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The canned comments left by the Community user are less than helpful, in some cases [duplicate]

I've seen a few examples: A comment on a post about licensing on Software Engineering indicating that the post needs clarification. The post is clear enough to know that it is off-topic. Editing for ...
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Magic wand time - what does your community need?

Continuing in my series of questions to you: Last week, I heard some great origin stories. This week, I’d like to refocus a bit on what could be better (in your view). I’m very curious about whether ...
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Introducing new user onboarding project

Following the Public Platform Q2 2021 roadmap, the team is kicking off the new user onboarding project and announcing our plans for the product-discovery phase. New user onboarding – Purpose We see ...
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Regex pattern for automatic removal of "what have you tried"

According to "What have you tried" epidemic, this four-word question has been banned from comments, and "comments that consist of little more than "what have you tried" can be deleted with a single ...
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Does the prohibition on "what have you tried" apply to all Stack Exchange sites, or just Stack Overflow?

In "What have you tried" epidemic, a rule was established that short comments such as "what have you tried" (and similar) are banned. Does this rule apply to all Stack Exchange sites, or ...
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QuickComments as 'What have you tried?' and 'What is your question?'

Sometimes we encounter questions that don't have a 'Question' in them and other times we get question but no code or any idea if the user tried anything or not. For that reason, moderators and ...
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What is the SE version of Seven Dirty Words?

Caution: R-rated language Some words, when present in a comment, make it eligible for instant, automatic one-flag deletion. Out of the seven words you can never say on television, only appear to ...
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Are posts getting a significant number of unexplained downvotes which are later reversed?

Almost every time I ask a question, especially in C++ section, no matter how good it is, it immediately gets downvoted by a huge number of people with no explanation why. Later on, someone usually ...
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More attention needed to prevent non-constructive answers and comments [closed]

Lately, I have been getting a lot of critical responses to my questions, and absolutely no help whatsoever. Often users are responding with questions as to why I asked the question, and also links to ...
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What happened to the "You're Just Lazy" close vote reason? [closed]

...not literally, of course. But what happened to the previous menu of close-vote options? I find the current set unsatisfactory. Take this question that boils down to a typical java.lang....
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Should Stack Exchange in general be awarding "A"s for Effort?

This just came up again: homework is not acceptable if the asker has made no effort whatsoever I'm developing a bit of an involuntary twitch that manifests itself when I encounter the word "effort"...
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Discussing "What have you tried" [duplicate]

Asking "what have you tried" is based on the assumption that the author did not make any effort. People don't want to make an effort if they assume someone else didn't. No matter how much they love ...
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Comment can't contain that content [duplicate]

I posted a comment to a low effort question here: I want to grab href address which has class link I typed too fast and it came out like "What you tried?" I tried to edit it to "What have you ...
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New comment flag - "Too sarcastic"

Can we have a new flag for comments - "Too sarcastic"? Look at this question, for example, and the first comment: Compare textbox text with sql server name?. PO is new, looks like a beginner ...
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Flagging variations on "what have you tried"

This is in relation to This Question, and I saw the comment What is the current regular expression used, and how does it not work as expected? Which might be a good comment in some cases, but the ...
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