Referring to the following post concerning moderating comments -
Commenting is one of the unsung heroes of Stack Exchange. The help center suggestions that you should submit a comment if you want to:
- Request clarification from the author;
- Leave constructive criticism that guides the author in improving the post;
- Add relevant but minor or transient information to a post (e.g. a link to a related question, or an alert to the author that the question has been updated).
I personally feel the above message has either been lost or not known by certain users of Stack Overflow.
I give one example - today I read a comment from a regular user that has high rep - stating
this question is neither good nor interesting.
There are a lot of new users that come to the site and request assistance. They maybe are just starting out with very little experience in programming.
Once their question is posted, there generally seems to be some quite rude and extremely unhelpful comments that are made along side the normally helpful advice that most Stack Overflow users give.
I sometimes despair and wonder at what new visitors to the site think (and feel) when they read such comments. I also feel that this is maybe setting a bad example for other newer users when they go to comment on questions.
The code of conduct for Stack Overflow covers this very well -
I feel certain users needs to be reminded that this site does have a code of conduct. How this is to be done, I do not know, but I feel something should be done.