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Why did my question get a downvote?

Another in my aperiodic, quixotic rants intended to improve the quality of H:SE posts. I've seen a few questions on meta that resemble "why did I get a downvote?". It struck me that I can't ...
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Standard comment situations: suggestions for close votes and down votes

Downvotes and close votes should always be accompanied by a comment. While not strictly required as per SE policy this is especially important for new users. We should direct our criticism at bad or ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Dealing with abusive comments

This question has engendered a good few comments, ranging from the merely patronising to the frankly abusive. Do we have a policy/protocol on such "conversations"?
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Factual comment removed

In the question Did NATO promise Gorbachev not to accept membership applications from former Warsaw Pact nations?, which made a factually wrong claim (that the GDR joined NATO in 1990), I made a ...
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Does moving entire comment sections to chat defeat the purpose of comments?

I understand that discussions in comment sections are a major problem, and more so on History:SE than on, say, Stackoverflow. I understand that this needs to be tackled because it clutters up the site ...
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Some of my comments that I believe relevant have been deleted

Three years ago I posted a question about a Confederate flag obscure design . Flag with 13 white stars and a crescent on red background At first there were some votes to close it (at first I didn't ...
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Excessive self-serving censorship by the moderators. Can anything be done about it?

I noticed that my comments that are in any way contradicting statements by @Semaphore get deleted without a trace (not just moved to chat), at least three in the past week. This comment was the latest ...
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How should moderators deal with comments, when should those be pruned, deleted or "moved to chat"?

The present situation regarding comments seems to be deteriorating. Bad comments stay, good comments go, and the site does not get any better with this. Bad comments left standing We all know what ...
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Comments vanishing?

I noticed a few comments on this question have vanished. I'm curious why. They all seemed innocuous. (Mine was just a link to another Stack Exchange Site.) I know the question is closed anyway. ...
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