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How temporary are comments that ask for clarification of a post?

All comments should be temporary. However, I regularly browse questions which are years old and have a substantial amount of comments that ask for clarification of the question which has not been ...
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What is the user policy for up-voting on comments, incorporating the advice of the comment, and then flagging the comment as no longer needed?

While answering questions I frequently receive comments, a fraction of these are helpful and offer advice that I incorporate into my answers. Do I up-vote these comments and then flag them for ...
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How can I see a reply to my comment on a deleted question?

I recently discovered that I have gotten a reply to one of my comments. However, the question that I commented on is deleted, so I can no longer see any of the comments on the question (including the ...
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Is a “Frame Challenge” really only valid as an answer or can it be a comment as well?

The basis of a Frame Challenge is that a question might be more answerable if portions of it were different. You see this a lot with questions that may be XY problems, among other things. I've ...
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Should resolved comment conversations that revolve around improving an answer be kept or deleted?

In the last few days to weeks, I've come across multiple cases where someone commented on an answer with e.g. a clarification request, change proposal or other type of attempt to improve an answer. ...
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Why are Comments deleted but Edit History is retained?

I've read some posts here on RPG Meta about comment deletion and it seems the overarching goals are to reduce clutter, diminish distracting information on the site, and maintain the focus of SE as ...
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What is expected/customary procedure for crediting info from comments?

Is there a generally accepted procedure for crediting info that someone suggests in the comments of my answer. Should I write something like "@coolrpg points out..." and then the info that user ...
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Why was my comment requesting clarification on an answer deleted?

Today I commented on an answer to How should I deal with a player who wants to dictate loot distribution?, asking the answerer for clarification (and implicitly suggesting an improvement at the same ...
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I have a partial answer or useful response to a question, but I cannot create a full answer out of it. What should I do? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm reading a question. It's interesting, I want to help, and I can immediately think of one or two insights that would be useful in constructing or improving a good answer to that question. ...
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Are “how to handle sexism/racism/other-ism at the table” questions exceptions to the “Good Subjective” rules?

Not trying to ruffle feathers, I am genuinely curious. Usually when subjective answers are provided, a comment is posted to remind answerers of the "Good Subjective" rules. Some questions, however, ...
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What happened to get this mod notice placed on my question about the Bête?

I had asked a totally valid question with The Bête and LGBT-Questions, and after a short explanation why this was asked without an edition (because there is soo little on the topic) and a comment ...
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Missing comments on “thawing ice” question?

What spells can be used to thaw or melt ice? My question has some comments asking for clarification that I haven't addressed, but they magically vanished just as I tried to reply to them! I don't ...
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What is the criteria in deciding when to delete comments or move them to a chat?

Is there a methodology that's employed when determining if a comment thread should be deleted or simply moved to chat to allow discussion to continue? If not, that creates an environment where ...
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How should we handle disagreements on question closure within comments?

This question came up as another attempt by the user to get their map scale question answered. There were already two Meta Qs about it that didn't have much engagement from OP: How to ask about Map ...
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I have some information to add to help someone solve their issue, do I answer or comment?

So, this has happened to me multiple times now, and to be honest it's getting frustrating as a casual user of this particular SE (especially since the judgements seem less cut-and-dried than other SE'...
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I was told to not correct misconceptions in the question comments, what should I do instead?

Sometimes, the asker includes misconceptions in their question. The most recent example is here, where OP assumes the Barbarian resistances from rage only work for non-magical effects. In these ...
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When making welcoming comments, should I include my own opinion on close reasons?

When making a welcoming comment, one usually also points out anything that might need to be fixed in the question, the most common of which being a missing system tag. Most of the time I am confident ...
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Use of comments to summarize an answer or request confirmation thereof

Occasionally I will do so for a few reasons. One, and the most important one, is in the vein of “Now, let me see if I got this …” responses. Similarly, it can offer a different perspective on the ...
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what's up with comments being moved to chat for this question?

On this question: What happens to a Ghost when the Possessed creature polymorphs?, the top-voted answer has several warts: it cites multiple contradictory rulings without a clear way to reconcile them,...
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How are users supposed to suggest questions might get better answers on a different SE site?

Today someone asked a question that, at its heart, is an interpersonal behavior/advice question. Seeing this while browsing the questions list, I stopped by and made the comment (to the best of my ...
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What to do about comment misuse?

In the recent community checkin post How is the community doing? [2018], the two most highly voted complaints (at the time of this writing) are about comment misuse - namely: Answering in comments (...
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Why were comment flags declined but comments deleted?

I'm not sure if this is too specific a question for meta, but I figured if it happened to me and I was confused it may be helpful to others to understand. Yesterday, I flagged a bunch of comments on ...
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Have we considered generating a chat for each comment section?

I had a thought last night that when people are leaving a comment on a question or an answer, they are trying to engage with the person who wrote that question or answer. Many times, there is hope ...
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Downvotes - comment or negative reputation?

I have a question about the efficient use of downvotes. People are downvoting without any comments; such behaviour is not necessarily constructive, but I generally agree with the logic presented in ...
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The new comment flags seem like they fail to track some info we used to be able to track

So, we used to have 'too chatty', 'not constructive', and 'obsolete' as separate flag options, which moderation could use to see, for example, if someone was posting lots of unconstructive comments ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I added a comment to this question explaining what I thought it needed in order to get the question reopened. As far as I am concerned, my comment was no different to the countless comments I and ...
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How should I flag comments criticising my choice of game/edition?

When a comment that is definitely non-constructive offends me, but I am unsure whether it passes muster as patently offensive (i.e. offensive beyond a reasonable doubt), should I flag it as non-...
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Moderation-related comments seem friendlier recently!

(This is related to one of my previous posts on moderation, but I didn't think it would be appropriate to add another answer there.) Recently I've noticed that when comments are deleted, questions (...
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When an answer is *only* a frame challenge, is it appropriate to point it out?

I left a comment on an answer which I believe is only a frame challenge to the question about imposing a "Limit Curse" on a player. This is what I said in that comment: This answer is only a frame ...
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Who should make welcoming comments?

When a new user posts their first question, there is often a need to clarify certain aspects of how this site works. This is usually done by a friendly comment starting with "Welcome to the site" or ...
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Does Deleting Comments Impede People from Earning the Pundit Badge?

I was skimming through the site's awarded badges and noticed that the Pundit badge has only been awarded 92 times, which seemed rather low considering the requirements. Given that mods will do ...
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Further Reading in Questions, not comments

A useful kind of comment we get on both questions and answers frequently goes as follows: Related: [link description](link target) or, less helpfully: [Related](link target) When this is, in ...
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One-sided comment moderation

I bring this up with regards to https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/96448, but it is something I have encountered repeatedly on this site, and something that apparently others have also noticed: ...
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How can I respond to important information brought up in comments in my answer?

So, I'm struggling with improving my answer to this question. I've written out several major partial edits, but I keep discarding them because they all change my answer to address the way the querent ...
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Is it bad form to ask why a comment was deleted (in comment)?

I had a clarification question on Can a creature use both its melee and ranged natural attacks during a full attack? so I left a comment which actually helped me formulate an answer. On writeup and ...
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What is the delete comment policy? [duplicate]

I've just noticed several of my comments are gone and I didn't delete them. I don't comment lightly - it's generally looking for clarification from a question or response, or to point out issues in ...
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Eek! A troll in the Stack! What do I do?

I've seen a strange question and it's accumulating poor responses from its owner. Stuff like this is happening to me or someone else: left a comment asking for a clarification, and got a response ...
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Flagging comments for deletion: flag one or all?

This may be a bit of a small issue but I was wondering if there's any guidance on whether one should flag all comments in a thread for deletion if they're no longer helpful (or never were to begin ...
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What is the best way to respond to an incorrect answer when a comment is not enough?

I just had an answer to the question What can someone do while forced to doff armor from the heat metal spell removed, with the suggestion that it might be better as a comment. I initially started ...
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Why is an answer being downvoted without any comments?

An answer has multiple downvotes but nobody has left a comment explaining what's wrong with the answer or why they downvoted. Why hasn't anyone explained their downvote?
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Should users refrain from answers (or partial answers) in comments?

There are situations, when you know SOMETHING that is related to the question but its insubstantial to be a proper answer, in example lets imagine a question: In which edition of game X dwarves are ...
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Is there any kind of notification mechanism to let me know when my comments are deleted?

I've left a comment to this question: How to deal with players rejecting the question premise The question had zero comments at the moment. Now it has zero comments as well. Was my comment deleted? ...
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Should answerers and querents flag comments they folded in?

According to the consensus over on Why are site comments being deleted?, comments that have been folded in to a question or answer are eligible to be deleted because they are Obsolete. This helps to ...
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Is there a reason for RPG.SE deleting comments especially “radical”? [duplicate]

I noted this now a few times that comments are never lasting very long here. Is there a reason for this SE site handling it that way so much more strictly compared to other SE sites? Or is it just ...
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Should we be slower about deleting obsolete comments?

In the post What does the court dialect of Infernal sound like? I initially seemingly wasn't pretty clear about what I'm looking for. I tried to clarify through edits, comments and help of other ...
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Voting down has to be revised

Quoting the official description of downvoting priveledge: Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps ...
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What does it mean when it says I need “50 reputation” to comment?

I want to add a comment on a question about disability in RPGs and it won't let me without "50 reputation". What is that?
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Can the moderators delete comments on an answer?

The question "Can a character elect to be considered "running" or "sprinting" even if they don't exceed their walk rate?" has an accepted answer. Another user disagrees with ...
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How to make the community's Nice Actions more visible?

Recently, meta (and the main site to a lesser extent) became a mess with a lot of critics blurting out from every side and people accusing each other of bad things and a lot of other bad stuff. This ...
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Pre-made comments: A resource-gathering & workshopping thread

Pre-made comments are awesome. They're also super powerful tools. Let's workshop some new ones and improve the old ones! You've probably seen pre-made comments[i] used across the site by moderators, ...