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Commentless downvotes

Is there a policy to encourage people to make comments when they give downvotes? Commentless downvotes do very little to improve the site. If something is wrong, you should explain what about it is ...
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I don't think we're explaining sourcing properly to new users

A lot of opinion follows: Here at Mi.Yodeya, we place a strong emphasis on sourced questions and answers. New users, who are unfamiliar with this, often ask unsourced but otherwise decent questions (...
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How should we ask for improvements to questions and answers?

Sometimes we get a question or answer that is unclear or leaves out important details, and people comment to elicit improvements. Sometimes that works well (and the post gets improved); other times ...
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Dealing with incorrect answers

Suppose an answer is blatantly incorrect. (E.g. it quotes a Talmudic passage to answer the question, but the passage in question actually says the exact opposite.) I would assume that normally the ...
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What Yodeyan slang terms are there?

What are slang terms that people on Mi Yodeya use in comments or chat that are unique to this community? Please post one term with definition, etymology, earliest known usage, etc., per answer. ...
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Is it OK to post extensive comments as answers?

Here and there, I see answers prefaced by "this is really just a comment that got too long" or the like (and after seeing this a few times I felt comfortable doing it myself, twice in fact). Is that ...
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What's our policy on 'thanks' comments?

msh210 mentioned in a comment on https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/48805/5151 @Scimonster, although there's a SE-network-wide quasi-policy against thank-you answer comments from the asker, I ...
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Do we need something in between an answer and a comment?

Take a look at this question. I submitted an answer. Shalom then submitted an interesting, relevant, additional point, that was meant to enhance my answer. Someone commented that his answer was not ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I put wrote relevant comment to this question. It was even upvoted. Now, both it, and DoubleAA's noticing a typo, are deleted. What happened? I am not upset, I just want to understand the process.
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Deleting partially obsolete comments

Should comments that have been made partially obsolete (e.g., by clarifications that were requested in the comments subsequently being incorporated into the question) be subject to deletion by ...
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Censoring comments

I believe comments which help people to go against the Torah by providing links to websites which teach you how to do so should be censored. Such links are, form a Torah point of view, comparable to ...
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Can someone request restoration of parts of a deleted answer?

I posted this question a while ago. I understand why an answer was deleted. However, within the discussion, there were a few comments that may serve as interesting and useful. As a rule, can the O.P. ...
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Can an OP request that a group of comments be deleted or archived?

Occasionally, I discover that the answers to a question turns into an off-topic discussion (not "off topic" to the M.Y. rules, but off topic of focusing on answering the question). Usually, it becomes ...
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Answering a question hinted to in a comment

Is it OK to answer a question, where someone had commented on the question with information that can really be used as an answer? I thought of this when I came across this link where Menachem ...
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Does one need to tag all “no longer needed” comments or are moderators going through the list after seeing one?

There are situations where, after a short discussion in comments, a post is edited to reflect the outcome of the discussions. In these cases, I would like the no-longer needed comments to be removed. ...
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Average number of comments per post: Mi Yodeya vs the rest of the Stack Exchange Network

[Thanks to msh210 for telling me how to make these calculations.1] I checked the average comments per post of the top 8 Stack Exchange Sites, to compare to Mi Yodeya: Stack Overflow 89,126,736 ...
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Bidi bug in comments

Comments that end with a right-to-left character and are posted by someone whose username starts with a right-to-left character mess up the display: the two characters mentioned are combined into one ...
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Mass-deleting of comments threads

It seems this has been going on for awhile, especially in the last several months: mass-deleting of the discussions of relevant details that often arise in the comments on questions and/or answers. I ...
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Undeleted comments of deleted posts

I made a comment to an answer, which resulted in a follow up comment after which I edited my question and the answer on which I commented became obsolete and was deleted. The answerer undeleted his ...