I've seen this comment by Tetsujin on non-answers and rants:

Welcome to Ask Different! This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post once you have sufficient reputation. If you have a new question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button. Include a link to this question if it helps provide context.

and I thought it was great and copied it to some first posts I was reviewing –I even added markdown links for them to work when pasted to the comment box.

Is that ok? Should I credit Tetsujin? Are there canned responses available to higher rep users that are not available to me (~750)?

  • Related: Stack Exchange Review Comments
    – grg Mod
    Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 13:54
  • Thanks @grgarside, I've already added the extension, I'll add your JSON (when I learn where). Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 14:01
  • I need to update that page in the near future FWIW; I've changed the wording of a few of those and added a few new ones.
    – grg Mod
    Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 14:02
  • Actually, I can't find out how to add / remove comments from the list, is there some kind of manual? Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 15:07
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    I just gathered all the canned responses as I saw them & copy/pasted to a local file, which I keep open as I'm going through review queues. That particular one, I'm sure I got from @grgarside in the first place anyway, with the added 'welcome' for new users.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jul 5, 2015 at 6:03
  • Even as a 10k user you don't always get the option to send a canned response - Late Answers, for instance don't have a 'vote to close' but must be flagged for non-answers, so that's when the copy/paste comes in handy - an example [though I'm not sure if you'll be able to see it] apple.stackexchange.com/review/late-answers/117083
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jul 5, 2015 at 6:10
  • @Tetsujin do you think you could share your list in chat? Or link to a GitHub gist here? Commented Aug 6, 2016 at 2:15
  • It was George's list really, tweaked from the canned responses, though his page seems to have vanished. Let me flag him to this comment & see if there's potential for its reappearance - @grgarside
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Aug 6, 2016 at 6:58

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You can always ask the author in [chat] or officially here on meta like you did. I can't see anyone getting too worked up if you are using a comment for kind, critical feedback to a poster.

The text you selected is a canned response in the /review queue that you'll earn once you reach that reputation milestone.

  • Is that the 10k milestone? I have access to review but not these canned responses. Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 19:27

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