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I'm unable to report a potentially malicious comment on Super User

A potential workaround: Any site on the stack exchange network, when you scroll down to the footer, your find that link that says Contact: When you click on that, you could select the "Other" ...
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Huge knowledge gap, Should these be closed as they encourage long comment chains?

Post an answer that would be significantly outside the original answer (A guide with many additional answers and steps. I've done this a few times and it's been fairly well-received, so I don't ...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

Am I at fault? I think you are at fault (to be clear: I really cannot tell if you're the only one at fault). Keep reading to know my reasons. A fault which justified a suspension with no warning, ...
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superuser.com reputation point issue- not sure this was thought out very well

Stack Exchange doesn't want comments that just say "thanks". They clutter up the format & turn it into a forum. Stack Exchange is not a forum It is a Question & Answer site, where ...
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Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?

It may not be "fair" to lock comments, but the question is entirely off topic for this site and the comments were not doing anything to change that. If the comments had been "you can ...
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Why don't up-votes on comments give reputation?

Comments serve an auxiliary function; they exist to support the all-important questions and answers. The goal is not to generate more comments, but better Q&A. As such, you should assume that ...
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Should I answer my own question? Was I wrong to post it?

It's a matter of politeness more than 'is it right'. I'm encouraging ramhound to post an answer since he comments lots and answers less than he should ;p. However, it should be entirely fine, most of ...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

I for one don't think you deserved a suspension. Your only real mistake is the threat to flag someone else's comments instead of disengaging, which transforms an argument about the technical topic ...
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Is there something off with how reputation is built on Stack Exchange?

My piece of advice would be not to escalate this and call people names, or assume bad intentions. This user voiced their opinion and they're entitled to do so. I agree the comment thread got a little ...
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What's happening when I try a search on the number of comments?

I believe this is status-bydesign, since comments does not appear to be an actual search operator. We can see this by looking in the upper-right of the search results, where it shows the ...
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As a user, should I delete a comment when requested by an author?

Everyone is entitled to request a comment to be deleted. There is even a feature for it, right in front of the comment and takes the form of a flag. The difference of using a flag is that your comment ...
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Why was my comment explaining reason for a downvote deleted?

I removed it, though I was a little wary. While your comment described exactly what should be done it was a little harsh and apparently taken badly by the other party who replied with omg someones ...
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Is there something off with how reputation is built on Stack Exchange?

One of the things about any kind of troubleshooting is that it often requires a tangential approach to find out what the exact problem is, it could be with a component of something else. Sometimes it ...
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Protect anonymity of 'no comment' down voters - while allowing other users to down vote them

Have the system automatically add a comment for every anonymous down vote that simply states, "down vote with no explanation - @anonymous" That would be extremely noisy. In the past 90 days, it ...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

. I noticed the "cleanup", repeated the SysRq comment (numbered 1 below), because there is nothing wrong with it, and fearing the follow-up would be deleted too, So you're aware a comment ...
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Why is my comment locked from editing & how can I modify it?

Comments are only available to be modified in the next 5 minutes after you send them, once this time passes, they are permanent and cannot be modified. You can, however: Either simply add another ...
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Is there something off with how reputation is built on Stack Exchange?

There is a Flag capability for comments. The flag shows up when you place your curser to the top left of the comment text. For the most part everyone here is trying to help, even if they have ...
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Why I'm not able to comment for this question when other user with 1 rep can comment

The comment you see was actually an answer post converted to a comment by a moderator. ♦Moderators can convert answers to comments provided they are no more than 600 characters long. (Perks of being a ...
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Why did my comment get removed?

The comment you replied to was deleted by its owner, as is their right to do. Your comment was then flagged as obsolete and it was deleted as it made little to no sense on its own without the ...
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What is reputation and how do I accumulate reputation?

The reason I chose to ask this question in this format is to inform the moderators of an ongoing problem In the case of a fundamental question, less is more. If someone asks "Why is the text on ...
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Blue background appears in the sign

They asked the question. Example:
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Why was my comment mod flag declined?

Your flag detail stated This should really be converted to an answer as it solved the asker's problem. There was a couple of reasons here. The first is that Moderators cannot convert comments to ...
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Unclear wording on comment editing timeout

I think that message is unclear and should be changed to something like "Comments may only be edited after 5 minutes" or "Comments may only be edited 5 minutes after posting." In the English language,...
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A "not relevant" flag on a comment suggesting a question improvement where the improvement was rolled into the question was declined. Why?

Admittedly - I did have a late night, and was bleary eyed. How did you guess? If I felt I was too zonked out to process flags, I wouldn't - I had reasons. I felt that without that comment, the rest ...
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Can I get notified when my comment is deleted

Only moderators can view deleted comments. I am fairly certain there is no way to know for sure that there are deleted comments on a post, other than of course remembering that one was there and ...
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Placing a user's comment in their own post

Are we able to edit his post and paste his extra information there? Sure, that is a good thing to do as comments are not meant to be permanent in the same way that questions or answers are. However, ...
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No upvoting on comments on elections page

I noticed there is no upvoting in the comments on the moderator elections page This is by design: This was taken out a while back along with flagging. Nobody seems to recall exactly what ...
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Reasonable flags are getting declined left, right and center

Oh, that was me. As such, let me take the opportunity to explain why these posts were not deleted. In this case. The question was closed when I got around to it It was likely to be roomba-ed. The ...
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Protect anonymity of 'no comment' down voters - while allowing other users to down vote them

I am concerned primarily about this part: Question down voters can still remain anonymous and safe from retaliation voting if they want to... but their reputation can now be made to suffer, just as ...
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Informative comments, should they deleted?

It seems at least here, that the opinion is that informative comments ta should be deleted, and wonder why that was so? Informative comments should be avoided because they can be deleted at any ...
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