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Comment = Critique + Request "Comments" are a service provided by the Stack Exchange Network to quickly say what was wrong with a post, what could be improved, request something missing. In any case a comment should be directly related to the post it is posted on. We all know that far too many comments go beyond this. And we probably tolerate too ...


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According to the relevant section of the Help Center, comments may be flagged for various reasons. The particular reason shall be specified for each comment flag. Only the most common cases are listed in the comment flag dialog box: rude or offensive not constructive obsolete too chatty By definition, “a comment that does not try to improve the post it ...


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We should take care to not overdo commnunity moderation and keep being open to a wide range of possible questions, from beginners to professionals: Not all question may be of interest to all of us but this alone should not lead to a close vote. Leave questions that bore you to someone else. Let a beginner answer a beginner's question (and help them to ...


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I guess it is a fine decision to choose Takkat for the job. He is available nearly round the clock and I've never seen a stupid posting by him. Gratulation Takkat. Jetzt beginnt der Ernst des Lebens! ;)


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99 % of my comment flags are obsolete or include a custom message to the mods to tell them why certain comments are obsolete (after a mod once told me that obsolete comments are the hardest to judge). The remaining percent is for those comments that are spam or offensive — but the former is very, very rare (haven’t used a spam comment flag yet, to the best ...


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There are some not-so-well-documented (unless I did not find the page on meta.stackexchange.com) criteria for the auto-removal of comments. The most general one seems to be: if the threshold of flags reaches 3 + (score/3), the comment will automatically be deleted. Certain keywords and maybe also certain flagging users will reduce this amount. Source: https:...


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