45 votes

Should we stop being so generous?

Could, but not "Should" Someone can post a separate answer using a new approach, but they don't have to. I feel like "should" is a bit strong, as it implies that it's wrong not to, ...
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I Don't Have Enough Reputation to Comment

Comments requiring reputation is an unfortunate situation, but it is (sadly) necessary to prevent comment spam. There is no manual override; the only way to post comments is to earn the 50 reputation ...
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What exactly is 'too chatty'?

Thanks for posting to meta about this; I was the one who declined those flags. I declined them primarily because it appeared that they were flagged based on an automated comment search—they were all ...
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"Be Nice" applies to off-topic questions too

This also applies in Chat Often when a post is off topic on the site people will ping the NewMainPosts message announcing the question, with complaints or generally unwelcoming statements. Just ...
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Should I delete my comment after OP fixes/golfs OP's code?

Yes. Comments are generally not supposed to be permanent on Stack Exchange. In particular, if they suggest an improvement or critique something in an answer, they should be removed once the answer has ...
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Flag comments for deletion when suggestion is implemented?

Yes, feel free to flag those comments whenever you see them. The important part of your question is if proper credit is given I'd hesitate to delete a suggestion if that leaves no trace of who ...
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10 votes

Should we stop being so generous?

Post a new answer if you find a different approach If you found a different approach then post it as a new answer. As far as I am aware there is no rule against answering a challenge in a language it'...
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Flag question comments for deletion when suggestion is implemented?

Yes, but don't be hasty. Even after the author edits the question in response, the comments are still valuable in certain scenarios: The question was closed as unclear (or is headed that way). In ...
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Obviously chatty comment … flag declined?

Most of the flags were cast on thank you replies to suggested improvements, which had been incorporated and acknowledged in their respective answers. Neither the thank you comments nor the original ...
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I Don't Have Enough Reputation to Comment

Any user with 20 rep on their parent site can suggest an improvement to an answer by pinging the OP in chat and posting the suggestion there, or a link to a pastebin or something if it's long. You ...
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In-line code block

Comment markdown allows you to escape backticks in inline code. So, `Array(100).fill\`abc\`.join\`|\`` results in ...
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Why do moderators decline "no longer needed" flags on chatty comments?

First off I did reject the two flags at the bottom for the exact reason that @ASCII-only suggests in the comments: For this specific case, I believe self-answering is a very non-obvious thing, so for ...
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4 votes

Subscript and superscript in comments fail

That doesn't work because HTML is not supported in comments. It has been suggested on Meta Stack Exchange to enable it in comments, but it got declined. See this answer from Jeff Atwood ♦ We do ...
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How do we thank people for outstanding work (beyond +1)?

We could always experiment with a "best of" meta competition similar to Code Review's. We could do ours on a smaller scale, perhaps once every month or so. If you don't want to add clutter to the ...
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Flag question comments for deletion when suggestion is implemented?

Yes, I'd say go ahead and flag them. We like to see attribution for improvements on answers, such as golfing suggestions, but I don't think this carries over to questions. The comments on questions ...
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Does anyone know why there's a weird symbol in place of the 1 in this comment?

Let's take a look at the HTML: As you can see, a ‌​ was automatically inserted by the Stack Exchange software. This has been reported on The ...
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Why are my comment flags declined?

I declined your flags. My usual criterion for deciding whether to delete comments is to see whether removing them would leave other "orphan" comments that make no sense without the comments in ...
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Multiple spaces not showing up in comment code-blocks

As a workaround, you can make each character a different type of space; e.g. alternate normal and non-breaking spaces: ...
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Pointing out bugs without comment privilege

Post on meta Although meta is for discussions about the main site, so far nobody (as far as I know) has done it, because they all have comment privileges. They should be on-topic. (downvote if you ...
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Stop converting duplicate answers to comments

status-completed This now provides a warning when posting a duplicate rather than automatically taking action on behalf of the user without properly making it clear to them.
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Change U+200B and U+200C to something else?

status-completed Based on this discussion on Meta Stack Exchange, this is now fixed.
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Can we get a "magic link" to the Sandbox?

status-declined While this would be nice to have on this site, it would require hardcoding and would not apply to other sites, and given that we are prioritizing changes that benefit the network or ...
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