That's what the Area 51 Discussion Zone is for.
Area 51 participants were using comments to ask about the proposals. Even a statement as simple as "This is a duplicate," elicited a response which, more often than not, launched into an all-out discussion. Comments do not work well for that purpose.
So, we created a dedicated Discussion Zone for Area 51 proposals to help users work through the issues of developing and launching the proposals. That largely negated the need to use "comments" to ask questions or start a dialog about issues related to the proposal.
However, there were a few limited cases where
comments announcements proved useful — A brief note from the proposal author why the proposal was created; a clarification why a proposal was closed… that sort of thing. Most users will never have a need to post an "Announcement." Use the Discussion Zone.
<comments removed> Announcements are not intended for comments or questions. For questions, please use "create new discussion" below. Thanks.