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Can I write on a comment on SO: you can insert the link of the new question here (on the comments) if you want my attention there?

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I'm confused about what you are asking. Why wouldn't it be allowed? Are you asking someone to point you to a related question? –  jonsca Oct 24 '12 at 18:52
    
someone has changed an inital question, to add a new subsequent problem. So I tell to him that "the correct way is to post a new question". I want to know if I can ask to him to leaveme a comment (in the old one) with the url of the new question, to have opportunity to follow that. Thanks –  Luis Siquot Oct 24 '12 at 18:59
    
@LuisSiquot Just look on their profile for the new question. –  Servy Oct 24 '12 at 19:01
    
@servy, evrey ten minutes, evrey day? –  Luis Siquot Oct 24 '12 at 19:02
    
@LuisSiquot Yes. –  Servy Oct 24 '12 at 19:13
    
@Gamecat why did you remove 'Thanks a lot' to the question –  Luis Siquot Oct 24 '12 at 19:39
    

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As noted on the comment privilege description page, it's appropriate to use comments to:

  • Add relevant but minor or transient information to a post (e.g. a link to a related question, or an alert to the author that the question has been updated). [Emphasis added]

Usually that's a comment on a question pointing the asker towards an existing potential solution, but indicating that an answerer might be interested in a related question is okay. (It is not okay to pester someone who answered one question to also answer another, but if you genuinely think they (and future visitors) might be interested in the related question, that's fine.)

As such, proactively adding a comment saying, "Please let me know if you have any other questions," isn't forbidden, but isn't exactly what they're intended for. If you want to provide continuing support to a questioner, it's better to have them contact you via email, chat, or some other channel. That said, I don't think that anyone would be upset with you for going above and beyond to help someone.

In any case, delete any obsolete comments that won't be useful to future visitors.

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