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Suspicious deletion of a comment

I wrote a comment on this question and after a while it has been removed. On planar $4$ regular graphs There is a 1% chance of accidental deletion of that comment by me. Other than that it should ...
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Posting someone else's comment as an answer to a long-open question

There are several questions that are officially "unanswered," but which were effectively answered in the comments. For example, this one was answered by Russell Impagliazzo in the comments. It's been ...
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Why are comments not editable after more than 5 minutes?

Maybe it's just me, but it's quite annoying that I can't edit my comments. If I reread what I wrote and see a typo, a mistake or something else that need fixing, I delete the comment and rewrite it, ...
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Would a comment have been removed for trying to get a user's attention?

Today, I posted a comment (comment #0) to a user's answer (I know which user, but I'm not revealing it in case that should be private) in an attempt to bring that user's attention to a specific pair ...
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Should a user comments be more easily searchable?

It might only be me, but when I want to find a question I commented on (say, asking for more information / suggesting an idea), I have to try and remember the words which appeared in the question so I ...
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Comment templates

This post is inspired by answers to this question and a similar list on TEX.SE. The idea is to make a bunch of templates for commonly-used comments, like comments explaining that a question is out of ...
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Removing no-longer-relevant comments

This scenario often happens: User posts a question Commenter points out minor error or modification User fixes question. User also adds comment in reply to commenter Now the question is fixed, and ...
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What to do about general comments by non-experts which do not add any new information/knowedgle?

Some of the comments on Gil's recent question are flagged as not-constructive. They are not literally offensive or rude, they are not irrelevant to the question, but honestly they don't seem to ...
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Cancel a comment upvote

This has been bothered my for a while. And a related discussion is in metaSE, while the post is tagged with [status-declined] and the community seems to disagree with it. Sometimes by accident I up-...
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Please avoid boilerplate comments

I wonder who on earth would be happy to read a series of long, boilerplate comments such as: Welcome to cstheory, a Q&A site for research-level questions in theoretical computer science (TCS). ...
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Deleting comments

What is the right policy on deleting one's comments ? I made some bone-headed comments without thinking the problem through, and now out of sheer embarrassment if nothing else would like to remove ...
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Should we discourage low-rep users from posting remarks as answers?

Users whose reputation score is below 50 points cannot post comments except for comments on their own question, their own answer and the answers to their own question. Before, it was common for those ...
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Using meta instead of comments for discussion on suitability of a question

In these two questions, there's extensive discussion in comments (in one case in an answer) on the suitability of the question. To me, this seems like a discussion to be had here on meta, and so my ...
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What does “before the question gets closed” mean?

I have seen more than a few people writing a comment which starts with “Before the question gets closed” when they can predict that the question will be closed. I cannot understand what it means ...