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What happened to my comment to the question about merfolks' handling of their dead?

I was looking at this question, when it was put on hold. It was formulated badly and so put on hold. I made a comment about the expected question and answered the question in my comment, since there ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

Name of Chinese space forces I made one of the first comments, and it's almost exactly like what @Thucydides wrote 7 hours later. It was't rude, bigoted, abusive, unfriendly or unkind, and was ...
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Is there a way to quickly find a particular comment I made?

I know I can go through my comments using the "all actions" tab on my user profile but after a little over a year that list is 1250+ entries and growing. So I was wondering if there is a way to search ...
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Catalog of common comment scripts

Over the course of time I have copied the common comment statements of others (e.g. "Welcome to Worldbuilding.SE!") and have had my comment statements copied by others. The problem is that simply ...
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Should we have “unbuilding” flags for comments?

I've recently noticed that posts tend to have one or two "unbuilding" comments. I think these are not only unnecessary but also semi-rude: a premise has been set and should be believed in for as long ...
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What are the criteria for comment deletion?

I've had comments deleted before due to the be nice policy. Won't argue against that - if it's the rules, it's the rules. However, a few hours ago I posted a comment which I believe did not violate ...
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What should be our commenting etiquette when pointing out that other Stacks exist?

This question is purely about whether or not we want to write comments when there are other sites on the network who specialize in a certain topic that is also on-topic on WorldBuilding and if so, how ...
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Do people still need to see comments under graduated/abandoned question drafts in the Sandbox?

Recently there was a Meta discussion about Deletion of Comments from Sandbox? and according with Monica's comment I want to start a discussion about the usefulness of comments under graduated/...
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Deletion of Comments from Sandbox?

When a Sandboxed (technical term) draft is posted on main, the author is expected to update their draft, shorten it, and delete it. But what about the comments? I'm not a high-rep user, so I can only ...
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Can we change the privilege page for “comment everywhere” to explicitly mention magic links?

Magic links for comments are great They allow you to very easily write helpful comments, as they allow you to link to each sites most important resources with very short links where you don't need to ...
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Our tour includes a comment that doesn't practice what we preach

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 ...
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Who did I just ping?

My slave mountain question was commented on by two Tim B's; Diamond Tim B, and Nova Tim B. I replied to Diamond Tim B in a comment @TimB. Which Tim B did I just ping? Both?
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I can't use the @namehere function on some comments

I don't know if this is a bug or an inbuilt function, but I get occasional issues with comments where I can't use the @namehere format to notify a commentator on a particular question. I can't see a ...
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Are comments saying “just use magic” problematic?

Recently I have noticed a lot of questions which always receive pretty much the same comment. The questions usually take the form What material/technology could deal with [x problem/feature] of ...
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Are answers posted in comments acceptable or not?

It happens every now and then that someone posts what is actually an answer as a comment to the question. That is, something that actually addresses the question being asked, perhaps succintly, but in ...
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How to deal with comments which are borderline to trolling?

Lately I have seen various comments overly focused on small details of the question/answer, which, rather than being aimed at improving the content, seem to me borderline trolling. when it happened ...
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stackoverflow comment etiquette

Popular questions, and answers, have a good possibility to generate off topic comments. Like this question about blood. (not the best good example) For questions there is a guideline. But I could not ...
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How to link to specific answer or comment?

As the title. Sometimes I want to link to specific answer or comment, because the current question or comment will directly benefit from that particular answer or comment. For example: I saw a ...
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Don't argue with comments on down and close votes, please

As shown in comments section under Enforcing mandatory comment when downvoting people don't like to comment on downvotes because it is not productive. If someone comments on down or close vote, do ...
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How best to suggest a comment be made into an answer?

This is a trend I've noticed more in 2017 than before, which is people posting information or points that could be answers to a question in the comments section. While this isn't a bad behaviour (...
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Can we stop the Trump jokes?

Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States after the 2016 presidential election a few weeks ago. Thanks to some of his more outrageous ideas - and some of the public perception of them - ...
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When should an argument in comments be ended?

I chimed in on an argument in the comments for this answer, and ended up getting embroiled in the argument myself. On the one hand, I feel like, since the argument is still on-topic, the exchange ...
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Should I leave a comment before I flag a question? If not, why?

When I'm about to flag a question as, say, "off topic", I usually leave a comment to let the OP clarify the question. Yesterday I commented this question. I asked "How is it related to worldbuilding" ...
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@Mentions in comments not working

When responding to someone else's comment it is usual on this site to use @ThePersonsName, but often (about half the time?) this does not work. the tab-to-autocomplete label does not appear when ...
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Why do people downvote but refrain from commenting the reason? [duplicate]

I am a beginner to this stack exchange and I am holding account in 21 sites of stack exchange. I ask a question, I get positive comments and a valid answer . With that am offered with down-votes too ...
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Pragmatism: reconsider the stance on comments

Action Moderators delete comments, or move them to chat. They do that for many reasons which are not the point of this question. We'll assume they are very good reasons, fine. Result People keep ...
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How to deal with users who cannot comment due to lack of rep?

Okay, I have come across more than a few answers that would better belong in the comment section, but have been posted by new users who lack sufficient rep to post. These range from jokes to valid ...
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Are chats really useful?

Twice this week I've seen comment chains turned into chat rooms. Are they really useful? Upside of leaving it as comments: Leaving the discussion as a chain of comments allows for the voting of ...
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Clearing the air of hostility

In response to a recent question, I posted this answer. What I thought to be a fairly innocuous sentence (edited out now) intended to be a lead-in to the next sentence seems to have been misconstrued ...
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Am I right to be defensive?

I recently put an answer on the Matrioshka AI question. It's generated a fair amount of controversy and differing viewpoints. Essentially, I found that I needed more information than was reasonable to ...
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Who edited my comment? Why?

On Jason FB's answer here, I posted a comment saying This does not provide an answer to the question. However, it was recently edited to This does not provide an answer to the question. To ...