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I had a comment on an answer which was not a discussion, why was it removed?

I had a comment on the top rated answer by forest, and it was removed it appears. I thought my comment was specific to that answer, and there was no discussion, at least on my side. Thanks in ...
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Comment Deletion

I am new to this site, but wanted to ask why it is suggested to use comments sparingly? Are comments not to be used to flesh out details of the question? On a tiny scale, they are used to respond ...
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How do I edit my own comment?

Child's sleep schedule vs Parents' I often use voice activation for typing due to arthritis. The post says 'think' instead of 'thing'. I could delete and re-post, but is seems dishonest or ...
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How May I Tell Who Keeps Deleting Legitimate Comments In Order To Take Action?

I have a comment to a question that I need clarified before attempting to answer a question. The question has had many off-topic comments which were either deleted or moved to chat. My comment is on-...
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What should I do with a highly upvoted comment that is factually false?

I saw a comment that is based on common misconseption and upvoted in to stratosphere (HNQ effect). What should I do? Posting a comment response seems futile (past HNQ effect, no matter how good my ...
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Are there cases where answering in comments is OK?

In addition to protecting questions to avoid spam or "thanks!" answers, we often protect questions that attract negative, irrelevant, or otherwise low-quality answers. I also tend to start removing ...
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What qualifies as offensive content and, secondarily, handling content disputed as offensive

There are several things to address in this question, but I'll try to be concise. Comments referred to in this question are mostly available in this chat room, though there are some that were deleted ...
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Is this on topic and does this behaviour violate our “be nice” policy?

A while back, I asked this question about whether I should allow my child to participate in dangerous sports and when they may be able to assess risk. Originally, this answer contained a description ...
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Criticizing alone vs. making simple edit to improve answer?

This question is about 14 month old baby no longer eating or drinking after MMR vaccine To understand my question here on Meta, I suggest reading my answer to the OP, and the ensuing comments below ...
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Why are comments restricted until a user reaches 50 rep?

What is the precise reasoning behind this practice? For instance, why would this encourage "better" participation or lead to more meaningful responses than restricting all contribution to other users'...
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Comment Templates for Parenting.SE

There are many events where we may want or need to leave a comment: welcoming new users, encouraging "be nice", indicating an answer isn't really an answer, and more. It is helpful to not have to ...
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Can anecdotal illustration support an answer, or must it go in a comment?

Is it kosher to include an anecdotal illustration in an answer, to make the answer stronger and (hopefully) more entertaining? If not, would a solution be to put the anecdote in a comment after the ...
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Where should we draw the line on comments?

Generally speaking, I believe that the moderation on this site is fairly lenient on comments. Strictly speaking, here is what comments are for: Comments exist so that users can talk about ...
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Comments disappear without any note to the commenting user?

I noticed that comments to questions or answers just disappear and it seems to me that the user whose comment is removed does not get an information or explanation about that. Is this normal? Is ...