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I can't tell you how many times I've seen a comment that simply says "+1 for [insert quote from answer]". Here are a few examples:

  1. Why do we have reinterpret_cast in C++ when two chained static_cast can do its job?
  2. Why do we have reinterpret_cast in C++ when two chained static_cast can do its job? (different comment)
  3. Regular cast vs. static_cast vs. dynamic_cast

Do comments like these contribute to the overall good of the stackoverflow community?

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    -1 because your face. – MikeTheLiar May 24 '13 at 18:28
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    -1 because your mom. @mikeTheLiar +1 because your awesome. – Richard J. Ross III May 24 '13 at 18:32
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    -1 not enough jquery – American Luke May 24 '13 at 18:33
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    -1 because users can have comments match /^[+-]\d+$/ as many times as they'd like, and there's nothing you will ever be able to do about it. – user164207 May 24 '13 at 18:44
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    I find it funny that every single comment on this page begins with either "+" or "-" – Joel May 24 '13 at 18:48
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    -1 @Joel get out of here you contrary person! – Richard J. Ross III May 24 '13 at 18:49
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    I sometimes see such comments used to draw attention to an important part of a long answer. In such cases, it may be appropriate to edit the answer to make the point stand out more so that the comment is no longer required. – hammar May 24 '13 at 18:52
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    -1 What's with the serious comment @hammar? – American Luke May 24 '13 at 18:52
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    @Joel: And then you go and break it... -1 – BoltClock's a Unicorn May 24 '13 at 18:53
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    -1 @BoltClock'saUnicorn you put the number before the post text, silly. – Richard J. Ross III May 24 '13 at 18:58
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    @Richard J. Ross III: I am a unicorn, I am not bound by absurd human conventions. -1 – BoltClock's a Unicorn May 24 '13 at 19:01
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    +1 @BoltClock'saUnicorn Just because you're a unicorn doesn't mean you get to break the rules.... oh wait, it does. Can I join your club? – Richard J. Ross III May 24 '13 at 19:01
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    I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with this post, but I voted to delete since it's a duplicate and the comments make it mostly noise compared to the other threads – Michael Mrozek May 24 '13 at 19:19
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The examples you have given don't add much to pretty much every user except for the answer poster - a bit of info so they know why they got a specific upvote (though not even that, on occasion).

Flag as "not constructive / off-topic".

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    +1 for "Flag as 'not constructive / off-topic'." – Servy May 24 '13 at 18:21
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    +1 such comments are only noise. – juergen d May 24 '13 at 18:22
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    +1 for bla bla bla – Bart May 24 '13 at 18:23
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    +1 to community members to demonstrate what comments should be flagged. – Aditya May 24 '13 at 18:23
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    +42 for 5 +1 Comments and 3 actual upvotes. – Some Helpful Commenter May 24 '13 at 18:29
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    +1 for +1 comments. +1ception – Zach Johnson May 24 '13 at 18:35
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    +1 to downvoters who can't explain why they disagree. – Oded May 24 '13 at 18:40
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    -1 because "too chatty" flag feels more appropriate than NC/OT – gnat May 24 '13 at 18:50
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    +½ since I'm late to the party – LittleBobbyTables - Au Revoir May 24 '13 at 18:50
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    +½ as a rounding value to prior comment – gnat May 24 '13 at 18:51
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    -1 because you're probably using floating point anyway – Frédéric Hamidi May 24 '13 at 18:51
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    +π just because – tombull89 May 24 '13 at 18:56
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    +i this post is unreal – Double AA May 24 '13 at 20:07
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    +e because it is all natural without preservatives or artificial colourings – user222137 May 24 '13 at 21:35
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    C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER – meagar May 25 '13 at 2:13

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