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Deleted Comments

As far as I can tell, a number of my comments have been deleted in recent days. There does not appear to me to be any notification to me of the fact that this has happened nor any explanation of why ...
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Is there a way to see one's comments in the same fashion as questions and answers are visible in one's profile ? If not, is there any way to make that possible ?
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Rules for Comments that speak negatively, suspiciously, accusatively about, or delegitimize generally accepted Jewish groups

There is a user here who regularly makes comments that are similar to: "This answer comes from a Polish Jew and it should be known that the Poles are actually a group who have produced an ...
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Where can I find the rules about when I should vs. should not comment?

I am very new to Stack Exchange. Several times, my comments have been deleted. I really feel bad; I hope I am not setting a bad impression because I am ignoring some rule that I must have missed about ...
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Why was my recent comment deleted?

On my recent post: What is the order of mitzvot importance? I responded to a comment with a meaningful and helpful response. Why was my comment removed?
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New answers to old related questions

Tosfos Within the Same Mesechta Who is the voice of Tosafoth? Tosfos vs Tosfos HaRosh The above 3 questions relate to the history of the printing and editing of the Tosaphos collections. This page, ...
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Tracking changes in comments

Is there any way to see the history of comments on questions? I sometimes see that comments have been deleted (leaving widowed lines or hanging logical leaps or changing the tone of the comment tree). ...
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Commenting: Constructive vs Hypercritical

I just wanted to ask whilst there exists a code of conduct which points to the requirement to approach people with politeness and the like, I do feel that sometimes there are certain users who in ...
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How to avoid answering in comments

Mi Yodeya has a very high standard for answers, and I highly respect them (us) for that. This is both in strongly asking for sources, always necessary in Judaism, all the more so with the inherent and ...
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Pinging without a dot

I am usually pinged with my full username [Dr. Shmuel]. However, sometimes people will remove the dot. I have it on record that rov (1, 2, 3) of the moderators have pinged me as [DrShmuel] without ...
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Disagreeing with premise of question - answer or comment? [duplicate]

Sometimes, the correct response to a question is strongly disagreeing with the premise of the question. If the premise is noted as an assumption or unsubstantiated, then an answer can obviously just ...
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unvoted-on comments look voted-on

Upvoted and non-upvoted comments on Mi Yodeya Meta look the same to me on mobile. For example, the following screenshot shows three comments: one by the person who took the screenshot, one he had ...
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Later comment(s) vitiates answer

Scenario: After the OP words a question in a general way and elicits a valid answer (and sometimes the answer) OP then comments (usually under the question) and includes qualifications which ...
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Deleting your own obsolete comments

Ironically, in light of my last Meta post, this question is really only directed to the moderators. If I had a discussion with someone in comments to a post, and now I determine that those comments ...
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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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Questions where I have left a comment

I would like to be able to locate those questions to which I have left a comment, Is this possible?
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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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Explaining the difference between an answer and a comment

(It may be useful to read the comments to this answer before reading my question.) Often times new users post answers when the content is really just a comment. This is understandable, as new users ...
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Self-destructing comments

Why isn't there (and can we add) a feature to have comments that delete themselves after they are read by the recipient, allowing people to thank each other without clogging up the screen with ...
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Please leave a comment before closing!

This is something I’ve noticed a lot of recently in the review queue, and it’s not a problem unique to MY. Going through the close votes, I’ve noticed that a large percentage of the recent votes ...
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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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Why can't I edit my comment at a later point?

I recently went to edit a comment of mine, but wasn't able to. Shouldn't this be something everyone can do all the time - edit one's own comments without regard to a timeframe of when the comment was ...
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Moderators too quick to delete

This is based on a single personal experience, but upon research seems to be a pattern. Are the moderators perhaps too quick to delete answers or comments? Might it perhaps be more helpful to note ...
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Nonconstructive comments

Should this forum run in a way where questions are unnecessarily scrutinized for their accuracy? At the end of the day, people have questions that need to be answered because of a lack of knowledge ...
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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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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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Please provide some hints with non-obvious obsolete (comment) flags

We've been getting a lot of obsolete flags on comments in recent months. Comment clean-up is good, but these tend to be hard to process because we don't know why it's obsolete. This is particularly ...
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Why comments and not answers?

Why is it that so many people leave answers in the "comments" section, as opposed to the "answer" section? (You may leave your answer in either section 😉)
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How to see deleted comments

I can understand if the poster deleted his comment But if a moderator deletes a comment should we not be able to see it, if we want to Divrai hoil Shel talmidai chachomim tzrichim limud Even if we ...
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Help about chat rooms

I've been hunting the SE help, and I can't find answers to these 2 questions: Can I create private chat rooms without using the gallery? The other day, I tried to create a chat w/ another user, but ...
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Some matters regarding comment deletion

Proposed changes to Mi.Yodeya comments deletion conventions: A generally more liberal approach to comments. Deleting only those that are truly egregious, and taking the time to delete them one-by-one ...
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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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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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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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Answering questions based on comments from the OP

If an OP asks a question, and a clarification is made by the OP in the comments, whether it be a comment on the question or on an answer, should an answer be posted which answers the question based on ...
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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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Is it possible to access my comment outbox?

Is it possible to access my outbox to search for a comment I made? I've tried searching my inbox for the conversation I'm looking for, but it hasn't helped.
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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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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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Prompted for a comment on my downvote

I voted on a comment which explained why an answer was lacking. Then I voted it down. The system prompted me to leave a comment. After voting up the comment that I thought explained it, should I do ...
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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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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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Standard comment for users who likely need to be merged

When a new user account shows up, and it looks very similar to an existing user account, it would be nice to leave a comment saying something like "Are you this other user? If so, here's what you ...
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Flagging an obsolete comment with a non-obsolete response

I flagged a comment as obsolete, as it asked a question on a post of mine, which I edited the post to address, and the asker accepted the answer (thus indicating that he accepted my response, I assume)...
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Please move these comments to a chat room

This answer has more than 20 comments, and they're old enough that the mod ability to move long comment threads to chat does not work. I think the comments here are worth keeping in some form, but ...
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How to ping other users

What are the rules of pinging? You can ping a user on comments and in chat, but the rules for doing so aren't clear. You can ping a user by commenting on his post and by writing @username in a ...
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Nice links in comments

How do I insert a nice looking link where the displayed text is not the URL (this as opposed to this: h​ttp://meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1914/3073) in a comment?
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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 ...
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Not initially displaying all comments

There is an annoying feature of the comments which I would like to see changed. When there are many comments on a question/answer, only a few of the comments are initially shown, and one needs to ...
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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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