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regarding flagging comments as rude or offensive, no longer needed, or in need of moderator intervention. Also, for questions regarding the number of flags of a certain type required for automatically removing a comment.

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Do we need comments saying what comments are for?

I am seeing a more frequent use of comments on a question that are posted right after the question is stating what the purpose of comments are. The question and comment get posted within seconds of ...
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What is considered "unfriendly or unkind" (and not) under the new CoC?

As far as I know, every site still has a Comment Flag for "It's unfriendly or unkind". Under the previous Code of Conduct, "unfriendly or unkind" was defined, and the bar was ...
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For moderators, please add the "undelete" button to all deleted comments

Well, we're not exactly on the same page as a team on undeletions. In dealing with the comments on this post — I noticed that a comment (with broader context) containing some trigger keyword was ...
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Add a "Spam" flag reason for comments

Sometimes I see spam comments, and I would like to see a "Spam" reason for flagging comments. But now there are only these reasons: My feature request is: add an "Spam" flag ...
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"Contains harrassment, bigotry, or abuse" vs "Unfriendly or unkind" vs "Rude or abusive" [duplicate]

I noticed posts only have one "offensive" flag, but comments have 2. What is the purpose of there being an "Unfriendly or unkind" separate from "Harassment, bigotry, or abuse.&...
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Why was this unfriendly/unkind comment flag declined?

A post that was over 10 years old got bumped recently. I read through the question, answers, and comments (this was probably a mistake). One of the answers had a string of questionable comments ...
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Make short "saved my <time>" comments single-flag-deletable

TL;DR The vast majority of short-length comments containing the substring "save" and certain units of time (hour, day, week, life) are useless (see "When shouldn't I comment" and ...
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NLN flag description should have an Oxford comma

Company guidance says to "Use the oxford [sic] comma in sentences."* However, the description of the "It's no longer needed." flag, from the flag modal, says "This comment is ...
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Should comments that only serve to self-deprecate be flagged? If so, how?

For example, "I'm such a X", or "I feel like such a X", where "X" is often "idiot", "moron", or some other words I don't like to see or say. Such ...
super-starball-ultra's user avatar
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What can/should be done about "this doesn't work" comments with no explanation/elaboration?

What can/should be done about "this doesn't work" comments that give no explanation/elaboration about why or how an answer doesn't work? For example, I've seen such comments on technology ...
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Let post authors under 15 rep flag comments on their posts as "no longer needed"

Proposal Allow new users to flag comments on their posts as "no longer needed" (NLN), even without 15 rep. See my later suggestion (at the bottom) on how to cut down on possible abuse-cases. ...
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Give editors and edit-reviewers visible reminders to flag NLN where appropriate

Proposal In the edit UI for non-suggested edits, add a reminder near the finish button to flag NLN on comments where appropriate. In the review UI for suggested edits, for reviewers who are about to ...
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Custom comment flags should not auto-delete comments or be automatically marked helpful

Currently, if a user flags a comment with the "Something else" flag option, and that comment matches the regex to be deleted by a single flag, the comment is immediately deleted and the flag ...
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Is there anything for micro-negative actions when flagging a question?

Is there anything in between rude/abusive when flagging a question? SE being a multiracial and global company, it is important for me to have a certain consensus of action against statements that are ...
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Comment flags visible on wrong page after merging questions

I just merged a question with an answer which had a couple of comments flagged as 'No longer needed'. When I visit the merged question, the answer is gone, but the comment flags are still visible in ...
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Can't mark custom comment flag as helpful after the comment has been deleted automatically

What happened: A user voted to close a question as duplicate, generating an automatic comment "Does this answer your question?" Another user flagged that question with a custom comment flag ...
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Buttons on Flagged Comments do not work on Moderator Tools Page

I noticed today when reviewing a flagged comment on Arqade's Moderators Tools page (/admin/dashboard), I could not use any of the buttons on the comment itself to perform any action, including: Flag ...
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Is there any situation where it's appropriate to flag a comment on a deleted post as "No longer needed"?

I know that deleted posts are hidden from the majority of the viewers, and same goes for the comments that were on the posts before they got deleted. There is still the option to flag such comments, ...
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Make auto-deleting of comments (flagged as no longer needed) easier, if they @-ed a user that *only* has deleted comments under that post

We already make auto-deleting comments easier if they contain certain phrases. Can we do the same if the comment contains @user, and that user has already deleted their comments? If I make a comment ...
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Color of flag icon changes back to dark red after page reload

This is a very trivial bug but I am a pretty liberal comment flagger so this will probably bother me a lot (which trivial things like this usually do). I noticed that the color of the flag icon next ...
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Flagging a comment temporarily hides the upvote button/indication

After flagging a comment, the upvote button/indicator will disappear, until you reload the page. Here is an example where I already upvoted the post (and the upvote button is visible in a 'permanently ...
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Error message when rapidly trying to flag comments is incorrect [duplicate]

If one flags comments in rapid succesion one could be faced by this error message: You may only attempt to flag this comment every 3 seconds. This happens regardless of the previous comment one ...
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Why wasn't this No Longer Needed flag automatically marked as helpful when the comment was deleted?

There's something strange going on with a comment under this question: How do you find how many questions have been asked on a given site? Timeline (September 17th, 2021, UTC): 16:45:10: created by @...
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Visual bug when flagging comments

I was flagging some "no longer needed" comments on a migrated question and in some circumstances which I haven't been able to narrow down an extraneous red flag was showing on a comment ...
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Increase message size for “other” flag details [duplicate]

When user wants to flag some comment and select “something else” there is a prompt “problem not listed above. Try to be as specific as possible.”. Unfortunately the message size is only 200 ...
Michael Freidgeim's user avatar
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If I flag a comment from a mod, can the same mod review my flag? [duplicate]

If I flag a comment from a mod, can the same mod review my flag?
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What happens to a comment flag if that comment gets deleted by its author?

Imagine the following sequence of events: Some user posts a question or an answer. User A comments that post. User B flags the comment as, say, unfriendly or unkind, and doesn't retract that flag. ...
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Wrong rate limit message when attempting to flag a comment

When clicking the flag link on a comment, I got the following message (emphasis mine): You may only attempt to flag this comment every 3 seconds. However, that's incorrect; it was my first attempt ...
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How can I get notified when a flag I raised on a comment has been reviewed?

How can I get notified when a flag I raised on a comment has been reviewed? (I don't want to manually check https://*.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/*)
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"Decline and delete" option in waffle bar does not show that comment is deleted until you refresh the page

♦ moderators have a so-called 'waffle bar' to handle flags on Q&A pages: This includes two options to delete a flagged comment: a simple "delete" and (hidden behind the dots) "...
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Is it acceptable to team up with other users to cause flag-based autodeletion of comments and posts?

This may be a controversial question, but I think it is important to know the opinion of the community (and hopefully of SE) on this. In the comments on a recent answer to another question, I have ...
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Feedback for rude comments

I participate in a site where people are very sensitive about... well, everything. I've had comments of mine being deleted ever since I can remember, and I used to be ok with that because a) we need ...
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Comments that are just a link are non-deletable on mobile [duplicate]

On the Stack Exchange iPhone app, to bring up the small menu beneath a comment with delete, reply, etc., we touch an area of text within the comment (touching a name or link will navigate to the ...
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What to do with spam comments [duplicate]

Say if some user posted a spam comment under a post, like Best $product for sale! Check out at $spam_link However, it appears that we don't have spam flags for comments. Should I raise a custom flag ...
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Should comments like "I love this post" be flagged?

Recently, I had flagged a comment which said: This one is my favorite. I had flagged it as "No longer needed" because I thought that it was a type of "compliment" (not that I am ...
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Can we add some more trigger words to the one-flag-comment-delete mechanism?

We just had a rather unsavoury answer on SO from someone distinctly unhappy with the service they received. To put it mildly. In particular, there were these two comments under the post: I've flagged ...
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Show which comment was flagged when reviewing flag summary

I've noticed that if you click a declined comment flag in your flag summary, it takes you to the question the comment was posted on - not the comment on the question. Would it make better sense to ...
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Should there be an alternative to flagging as no longer needed?

Generally when I flag a comment as "no longer needed", it's a response to a removed comment or a request for an edit that has been made. It's a bit strange to have this option right next to "this ...
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Correct way to get rid of old unnecessary comments

What is the correct way to get rid of old unnecessary comments? I often visit one of my old posts and see that the comments have become "unnecessary", I then want to get rid of those comments. The ...
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Destroying an account deletes its comments but leaves flags on those comments pending [duplicate]

Just now, a comment flag on the site I moderate brought my attention to a troll account, which I accordingly destroyed. Account destruction automatically deleted the comment, as expected (although it ...
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Can we get a longer maximum length for messages in custom mod flags on comments? [duplicate]

Back in May I posted this question when I noticed that we have a 200 character limit for messages in custom mod flags on comments, but a 500 character limit for messages in custom mod flags on posts. ...
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Do declined comment flags count towards the ban? [duplicate]

It seems like only post flags' declination counts towards the ban. Do declined comment flags also count towards the ban?
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What was the reasoning behind the deletion of this comment?

Right off the bat I'm going to make it clear that I know full well that comments are ephemeral, transient, and <third-word-here>. This question is more focused on the fact that a comment, which ...
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Looking for stats related to possibly coordinated comments flagging

Related: Why was Robert Harvey suspended? I would like to get some statistics about comments of this user that were deleted in two weeks between October, 8 and October, 22. Specifically, I would want ...
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Asking for clarification with the comment policy

According to the comment policy, comments should only be for: Asking for clarification Suggest improvements Add relevant but minor or transient information to a post (e.g. a link to a related ...
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Help people learn how to write good comments instead of just flagging them

I have just read the blog post Iterating on Inclusion by Sara Chipps about all the recent changes SE made to improve the site experience. These are all great ideas but they have one single common ...
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Why was this "No longer needed" on a comment flag declined?

The question Why does this user have a negative tag score on MSO, but not on MSE? was asked earlier this month here on Meta Stack Exchange, asking why a particular user had zero tag score on one site ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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Hover effect on comment flag icons

For a few weeks now the flag icons on comments don't have an indication when hovering over them. On SO I am rather sure that it was a change in color to red. Another user suggested that this might be ...
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Can I distinguish between post flags and comment flags in my flagging history?

When I am looking at my flagging history, I can choose to display only post flags, only comment flags, only spam flags or only rude/abusive flags. Even when I view the whole flagging history, I can ...
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Is it a right practice to reflag a rude or unfriendly comment if moved to chat?

We generally flag rude or unfriendly comments for deletion. But sometimes moderators may miss those comment flags when comment section is a place of conversation and many other normal comments are ...
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