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As the author and prolific user of one of the user scripts that leaves canned comments (though this one deliberately prefixes the comment with "Hi user12986714"), let me tell you this: in roughly 10% of the cases I use it, the author of the question posts a comment apologizing for posting their question in the wrong place. In another ~20%, the author deletes ...


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The direct solution to your problem is a forum of some description, where collaboration and interaction are expressly encouraged and cultivated. Stack Exchange sites are not forums by design or by convention, and aren't meant to be used as one. I don't necessarily disagree with you about an OP not knowing what they don't know. This is the fundamental ...


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No, this doesn't sound as a feature we would need. some deleted comments do add value to the post either directly or indirectly which a few people might fail to notice Well, if comments add value then that value should be moved into the post. If not done by the OP, then by any other user that stumbles upon that comment. If enough flags can delete a ...


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It's worth noting that something like this is already implemented in Stack Overflow for Teams, so it shouldn't be too difficult to implement it on the main sites as well. In addition, when you're writing a comment, it'll show you if a ping will notify the person by highlighting the ping when you write the comment. This could be useful on the main site for ...


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TL;DR: Flagging is the exact right thing! No, I don't think we need something different. Maybe we could look into changing the toast notice when you flag as NLN to make it less serious but it seems like a small issue. Coming up on two years ago (late July 2018), we made a pretty major change to the comment flagging dialogue. You can see what it initially ...


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Well, to be fair, you didn't come into that question with an open mind. You basically attacked every helpful suggestion offered to your poorly structured question. When I gave a comment (and one that pretty much hit the mark), you threw a fit. You even said earlier I spent hours on this and have been using perl for 20 years.. You turned it into an ego ...


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I'm just saying that the stack platform has gone in a direction that has served to hamper collaboration and brainstorming as a component of the process of answering a question. I think you're mistaken, because Stack Exchange was always meant to "hamper collaboration and brainstorming". I guess I would risk being the person saying it wasn't ever meant to, ...


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This is the recommended guidance when no one answers your question: Edit your question to provide status and progress updates. Document your own continued efforts to answer your question. This will naturally bump your question to the homepage and get more people interested in it. You generally don't need to indicate the edit with something like EDIT:, it'...


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Signs point to "yes". It'd generally be difficult to actually find an example of this happening but you linked to a question that linked to another question with a link to a post where this happened... so I was able to get this screenshot: The edit, as you can see, is there and does show up as the actual text of the deleted comment. I was able to confirm ...


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