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Does it fully and completely answer the question? Post it as an answer. Does it not fully and completely answer the question? Don't post it as an answer. The crux of this issue seems to be less about whether or not to post an answer as an answer, so much as whether or not to post an answer as an answer even if it's not a good answer. If it's a truly bad ...


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Uncommented downvotes are common (and despised) throughout the Stack Exchange network, so I was curious if the claim that we are significantly worse at this is actually valid. SEDE gave me some interesting numbers (actual query here). As it turns out, 36.3% of the downvotes received are on posts with no comments whatsoever. For comparison, Christianity.SE ...


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These comments should be flagged as obsolete. The moderators will look into it and have them deleted. Comments can only be deleted by moderators. If it gains enough flags it will automatically be deleted. Tada.


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As best I can tell, your "real" question just seems to be a clearer version of the question you ended up posting, rather than a fundamental change to the actual question. That puts it well into "Edit" territory in my book. As I read it, your use of the word "explicit" was a weak choice, since the Shi'ite interpretation is that it was "explicit"; a fact that ...


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I'm the one who declined that flag. While the link in question does point to some offensive language, we really don't have any control over what does or does not get posted on a third-party site, nor are site moderators really in any position to judge people based on what they decide to post elsewhere. The very fact that his post here was written in a polite ...


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I confess that I'm mostly doing it the same as GreatBigBore. Especially when a question is a new unregistered users question I'm in first place checking whether he can get his information from other posts and maybe give a short answer. First it's unclear whether this user will ever come back and read, so why waste some time to answer a question that in ~80%...


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As a matter of fact, the same rule about removing a vote does apply to questions and answers as well. From the priveleges pages: You can undo your vote by clicking the same button you used to vote, so click the up arrow to undo an upvote or the down arrow to undo a downvote. To change a vote from up to down, click the down arrow, and vice versa. Votes can ...


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It's not just you: Comments may be upvoted, but they cannot be un-upvoted (except during a brief period after the vote itself, ostensibly to allow one to take back a mis-click). The inability to un-upvote a comment is entirely by design (see: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/129032/132874)


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Comments should be used to ask for more information, and not insight debate or extended discussions, our chatrooms are open for respectful debate and discussion if you want to do so. Yes I could have left the first two comments, but the first was only going to insight debate, as well as it was clear that was the agenda from your later comments. For that ...


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I'm referring to my comment on your answer: IMO it is too short and should be explained, have you checked whether life for life is applied in case of a master who killed his slave? I guess not. Now on other comments I'm involved: You may see that my answer is more or less a guess or something I'm not sure about and need to look for or a hint for OP to ...


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There's probably not a simple formula here, so I'll construct a list of traits of constructive comments: Necessary. The problem cannot be addressed in a more appropriate way for a question and answer site; primarily asking a question or giving a better answer, but also editing, up/downvoting, voting to close, etc. Positive. The comment is primarily about ...


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There's an "undelete" button to undelete answers (although this might be unavailable, e.g. if a diamond moderator deletes the answer). Deleted comments are gone. This is by design; see the Comment Everywhere help page: Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. They can be up-voted (but not down-voted) and flagged, but do not ...


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I haven't participated on this site very much; I've generally hung out on Phil.SE so it maybe my thoughts on this aren't quite appropriate as you're asking about commenting practise on this site. It is annoying to have a well thought out answer or question down-voted - it's happened to me a few times; but it ought not to be taken personally - it's ...


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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.


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Not only those answers with critical comments posted below their answers, but also out dated answers like e.g. Answers about apostasy in Islam, which were totally biased onto justifying a false premise which today are out dated. Maybe the community users who come across those type of posts and also who care for the welfare of the site, should edit the post ...


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