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Experimental Stack Exchange /faq Improvement Project

TL;DR The updated /faq is now deployed network-wide, and can be experienced as the main /faq on all sites. Answer this question with any proposed updates or changes. The Stack Exchange network ...
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Are all the “+1” comments really necessary?

Am I the only one that finds all the "+1" comments annoying? An example comment might look something like "+1 nice answer". These sorts of comments, without any kind of explanation or exposition, ...
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“Belongs on” comments

This is related to this question. I think we should discourage "Belongs on S[OFU]" type comments. I think they encourage the OP to go to the indicated site and re-ask the question. Flagging/voting to ...
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Can we have backticks in comments back, please?

Since a few days, the old backtick trick to circumvent the minimum comment length doesn't work any more. Comments now show up as yes ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` can we have that back please? There are valid ...
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Add possibility to remove comment noise (fancy edition)

This is a variation of this feature suggestion. It is much more difficult to implement, but is much more refined, as it allows the deletion of specific parts of a comment thread. Many - but not ...
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How can we improve commenting on the Stack Exchange network?

The problem Over the past few weeks, I've been thinking on-and-off that there are too many useless comments on SE sites and that people have gotten too attached to commenting. Many comments I see ...
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Ban LMGTFY links across the Stack Exchange network

Periodically, someone on Programmers.SE gets the "clever" idea to post a LMGTFY link to a question that they don't care to answer for real. It's a silly practice and terrible for all the reasons ...
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A way to reduce criticism and down-voting for answering your own question

Answering your own question, even if you know the answer before asking, is acceptable and encouraged according to the FAQ: There are already numerous posts that answer their own questions. There's ...
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Show comment when voting to migrate

When newbies ask a question that belongs to a different site, the question gets unceremoniously migrated to a site the OP may not know about at all. They usually don't have an account there, and many ...
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Edit makes comment meaningless: Now what?

Often, an edit in response to a comment makes the comment appear out of context to visitors from the future. What is the best way to handle this? Currently: Commentator needs to actively look out for ...
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If many comments are deleted by flagging, then show them as deleted for some time?

I do not know if many comments are actually flagged and deleted. But if many are deleted due to flagging, then what about showing those using some strikethrough and an explanatory tooltip for (say) ...
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Add possibility to remove comment noise

This is a feature request to offer an alternative to moderators cleaning up comment noise as suggested by Robert in this question, which I'm not entirely comfortable with for these reasons. Add a ...
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Do deleted @replies still show up in the inbox anyway?

I apologize in advance if I am having trouble understanding if there is a Q/A already in place and if this is a duplicate as a result. It sounds like deleted comments not showing up is intended. ...
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Should comments enjoy the same protection as other posts?

Personally I don't care much one way or the other since I don't normally put a ton into comments besides trying to clarify a question or answer. However, this has come up in a big way over the past ...
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(How) Should I guide new users?

I provided one of two answers to a question of a new user. A day later, the user had written a "Thanks!" comment to both answers, and accepted the other answer. From there, I ended up in a ...

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