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Why are comments on the original question locked on low rep?

I was looking at a question a bit earlier (Appropriate way to handle timezone for embedded/IoT devices to be more specific) and wanted to ask the OP a question to get better insight into their thought ...
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How to defend myself from the accusation of being rude.?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: && and || are not logical but conditional operators? I would like to know how to defend myself from the accusation of ...
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Proposition : Commenting with less than 50 Reputation

I am not a great answerer or asker on StackExchange forums so I don't have much reputation ( And my goal here is not to complain about that). I wanted to comment a question for clarification but of ...
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Should there be a pencil in edited comments?

There is a pencil after edited comments. It made me even to ask a non-sense question, as I thought it would permit me to edit the comment. I only noticed it was a way to indicate the comment had been ...
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Get people that have marked a question as a duplicate to review it since changes have been made

I have a question When testing is it OK to use a method of the subject to test another method of the subject? This isn't a duplicate of [Is there any value in writing a unit test that is a subset of ...
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How gnat has proper comment for almost every question?

gnat always got nice comments to bad questions. For example this. Is this some script? Or he writes them manually?
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How can I search in responses

I remember, I was suggested some books (links to books) in comments to my questions or answers, but now I can't find them easily. How can I search for such links (for example by 'book' keyword)?
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How do I get the text of a comment that was deleted by a mod?

I wrote a comment yesterday to somebody else's answer. Today all comments for that answer were deleted by a moderator ("Comments removed as they were getting noisy"). Can I somehow get at the text of ...
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Deleted comments

My comments on this question were deleted: Is it ok to avoid testing base classes? Why? EDIT: Also deleted on this answer: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/291169/53014 What is ...
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Comment editor breaks some URLs

I posted this comment Here's my contribution: http://www.drdobbs.com/web-development/restful-web-services-a-tutorial/240169069. It seems to go into sufficient detail to provide a satisfactory answer ...
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Are incomplete answers okay?

Coming up on this discussion - https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/271585/53263 Because I'm trying to avoid this problem - Are answers being posted as comments? My answer is reproduced ...
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New SE Chat Bot feature for identifying when Programmers is mentioned on Stack Overflow

There are some very creative SE users and contributors to Code Review that have used the Stack API to build an open source SE Chat bot that is currently being used for many things. https://github.com/...
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What happened to my comment?

I'm a bit mystified, a few hours ago, I posted a comment on this answer. It's somehow gone; I don't remember deleting it. I'm guessing someone flagged it as obsolete, but the response to my comment ...
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This question will get auto deleted - is it a winning choice?

My belief is that if a question is really too broad, too bad, too much opinionable. The fact will prove it in a very short time. The following question however had already got many interesting ...
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What do to when comments become discussion?

I've noticed a trend on Programmers.SE, along with some other sites in the network, where a comment offering suggestions or critique to an answer often results in the answer's author spending a ...
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Coping with Community Decision to Upvote Rude Comments

I opened this Meta question in response to a P.SE question that was locked. I believe that I laid out a dispassionate and objective argument that the whole rollback/edit history/locking issue was not ...
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Should close votes require a comment be made?

It's very easy for a user with a high enough reputation to flag as "on hold". All it takes is 5 users to make it official. I've had several of my (Stack Exchange) questions get put on hold then ...
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Bashing a programming language, a framework or other technology

As far as I understand, bashing a particular programming language, framework, operating system, or technology is off topic on this site. By "bashing" (I am not an English native speaker, so I hope ...
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Is there any way to search through comments?

I'm trying to find a particular comment thread on an old post of mine. Unfortunately, the search box in the top-right only searches through answers, not comments, and Googling doesn't help because ...
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How can the comment navigation be improved?

When viewing a question or answer that has gathered a lot of attention, viewing the comments on the answer become a pain. The comments are ranked based on the up-votes they receive and the ordering ...
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Where did my comment go?

This question has some controversy over whether it belongs on P.SE, so I posted a comment yesterday pointing out that the FAQ says "freelancing and business concerns" are on-topic. Someone upvoted ...
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No 'comment' button for new users shows

How much reputation (If this is the qualifier) do you need to have to make comments on questions to ask possible clarification questions, etc? One of my answers got deleted understandably because it ...
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Are we notified if comments are deleted?

Update: Changing this to be a feature request. Request: Notifications of removed comments with included rationale. Reasoning: Personally, pandering to people's sensibilities is silly from my ...
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Programmers.SE and the Summer of Love

Programmers.SE, we need to talk. We've had a rough couple of years, what with being originally a place to ask anything and everything and having to shape up. I get that it's annoying to still see off-...
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Not able to comment on my own question without reputation

I am not able to comment on my own question. So the flow goes like 1) Posted a question 2) Someone posted a comment to my question asking for some more details or some suggestions. 3) I am not able ...
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What Are Some Examples of Good “Guiding Comments” to Leave Users To Help Understand The Site?

From Chris F's Meta Post: You can help out. If you see a question or answer that doesn't meet our community standards, use a (polite!) comment to ask the author to fix it, or be bold and edit it ...
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Suggest leaving a templated comment when flagging a question

When flagging a question to be closed, migrated et cetera, I often want to leave comment with a suggestion for the OP about how to improve their question or where it would be more appropriate to ask. ...
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Links in comments

Is it possible to pretty up links in comments? Similar to the way we can in answers. SO says no. I'm unsuccessful finding an answer for meta-Programmers.
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Was a comment complaining about sexism deleted by a moderator?

In Are there any jobs in the programming field that don't require you to sit at a desk all day?, one user said in comments (2 upvotes) +1 this is a good suggestion... I forgot to mention that. ...
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Should I convert this comment into an answer?

Yesterday I posted a comment on this question with a link to an answer on StackOverflow that answered this question. Now the OP wants me to post it as an answer so they can accept it. I am not sure ...
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Why is the use of comments limited to clarification?

I love Stack Exchange sites because of the amount of knowledge and people sharing it. One of the best thing is that here you can find real people, sharing your interests and job experience. It's a ...
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When should comments be deleted?

It has been suggested in this question that comments should be for the purpose of clarification of a question or answer, and that eventually the clarifications should be editted into the question/...
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What is an “extended” discussion?

Since I've recently noticed, for the first time, that some higher ranking users have the habit of deleting discussion in the form of comments in bulk, under the justification that it falls under the ...
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How can we improve our guidance about the purpose of comments?

Based on network-wide guidance and a discussion here, we've been actively deleting comment chains that have become obsolete, chatty, or pointless. This has been met with some resistance, in part ...
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What is the rationale behind not allowing down votes to Comments?

When I disagree with an answer I can down vote it stating my objection. When I disagree with a comment the only way to express that is to reply to the comment. This has on two occasions nearly ...
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During comment cleanup by moderators, retain linked/related questions

The context Comments may be removed by moderators with or without prejudice. (If it was not apparent, a quick criterion of judging whether something should have been removed with prejudice is that, ...
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Should we tidy the comments on re-opened questions?

This question sprang to mind due to this question on the main site. My original comment about the question not fitting is no longer applicable since the OP rephrased the question. In fact all the ...
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How do our moderators, and community members, feel about cleaning up comment noise? [duplicate]

This question has been superseded by the following questions: How can we improve our guidance about the purpose of comments? When should comments be deleted? Subsequent to a question about ...
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The “Flag comment” icon is too harsh

This is similar to The "comment edited" picture icon to be more subtle, but it has to do with the "Flag" icon that shows up when hovering over comments. On my machine it looks like this: ...
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Why Can't I Add Comments

I don't see any way to add a comment. Am I just not seeing it or is there some other reason for this?