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“You beat me to it!” comments

Very often people leave comments such as this one:

Beat by 7 seconds :) Haha. You win this round!

What's the policy on this? Are they discouraged? I think they should be as they don't add anything useful.

What should be done if you encounter one of such comments? Should they be flagged?

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marked as duplicate by Robert Harvey Jul 5 '11 at 19:35

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Just flag it...if enough people agree with you it'll get deleted; if not it won't – Michael Mrozek Jul 5 '11 at 19:02
The worst are the ones who post that (and are "admitting defeat") but leave their identical (or inferior) answer anyway – Daniel DiPaolo Jul 5 '11 at 19:11
Previous consensus seemed to be "Flag them if you think they are noise". Don't really think we've changed on that stance. – Grace Note Jul 5 '11 at 19:21
meta.stackexchange.com/questions/48768/… beat you for like a year – juanformoso Jul 5 '11 at 20:04

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I honestly don't worry too much about these, but on reflection, "too chatty" fits this kind of comment very well.

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you beat me by 400 seconds – DavRob60 Jul 5 '11 at 19:10

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