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I sometimes see what I think are unhelpful, misleading, or off-topic comments on questions, often when they are from new users.

I can see a way to "vote up" a comment, but the only way to express difference is to "flag" it. Does flagging a comment as "unconstructive, offensive, or spam" go to a moderator for some possible action? If so, I'd like to suggest some other way to express disagreement or disapproval of a comment, perhaps by a "thumbs down" or "I dissent" action.

I'm not suggesting anything that would affect reputation, just a way to express. I know I could add an additional comment but I'd rather not get into a debate.

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Does flagging a comment as "unconstructive, offensive, or spam" go to a moderator for some possible action? -- Flagged comments are subject to removal by a mod, or removal by the community if the comment gets multiple flags, or removal by one community vote if it contains certain blacklisted words. Inappropriate comments really should just be removed. –  Robert Harvey Jan 25 '13 at 21:18
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My idea is to provide something a little less painful than a moderator flag; youse guys are busy doing more important things. Thanks for describing the other ways a comment can be removed, and for making my question more meaningful. –  BellevueBob Jan 25 '13 at 23:50

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I think the paradigm is that voting up a comment means that you also would have made that comment. That way you reduce clutter caused by multiple of the same comment.

That's how the vote for deletion canned comments seem to work.

That is slightly different from voting up a question or answer, which more or less implies approval or that you believe it to be quality.


I do sympathize though. I, in the past, have wanted to down-vote comments before myself.

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Just curious, but what does vote for deletion mean? Are you talking about the review process? –  BellevueBob Jan 25 '13 at 23:47
    
@BobDuell Yes i am –  Sam I am Jan 26 '13 at 17:57

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