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Has anybody else received abusive comments that were later edited or deleted?

On at least two occasions recently, a user (different users) left a totally inappropriate comment only to quickly edit it. In these particular cases the intended recipient was notified and saw the ...
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What should we do with answers in comments on questions?

The intent on StackExchange sites is certainly that answers are posted as answers, and comments are used for less permanent things. As the placeholder text for comments on questions says: Use ...
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Are comments like "this would do better on X.stackexchange" helpful?

We recently had a question, Why are the corks of some of my Muscat wines popping out?. And the first comment was, This would do better on This is a pattern we see frequently - as ...
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How do I address a user so they see it?

So I understand that putting @username in a comment gives that user a notification of the comment. But I'd like some more specifics on this. Does using a partial name work? If so, which partial ...
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Focus after comment - bug

After writing a comment (I'm using Firefox) and hitting [Enter], I can't use the arrow keys or page-up/page-down keys anymore to view the post (move the text up and down). I used to be able to use ...
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Why was this comment flag declined?

Recently, I've flagged this comment as No Longer Needed because it doesn't contribute anything to the post, but for some reason, it got declined. Does the flagging system work differently on Seasoned ...
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When do you create an answer vs leave a comment?

I've noticed that some people will leave answers as comments. This question made me think more about this behavior. You'll notice that there are a handful of answers left as comments to the question. ...
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What auto-review comments do you use?

AutoReviewComments is an extension for Chrome or Firefox* which lets you save comments to save typing the same ones over and over again. The default ones aren't necessarily the best fit for every ...
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Remove time restriction on comment deletion

I understand that there is a legitimate purpose to restricting the rate at which comments can be added to a post. Still users should be encouraged to remove comments when they are no longer needed or ...
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How do I check my comments?

I made a comment on a post, and I have found some new information that would affect my comment. Is there a way to search for my comments? I can see a record of questions and answers, is there ...
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Old questions where comment should be an answer

I've been looking through unanswered questions, working my way from older ones. I seem to notice a trend where someone posted a good comment, that really could have been a legitimate answer. What ...
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Mystery Comment - Where is it?

On my iPad (app) I have the following comment in my inbox. I tapped on it and it took me to the question. I looked several times but can't find the comment. Then, I went to the site through my ...
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Seeing deleted comments

I just had a moderator delete some comments of mine, due to the extended discussion nature of them, on Can I always use butter instead of margarine when baking?, however I had assumed that I (at least)...
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People behavior : newcomer answer destroyed because it's not a comment, but he can't wrote comment on other posts because he has 1 reputation point

A newcommer helped us on a post on SeasonnedAdvice : A strange cooker or fait-tout or... what can it be?. Because it was is first post on StackExchange, he wasn't able to post a comment with 1 ...
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