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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? Return to FAQ Index
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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, ...
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How persistent are "continue this discussion in chat" rooms?

Occasionally a colloquy on a post will prompt a commenter to move the discussion to chat, as recently happened to me. The chat room thereby created: is it persistent, or does it expire after some time?...
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I'd like to see the deleted comments from my question in one form or another

I asked this question and received a few useful comments over night. I managed to quickly check them shortly after waking up in the morning, but intended on really diving into them that evening and ...
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When should I comment?

I am looking for an expanded and explained explanation of when I should and should not comment. I keep being told to stop posting inappropriate comments, and being pointed to explanations of what is ...
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How best to incorporate a comment into an answer?

Two comments to this answer would, I think, be nice to incorporate into the answer proper. Is there a way to do this wholesale, or do I effectively need to re-create each of the commenter's references ...
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Why was a seemingly constructive comment on an answer deleted?

I complimented an answer to How to summon an Invisible Stalker? in a comment today, and also requested whether the answer could be expanded to include magical items (possibly from Princes of the ...
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Question "On Hold" but its already been answered, Negative votes on new user posts, And general Shin kicking

Now this is a small rant of mine but since I'm a new user I'm guaranteed to get maybe -1 or -2 on this post but here I go. now this is related to New User Experience: Why allow downvotes (esp. below ...
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Why don't we award a rep point for a helpful comment that improved an answer?

Background: Use of the search feature did not lead me to any question on meta that addressed Comments earning reputation. (this addresses reviews, not Comments). My question is based on the ...
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Unable to post/read additional comments - page scrolls to top

Has anyone noticed this recurring glitch in the Stack Exchange websites? Frequently, when I click on "add a comment" or "show n more comments" at the bottom of a question or response, the webpage ...
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Commenting on the background information

Across StackExchange, I quite often use the commenting function when I want to add something that I feel may well be relevant to the poster, but doesn't answer his question (as asked) so will probably ...
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What's with the policy on deleting answer comments on on-hold questions?

I understand that the policy is not to allow any answers whatsoever in the comments, but there is a bit of a weird situation when it comes to [on hold] questions. Lately I've been encountering a lot ...
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What should I do when I want to downvote a comment?

Most of the time the sort of comments I'd like to downvote are comment-answers that use the inability of people downvote comments to look highly supported. I flag these as comment answers and they ...
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Could we have a shortcut "magic link" to the "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" blog post?

Mainly, just like we map [help] and [tour], I'd love to be able to map [gsbs] to the Stack Overflow blog post "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" (http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-...
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Instant comment deletion

I am fully aware that comments are temporary means to communicate and improve a question or answer. Please don't mark this as a duplicate to the appropriate meta post, I have read all of them. This ...
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Definition of a valid comment

I'm noticing that my comments are getting deleted, and I'm wondering what the feel is here for that. According to this, it seems as though the purpose for comments is for asking follow-up questions ...
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Downvoting behaviour does not enable me to improve my post

This is not about venting about the downvotes on my post. Let's agree that my post does contain mistakes and that my comments down the road were driven by frustration. I'd like to share why I was ...
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Deleted comment that is still relevant

I posted a comment on this answer which was the reason I didn't see that answer as correct. The comment was then deleted when a mod cleaned up the comments on that answer, but the answer hasn't ...
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When is a comment not a comment?

In the help, valid comments are referred to thusly: Use comments to ask for more information or clarify a question or answer. So, that I get... when the question/answer isn't clear, you ask to get ...
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Comments explaining downvotes being deleted

When you downvote a post, a popup appears urging you to explain in a comment why you downvoted. Now this happened: Wow, can I ask the reason of the downvotes? – Vereos 46 mins ago I downvoted, ...
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What should I do if the most valuable response came in a comment rather than an answer?

Yesterday I asked a question, and while I received some really solid answers, I found the most helpful response to come from a comment. I have already urged the commenter to boil down the essence of ...
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We could use some more pro-forma comments

I'd like to brainstorm some possibilities for the modal comment-interventions that we tend to do: Welcome to the site, but your question needs work because reasons Welcome to the site, but your ...
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Contacting a user

I wanted to make a comment on a question, but I don't have enough rep to make a comment but what I want to say is not an answer to the question. So how can I go about getting my comment to the person ...
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When someone updates their post with my comment, should I remove my comment?

Related: How are comments removed when they are no longer relevant? Should I remove my own comments or flag them as obsolete if my suggestion or advise is absorbed into the post on which I commented?
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A chart of comments per user

On the RPG Data Explorer ... I've made a query of the number of comments per user. The results, especially done as a ratio of comments over posts is fascinating. At this point, I will simply ...
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How can the policy regarding discussions in comments be improved?

As is the nature of role playing games, the rules are very often incomplete and open to interpretation. This can often spawn differences of opinion on answers and lead to lengthly comments over ...
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Could we have a [tour] short link in comments?

In comments, [help] expands to the text help center (with a link), [chat] expands to the text Role-playing Games Chat (with a ...
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Format errors in Stack Exchange syntax?

I first noticed in a chat message I sent yesterday but now it's more irritatingly present in a comment: something's up with formatting on messages? There's also a question I read today (perhaps ...
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How much of an answer/suggestion should be in comments to questions? [duplicate]

Here's a scenario: New user asks question ignorant of the site's format. While some are commenting on their question and their question is/is not getting closed, others "answer" in the comments to ...
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Deleting comments that add context

I'd suggest its bad form to delete comments that add context to an answer -- edit that information into the answer first! (Obviously preferable for the person leaving the comment to use the edit ...
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Can we re-evaluate our comment deletion policy? (or at least have access to the data?)

Over the past several weeks, moderator comment deletion has been regular and heavy handed. I'm generally good with this (I'm on record as saying I'm far more likely to delete an entire comment stream ...
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'Rule 0' questions and their variants

This seems to come up regularly when a question is raised relating to the balance of power between the GM and players. What invariably happens is that people all have different interpretations of this,...
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Users without enough rep to comment leaving comment "answers" or duplicating questions? [duplicate]

On this answer I see a dilemma. The new user lacks the rep to comment. But we don't support duplicate questions. Their answer clearly is not an answer, but... What should we instruct users like this ...
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How are comments removed when they are no longer relevant?

I see that a comment can be flagged but I take that as a function for comments that are offensive in some way. In cases where a comment is not relevant because the question/answer has morphed in to ...
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Why are site comments being deleted?

Some site users have noticed old comments being deleted. This is correct - site comments are meant to be a mostly temporary means of improving questions and answers. Here's an explanation of the ...