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Ultimately, this is a problem of signage, and 'add a comment' misleads a lot of new (and existing) users. The UI text isn't something that we can change here, of course, and development efforts are currently focused away from the Community Team's requests like Robert's suggestion of changing the text to 'ask for clarification'. That said, it's worth noting ...


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Comments should serve a purpose: When should I comment? You should submit a comment if you want to: Request clarification from the author; Leave constructive criticism that guides the author in improving the post; Add relevant but minor or transient information to a post (e.g. a link to a related question, or an alert to the author that the question has ...


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I'm mostly in accord with the answer by Shog9. I differ only on the duration of the comments. The standards of the SE-verse are well established. The "culture" of each site is still able to develop in its own way. Here on CSEducators we are a smaller, and slower, site than many, and the culture is less formal than some others. Welcoming comments have been ...


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I think that it is enough for regular users to have some diligence to aid the mods to clean up things. By the time we have 2000 questions it will be an issue, so the cleanup can be gradual, with some education along the way about the issues. Flagging chats in comments is one place to start, as well as flagging answers. But when answers start to appear, ...


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Do moderators have the ability to create an answer from a comment? If so, I think this could be used to transform comments into an answer (keeping the original owner) even if the user doesn't migrate the question. If moderators don't have the ability to do this, maybe the community can do it on their own, provided that they indicate they are not the owners ...


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