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Moderators: stop deleting benign comments!

I do feel that in many circumstances there exists a gap in our definition of what is a "useful" comment that should be preserved. Chatting back and forth I think we can all agree belongs in a chat ...
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Moderators: stop deleting benign comments!

Speaking personally - and not directly about this case as I didn't handle any flags here or delete any comments - I don't go looking for comments to delete. I will only delete comments in response to ...
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Moderators: stop deleting benign comments!

I enjoy this site because of the collaboration with other people. Much of that collaboration occurs in comments on questions and answers. Moderators are expected to have the following attributes: ...
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Unclear question is clarified in comment, later comment is deleted and contradictory clarification added to question

Before editing the question, I would probably edit the answer, and explain why it answers a slightly different question than the one which was asked (refering to the deleted comment and the edit). It ...
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Unclear question is clarified in comment, later comment is deleted and contradictory clarification added to question

This is a tough one. One option would be to edit the question after getting the clarification in a comment. You can even use the edit description to note that the clarification edits were derived from ...
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Moderators: stop deleting benign comments!

Comments are not for extended discussion or conversations, even about topics addressed in the post. Comments are for three things: requesting clarification, leaving constructive criticism, or adding ...
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Can comments on deleted answers still be seen by the @user?

Unless the user has enough reputation to see a deleted post, I don't think they will be able to see the response. However, I'm not sure what the current state in logic is around notifications - they ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Can comments on deleted answers still be seen by the @user?

Notifications for comments posted in a deleted answer/question are shown between the inbox messages only when the comment was posted from a moderator. If the user receives emails for answers to his ...
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Should there be a pencil in edited comments?

The pencil shows that the comment has been edited, not that it is editable. If you can edit a comment there will be an "edit" link visible at the end after the time stamp.
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Why was my comment deleted?

I didn't delete the comments on that question, so the mod who did would have to state their reasoning, but I would have also deleted that comment. Maybe not if I was just browsing the site, but if at ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Why are comments on the original question locked on low rep?

In order to comment everywhere (on posts you don't own), you need 50 reputation. This is pretty standard across the board on Stack Exchange sites that have graduated beta (and I'm unsure what the ...
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How to defend myself from the accusation of being rude.?

The user who called your answer "rude" probably misunderstood the intentions of your answer, so my recommendation here is, don't overthink this. To me your answer does not sound rude. BUT - to me, ...
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