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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This question has been superseded by the following questions: How can we improve our guidance about the purpose of comments?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 technical ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Moderators: stop deleting benign comments!

OK, I'm going to escalate this to a formal complaint. The active deletion of comments that are not harmful to the site has to stop. Under this answer, there was a brief but meaningful dialog in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...