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Can I post comments on [tips] questions with golfing tips if I don't understand the tip myself?

Disclaimer: I am the author of the posts mentioned here.Disclaimer: Sorry if the title doesn't make a whole lot of sense, I will try to clear up any confusion below. So recently I posted the tips ...
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Suggestion/Edit for answers if user "Last seen more than X years ago"

I made a suggestion (which was rejected) for this answer but just because of that user "Last seen more than 3 years ago" (at the time of posting this question) I know that it is bad idea to ...
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Why do moderators decline "no longer needed" flags on chatty comments?

I primarily land on Code Golf by visiting links to questions from the Hot Network Questions roster. When I see comments on answers like: Good observation! or Wow, impressive! I tend to flag them ...
Cody Gray - on strike's user avatar
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Pointing out bugs without comment privilege

I found a bug in a code golf submission but do not yet have commenting privilege. Is there a polite way for me to let the user know about this bug? The site offers me to "suggest an edit" but I'm not ...
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Obviously chatty comment … flag declined?

Chatty comments don't get more clear-cut than this: @WheatWizard thanks! And yet, somehow… Excuse me for a moment, but… what? The other 14 flags I raised on comments saying "thanks a lot" and ...
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What to do about a user excessively posting useless comments?

A user (who's not particularly new, yet I'd never noticed him until about a week ago) has been posting excessive comments. I don't mean excessive comments like mine here, I mean excessive comments ...
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Stop converting duplicate answers to comments

In case you didn't know, whenever you post the exact same answer as was already posted, it gets converted to a comment. I had no idea before I posted a crack on a cops-and-robbers post that someone ...
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Multiple spaces not showing up in comment code-blocks

I wrote a solution to a code golf challenge that included the string ".... ....". This exact number of dots and spaces was necessary for the solution to work. ...
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"Be Nice" applies to off-topic questions too

For whatever reason, PPCG tends to get a lot of off-topic questions, generally about code-troubleshooting. Maybe it's because our help-center is inaccurate. Or maybe it's simply because we're a large-...
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Should we stop being so generous?

Tl;dr: The minor improvements that takes an answer from 44 to 39 are often the most interesting and impressive feat. If you made the improvements, then it should be OK to post it as your answer. ...
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Change U+200B and U+200C to something else?

When I was commenting on this post by @GregMartin, I realized U+200B and U+200C characters had been inserted in my code, making it non-functional. This meta SE post states that those characters are ...
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Can we get a "magic link" to the Sandbox?

One of the more popular comments on our site goes something like this: Hi, and welcome to PPCG! Your challenge was closed because it's a bit unclear/broad/whatever as it is now. I would recommend ...
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I Don't Have Enough Reputation to Comment

I am not very good at golfing by myself, but once in a while, I come across something small that I notice that could help. These are typically tricks I have found while looking at tips. Some users ...
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In-line code block

If you still don't know this, you can create an inline version of the code block, by using backticks (`), it's a great thing if you want to post golf ideas in the comments, but this is also one of it'...
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Flag question comments for deletion when suggestion is implemented?

Related to Flag comments for deletion when suggestion is implemented?. The above question specifically addresses obsolescence flagging and deletion of comments to answers. What about the same ...
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What exactly is 'too chatty'?

I've just had a number of 'too chatty' comment flags declined, and I'd like to clarify what the mods here consider too chatty before I continue flagging. This is the text of each of the comments that ...
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Flag comments for deletion when suggestion is implemented?

It's very common that other users comment and suggest ways to improve your answer. In almost all such cases, the user gets credited in the answer ("Saved 6 bytes thanks to ... "). A lot of those ...
Stewie Griffin's user avatar
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Should I delete my comment after OP fixes/golfs OP's code?

I usually comment under an answer if I've found a mistake in the answerer's code. I also do it when the code can be golfed more. After the answerer fixes/golfs his/her code, should I delete my ...
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How do we thank people for outstanding work (beyond +1)?

As I understand it, comments should be used to ask questions about the puzzle or the solutions, but not for a "Thank You" note. Sometimes people are very responsive and provide extensive information. ...
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Does anyone know why there's a weird symbol in place of the 1 in this comment?

The comment at Sum of strings without converting displays strangely on Firefox 33.1 on OSX 10.9.5. Look at the numeral 1 inside the parens in ...
Not that Charles's user avatar
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Subscript and superscript in comments fail

It would be nice to make subscript and superscript work in comments. Here, these work : *n*<sub>0</sub><sup>2</sup>  →  n02 ...
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Why are my comment flags declined?

I flagged two comments on this question: Is it code-golf? If so, tag it. If not, define the winning criteria. And the second flagged comment: @ugoren sorry not sure where to draw the line, i ...
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Why was this comment flag (on a triplicated comment) declined?

This is the declined flag: This was the comment I flagged: Why was this flagged declined with no comment? Does there really have to be three comments that say exactly the same thing? (In fact, I ...
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