shows: "Use ...