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This is a massive amount of effort for something that really doesn't require any change. If somebody has posted some version of your answer in a comment, post your answer anyways. That's it. If you feel like helping keep the site clean, flag their comment as "no longer needed" afterwards, so a moderator can delete it.


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I think the best way is to delete your own comments first because: You can, and you are already reviewing the comments on that post That makes the other comments obviously unnecessary and easy for moderators to delete when flagged to review them Doing it the other way means moderators may spend more time trying to figure out whether they really are ...


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1I posted a comment yesterday on an answer pointing out that the answer had mostly strayed from the topic in my question and requesting that the user actually answer the question I had asked. The answer has not been updated but my comment has been deleted. As mentioned by other's in comments your comment seems to be overly demanding, and doesn't bring more ...


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I agree with meager's answer regarding your suggestions being a lot of effort for something which I, at least, don't believe is a sufficiently major problem. If I see a comment which basically answers the question, I sometimes comment to this person to suggest they post an answer, which they have quite often done. Alternatively, if they don't give an answer ...


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but the comments are still there that have arguments about clarifying the question Then you flag your own question for moderator attention and ask the moderator(s) to cleanup all the no longer required comments. Alternatively, you can click on each comment that you think is no longer necessary ... and directly flag that comment as "no longer needed". But ...


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Yes, we can.


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I'd go with 1 - that's kind of the least workload involved. Practically for me the 'ideal' workflow is If its your answer, or you have an answer, to try to work in pertinent information in there. If its not your posts, see if you can work in information from the OP's comments respecting the OP's intent. Comments are primarily intended for clarification ...


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I was able to reproduce the issue by opening the same post in a new tab, upvoting a comment from the earlier tab, and attempting to upvote the same comment from the new tab. While this message may seem like it can only be triggered if one tries to intentionally exploit it, it can also be triggered in certain accidental circumstances, e.g. if you navigate ...


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I don't think this would be a wise change One specific way this would immediately be abused would be by spammers. The moment which new users are able to comment with 1 reputation, we are going to start getting spammers using them. And the 5-comment limitation doesn't really affect them because spammers generally operate on complex networks with multiple ...


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When there are many comments, only part of the comments are visible. In attempt to show the most relevant comments, the sort is made by the comment score, then they take X top comments, where X is defined per site. (Maybe it's explained somewhere, but it's not the topic here.) So, for example, when there are 8 comments total, with scores of 3, 6, 1, 0, 0, ...


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Note that per the comment privilege page, comments are "temporary 'Post-It' notes left on a question or answer." The very nature of comments are to be transient clarifications or constructive feedbacks1. Once the comment has served its purpose (ie: the feedback/criticism has been taken into account or decided not to be acted on), the comment no longer has ...


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My understanding was always that up-votes on comments was intended to be a way to represent the fact that multiple people would have written that same comment, essentially, it would prevent "me too" comments. I came to this understanding due to the way automatically-generated comments from the review queues worked. Certain reviewing actions would leave a ...


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Implementing what you're asking for might be achievable by introducing something what I'd call introducing the concept of "labels" to be used by a user for the purpose of personalization. Read on for more details. The concept of a label Think of a label as similar to favorites, whereas each user is free to "mark" something with such label, but with many ...


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