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I opened the comment evaluator today and the very first comment was:

Have you had a solution already? I'm facing the same case as yours.

This is clearly not a "fine" comment, since it's unwanted (comments can be flagged for being "I'm having the same question" comments). However, it's also not "disrespectful or unfriendly" or even "abusive or harassment". So what do I click? None of the options fit.

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The sole goal of the comment evaluator is to judge whether comments are unwelcoming or not. As such, relevance or being chatty aren't what we're looking for.

If a comment isn't rude or abusive or otherwise unfriendly, mark it as "fine". I know that, as someone who removes many obsolete comments, mentally adjusting to this was a challenge for me too. Keeping in mind the goal of the evaluator, though, helped me adjust to it.

  • So, rate them as "fine" and flag as "It's no longer needed." to get it in the appropriate moderator queue? – Mast Aug 18 '18 at 13:24
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    There's no link from the evaluator to the site, so hunting it up on SO to flag it would take some work. – Catija Aug 18 '18 at 13:26

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