If you take a look at our tour, specifically the "Improve posts by editing or commenting" section, we have a picture of a comment to this answer. In my opinion, this comment is not asking for more information, or clarifying, and could plausibly stand on its own as an answer if it was expanded a little more. Should we change our example question to include a better example of an ideal comment?

  • $\begingroup$ What about that comment doesn't attempt to "clarify the meaning of a post?" $\endgroup$
    – Frostfyre
    May 5 '18 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Frostfyre It's on the edge... If it had been written a little differently I'd say it would be an excellent example. In general, however, I think we're looking for questions asking for clarity or statements clarifying possible interpretations. Not arguments against an answer. This is on the line, but I think for our tour it should be unambiguous. $\endgroup$
    – bendl
    May 5 '18 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ All those comments appear to be obsolete now. I wonder what would happen to the tour if I purged them... (I don't see a way to change which question is used there.) $\endgroup$ May 13 '18 at 3:52


One, that's way too long. The example should be a comment such as "Could you please clarify ..."

Also, I completely agree. This comment is mostly not a good example. This is like a kindergarten teacher saying, "Remember to be nice! Also, Randy, your mom smells like a dead tortoise!" (Of course, the comment in question is not rude, just not extremely constructive.)

The best thing to do would be put an example like https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/a/111982/49656


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