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Thoughts/ideas left on posts. Comments require at least 50 reputation to utilize. They are meant to be constructive towards the post, and should not be used for chatting purposes.

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Let's be nice to each other

As a moderator, I'm often staring at a list of the most offensive content currently available on the site. I keep seeing certain patterns emerge, and I think these patterns are potentially dangerous. ...
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Obsolete comment flag handling

We've got well over 5000 obsolete comments on Arqade. Since these cannot be handled using any of the user level tools, I have been flagging these so that they can be actioned by a moderator, however ...
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Hot Network Question Silly Title Comment Sanity

Misleading question titles are great. They're kind of a thing around here and that's also great. What's not so great is every time one comes along, and we get dozens of comments about LOL, how amusing ...
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Standard comments for flags/downvotes

Following suit with TeX.SE's idea of making Standard comments for flags and down votes, it would be a good idea to have some of these comments of our own. They can be funny (contain gaming references) ...
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Please don't leave redundant comments on non-answers

I've been going through the flag queue a lot recently and it seems that we get lots of non-answers (comments, other questions, etc.). I see a lot of helpful comments on these posts talking about rep ...
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How should we deal with rude comments?

In light of What about the new user experience here is turning people away? I thought the issue of rude comments should be brought up. Are rude comments okay? How should one react to rude comments? ...
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Should minor comments be flagged?

As per this discussion, our moderation team's current stance on flagging minor comments (such as "Thanks!" or "I've edited this now.") is as follows: Please don't bother flagging all comments that ...
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Make formatting not take up characters in comments/chat?

As you may know, doing ['text']('URL link') makes a link that goes to 'URL link' but has the text of 'text'. However, when making comments with links in this way, the brackets, parenthesis, and URL ...
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Why can you comment on some questions/answers but not all of them?

OK, so I haven't been using the Stack Exchange websites long. However when I have been using them, I've noticed that sometimes you can comment and sometimes you can't. For example, I just went to ...
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Communicating with new users who ask a Duplicate Question

I did some digging through older topics and didn't see this one so I hope I'm not missing something. Over the past few days, I've been clicking on duplicate topics and noticed that a lot of them are ...
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Using comments as answers

A similar question was asked over on rpg.se, and I thought I should bring it over here and ask the same thing. I feel this topic is a bit similar to Answering a question using someone else's comment ...
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(How) should we discourage extended discussion in comments?

What triggered this post is this question, which has two quality answers but due to some contested points, both have spurred lengthy discussions in comments from a few users. Now, I have no problem ...
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Is commenting about funny title wording considered off-topic? [duplicate]

I've commented this question after seeing the peculiar title, just to say how I appreciate this "tradition" on Arqade. But today my comment was removed. I didn't know that commenting about funny ...
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Stock comments for new users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Standard comments for flags/downvotes What's a polite, clear, useful comment to throw up on posts by new users that may not understand the format or particular rules of our ...
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Did the policy regarding deletion of off-topic comments about humorous question titles change to only apply to newer questions?

As per community consensus on Hot Network Question Silly Title Comment Sanity and Is commenting about funny title wording considered off-topic? - off-topic / too chatty comments about humorous ...
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