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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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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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Should History.SE be deleting answers posted as comments?

Prompted by a chat discussion. Sometimes, users post answers in the comment section. They do this for several reasons - some common ones include that they don't have time to write a full answer, that ...
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Does the fact that comments aren't anonymous discourage people who downvote from explaining why?

I'm sure I'm not the only person who has been puzzled (and at times a little annoyed) at being downvoted (both questions and answers). At the same time, I accept people's right to do that and I think ...
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Newbie - unable to post comment!

I have down voted an answer and tried to add a comment to explain why - it worked the first time, but my tablet (laptop's died!) did weird things to it. Tried to edit it, no joy: deleted and started ...
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What happens when a comment is helpfully flagged?

Let's say somebody posts a comment that's nothing but a racist rant. Nothing helpful, just trolling and offensive. I flag it as such, and a little while later I notice that it's gone, and the "...
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Comments discussing reasons to close?

I don't know about you, it seems counterproductive to place explanations of why people vote to close in the comments and just seems to incentivise the closing of good, solid questions. When reviewing ...
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Erasing discussions generated by not so constructive comments

I've added this question, which early on received the comment "IMHO this is silly." This comment led to a lengthy discussion about it, meanwhile partly erased by (I presume*) a moderador. I would ...
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Please don't push controversy in comments

In the last few months we've received a number of email from users who complain about altercations on this site's comment sections. If the problem revolved around just one or two people, I'd contact ...
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When should a comment be flagged?

What are our standards for flagging comments here? I've noted that most mods here have different standards for comment flags than are found on other sites. Because of such, nearly half of my comment ...
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Is there a comment button for the history stack-exchange?

Hi I'm an avid member of the stack-exchange sites. As a history major I love the idea of a history Q&A site and the formatting, style and overall design of the Stack-exchange sites presents a ...