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Value of speculation, partial answers, and answers in comments

Why do people do this? Because of lack of confidence, clarifying whether this does indeed answer the question in such circumstances. Often it might be because people think the answer they are ...
iandotkelly's user avatar
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What happened to my comment?

Comments are transitory by nature. They are expected to be acted on and deleted -- that's their purpose. You should never leave a comment that includes information you want to "stick around". The ...
KutuluMike's user avatar
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Do you think this title needs change?

First of all, while not particularly off-topic on this per-site meta, such discussions about the broader workings of the SE framework usually fare better on the main meta site. That being said, I ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
7 votes
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Why did my comment get deleted?

Comments are temporary. There's no reason for you to expect your comments to be there from one day to the next. It's likely that someone flagged your comment as "no longer needed" and the moderator ...
Catija's user avatar
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Why was my comment and the reply deleted?

It was flagged as inappropriate by the community and the flag was deemed helpful since the comment didn't actually add anything constructive to the discussion. It was an out-of-context claim with no ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
6 votes

Value of speculation, partial answers, and answers in comments

You seem to have a fundamental problem understanding that comments are not answers. The value is that this community will end up respecting the comment poster with a hunch more than someone who posts ...
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Why was this VLQ answer converted to a comment?

It was a mistake There were a number of "not an answer" flags raised by one user yesterday, all of which I rejected (with detailed explanation) except this one. I am not a fan of people ...
iandotkelly's user avatar
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Specifically for this site, how should the "no longer needed" comment flag be used?

Should people use "no longer needed"? Should those comments be removed? Yes, once the OP (or anyone else) has made the clarificatory edit addressing the comment asking for clarification, ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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Why did my comment get deleted?

IMHO all of those comments are overly chatty and don't belong on the question. None of them aim to help clarify the question or add to it in any meaningful way and are just visual noise. I've ...
DForck42's user avatar
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Why was this VLQ answer converted to a comment?

I'll leave the question of why(?) to the moderator that made the decision. I strongly suspect this was either a fat-finger error or that they simply didn't know that 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' ...
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