Once comments are actioned they should be removed. Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes and we don't keep them around longer than we need them.
- If a comment requesting clarification or suggesting improvement has been actioned, flag it as No Longer Needed.
- If you left the comment and it's been actioned, delete it yourself.
There's no need to upvote the comment. The main time to upvote a comment in these cases was before the comment got actioned, to signal you think that the clarification/improvement request is a good one.
Requests for clarification and suggestions for improvement can also be declined:
- If you're the post author and don't want to action that comment, flag it as NLN.
- If the author is someone else and they've visibly declined to action that comment, flag it for attention and mention the author's declined to do this, as well as flagging that author's comment where applicable.
We keep comments that are still relevant, e.g. they are part of a small back-and-forth that is fresh from a few minutes ago, or if they're non-actionable and are either upvoted or have lasting value (e.g. they contain minor moderation or meta information), or if they haven't been actioned yet and the author hasn't seen or acknowledged them yet.
This might impede your Pundit progress, but I don't think you should be actively chasing for Pundit: it's a reward that might happen or might not.