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There are often comments which asks "what have you tried" in different flavors. Even if this applies to somehow bad questions only I think this is just spam (if repeated). Also this takes the focus from the question and maybe reasonable comments. So I think they should be removed, how do think about this? Should such duplicate comments be flagged?

A recent example: A recent example

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Every highlighted comment but the first is completely pointless (and the first one isn't particularly helpful). I'd flag them all as "too chatty" or I'd use the custom flag with a message along the lines of "poor guy is getting pestered with 'what have you tried' comments, purge, purge, purge". –  Yannis Mar 14 '13 at 9:46
    
You can flag them as obsolete? –  Jack Mar 14 '13 at 9:47
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As it takes six flags to delete a comment it's very rare to have them actually deleted. In such cases I would flag the post itself, choose "Other" and ask for comments cleanup. –  Shadow Wizard Mar 14 '13 at 9:50
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At least one comment is fine that tells the OP about what is also mentioned in How to Ask: "Do your homework This demonstrates that you’ve taken the time to try to help yourself." –  Aziz Shaikh Mar 14 '13 at 9:56

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