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Recently I've noted vast increase of people abusing comments in a few ways:

  • undermining correct answer by bringing up some factually incorrect "counterargument" or just plain FUD;
  • putting their controversial "answer" in comment to avoid being down-voted;
  • creating endless flamewars about a technology/solution which was criticized in the answer;

This is very annoying, as the only thing which can be done about comments is flagging them. Down-votes for comments have already been proposed and rejectedproposed and rejected. The highest voted answer there suggests:

If a comment is wrong, respond to it with another comment. That provides a lot more information than a downvote which could mean anything.

In theory it should work. But unfortunately, in cases I'm referring to, a commenter will just refuse to accept anything, and commenting on their comments will lead to useless and endless flames.

So what can be done in such a case? Maybe there should be a way to flag a comment as "bluntly incorrect and misleading"?

Recently I've noted vast increase of people abusing comments in a few ways:

  • undermining correct answer by bringing up some factually incorrect "counterargument" or just plain FUD;
  • putting their controversial "answer" in comment to avoid being down-voted;
  • creating endless flamewars about a technology/solution which was criticized in the answer;

This is very annoying, as the only thing which can be done about comments is flagging them. Down-votes for comments have already been proposed and rejected. The highest voted answer there suggests:

If a comment is wrong, respond to it with another comment. That provides a lot more information than a downvote which could mean anything.

In theory it should work. But unfortunately, in cases I'm referring to, a commenter will just refuse to accept anything, and commenting on their comments will lead to useless and endless flames.

So what can be done in such a case? Maybe there should be a way to flag a comment as "bluntly incorrect and misleading"?

Recently I've noted vast increase of people abusing comments in a few ways:

  • undermining correct answer by bringing up some factually incorrect "counterargument" or just plain FUD;
  • putting their controversial "answer" in comment to avoid being down-voted;
  • creating endless flamewars about a technology/solution which was criticized in the answer;

This is very annoying, as the only thing which can be done about comments is flagging them. Down-votes for comments have already been proposed and rejected. The highest voted answer there suggests:

If a comment is wrong, respond to it with another comment. That provides a lot more information than a downvote which could mean anything.

In theory it should work. But unfortunately, in cases I'm referring to, a commenter will just refuse to accept anything, and commenting on their comments will lead to useless and endless flames.

So what can be done in such a case? Maybe there should be a way to flag a comment as "bluntly incorrect and misleading"?

6 Fixup of bad MSO links to MSE links migration
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5 Fixup of bad MSO links to MSE links migration
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Recently I've noted vast increase of people abusing comments in a few ways:

  • undermining correct answer by bringing up some factually incorrect "counterargument" or just plain FUD;FUD;
  • putting their controversial "answer" in comment to avoid being down-voted;
  • creating endless flamewars about a technology/solution which was criticized in the answer;

This is very annoying, as the only thing which can be done about comments is flagging them. Down-votes for comments have already been proposed and rejected. The highest voted answer there suggests:

If a comment is wrong, respond to it with another comment. That provides a lot more information than a downvote which could mean anything.

In theory it should work. But unfortunately, in cases I'm referring to, a commenter will just refuse to accept anything, and commenting on their comments will lead to useless and endless flames.

So what can be done in such a case? Maybe there should be a way to flag a comment as "bluntly incorrect and misleading"?

Recently I've noted vast increase of people abusing comments in a few ways:

  • undermining correct answer by bringing up some factually incorrect "counterargument" or just plain FUD;
  • putting their controversial "answer" in comment to avoid being down-voted;
  • creating endless flamewars about a technology/solution which was criticized in the answer;

This is very annoying, as the only thing which can be done about comments is flagging them. Down-votes for comments have already been proposed and rejected. The highest voted answer there suggests:

If a comment is wrong, respond to it with another comment. That provides a lot more information than a downvote which could mean anything.

In theory it should work. But unfortunately, in cases I'm referring to, a commenter will just refuse to accept anything, and commenting on their comments will lead to useless and endless flames.

So what can be done in such a case? Maybe there should be a way to flag a comment as "bluntly incorrect and misleading"?

Recently I've noted vast increase of people abusing comments in a few ways:

  • undermining correct answer by bringing up some factually incorrect "counterargument" or just plain FUD;
  • putting their controversial "answer" in comment to avoid being down-voted;
  • creating endless flamewars about a technology/solution which was criticized in the answer;

This is very annoying, as the only thing which can be done about comments is flagging them. Down-votes for comments have already been proposed and rejected. The highest voted answer there suggests:

If a comment is wrong, respond to it with another comment. That provides a lot more information than a downvote which could mean anything.

In theory it should work. But unfortunately, in cases I'm referring to, a commenter will just refuse to accept anything, and commenting on their comments will lead to useless and endless flames.

So what can be done in such a case? Maybe there should be a way to flag a comment as "bluntly incorrect and misleading"?

4 Migration of MSO links to MSE links
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