In other sites of stack exchange, only saying "Thank you", "+1", "Thanks" in comment is not allowed and in Stackoverflow, moderators tell to flag them as "too chatty".

My question is, is there any different rule in this site?

As like stackoverflow, I flagged this comment as "too chatty" and moderators declined me:

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2 Answers 2


I declined that flag because I didn't consider that particular comment as "too chatty". "Not constructive" could have had it removed.

Like SO such comments are inappropriate here as well.

I have removed it now.

  • but here it should be flagged as "Not constructive" instead of "too chatty", right? Aug 6, 2015 at 22:24
  • To me "Not constructive" seems more appropriate. With this meta discussion onwards, unless something else is proposed, "Not constructive" should preferably be used. Aug 6, 2015 at 22:28
  • Make sure that all other mods are aware of it, otherwise we, the general people would be the victim again and again! Aug 6, 2015 at 22:30
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    Relevant: meta.stackexchange.com/q/244203/132874
    – goldPseudo Mod
    Aug 6, 2015 at 23:41
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    For what it's worth, I probably would've accepted either "too chatty" or "not constructive" for that one; they can be almost synonymous sometimes.
    – goldPseudo Mod
    Aug 6, 2015 at 23:46

I tend to vary:

  1. If an answer is far above average quality; I tend to add a comment saying why briefly; and not just '+1'.

  2. If an infrequent or low-rep user says 'thanks!'; I tend to answer 'you're welcome' to be encouraging.

  3. If an answer is useful, but I want additional clarification; I say 'thanks' or 'hello' or 'salaam'; and then go on to ask my clarifying question; I just don't say '+1' or 'thanks'.

  4. Sometimes the comment is just a comment with no decorating civilities.

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