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It doesn't hurt to ask ... Many users on many SE site do ask for feedback to help understand what caused a negative reaction to a given answer or question. ... but don't be upset by a lack of follow up SE encourages "down vote and move on" as a way to prevent comments wars ... which sometimes happen. So if you do ask, and don't get the feedback you are ...


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Short discussions that are working to improve a post aren't a problem Clarifications can be further clarified (or corrected) in comments as long as it is directly working towards that. If it diviates from that goal (such as discussing a related topic, consequences of a result in the answer) those comments shouldn't be posted. If the discussion becomes overly ...


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It's always ok to ask, but there's no guarantee you'll get a response. The reason for this is because downvotes already have their own reasons. This question/answer does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful And unfortunately, everyone interprets things differently. Some people may see your question as not useful because you could ...


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Usually it's not bad, but it isn't helping. Reasons for why were given to you in abundance in other answers here. What's wrong then? I have looked up your answers sorted by ranking. All in all, you have some very highly appraised answers (and questions) but also some very poorly regarded ones. I count 46 answers with negative scores of -1 to -8. One of ...


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You have a few options The stack has two main methods for communicating suggestions for improvement; commenting and editing. When and how to use these tools is a skill that improves with practice but I'll try to give you a quick overview. You also have the option of posting your own answer. Commenting Comments are the main method for providing feedback on ...


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You, Dear Reader, are deleting many of the comments! The last few years SE staff have provided us with Year in Moderation summary statistics. (Recall that "moderation" includes both elected moderators' activities and the use of moderation privileges and tools by high-rep users.) From these we see that roughly one-third of all comment-deletions are ...


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At face value yes, but looking deeper...maybe not If you review both the meta you link on required comments as well as the FAQ V2blast linked to in the comments of the question, you'll note that there are very good reasons as to why we don't necessarily want to encourage comments. Which seems hypocritical in some ways because we always want to improve our ...


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Comments aren't a changelog Comments can be a helpful mechanic for suggesting additions or having a short dialog over improving an answer or question, but the comments themselves are only of value/utility insofar as they work towards that goal. Even comments that are attempting to improve the quality of an answer or question are themselves not something you ...


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Yes, editing in a @mention pings the user After a brief test in the comments of this question I can confirm that editing in an @mention does ping the user following the edit.


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The criteria you're looking for are not publicly documented, to prevent people from taking advantage of it (e.g. to obtain flag-related badges). Some possible candidates can be found in this Meta Stack Exchange post: What is the SE version of Seven Dirty Words? For the example you mentioned, "@Someone Thanks, fixed", I'm pretty sure the "...


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From this post on the main meta, it appears the criteria for auto deleting comments when a user flags them is the following: Comments that are flagged by multiple users are deleted automatically. The number of flags needed is usually based on the comment's score. It currently takes 3 + (Score / 3) flags (rounded up) to delete a comment. Comments containing ...


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It will not re-ping From our experiment in the comments on this question, and from my own experience of using the site; editing comments will not refresh the notification from a mention. If a user is active enough to follow the notification within the 5 minute window for comment edits, they are presumably active enough to also catch any edits without the ...


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