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What to do when the answer is too short for an answer

I have seen quite a few questions where people ask how could they do something by a certain method. Example: Transfer files to iPad via USB from Android As far as I am aware it isn’t possible so I ...
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How do I deal with an answer in comments that isn't an answer but not a dupe either?

How do I deal with an answer in comments that isn't an answer but not a dupe either? I got this one - Creating desktops and opening programs on those desktops using applescript Which I kind of read ...
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What decides if a 'too chatty' flag results in immediate deletion?

I just flagged a comment as 'obsolete, chatty' on Music Practise, where I only have under 5k rep, & the comment immediately went... boom, gone. I've seen it happen on SU & Ask Different too, ...
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Why can’t I make a comment on posts after signing up?

So I signed up to add a helpful comment but I can't until I earn a 50 rating. So how do I comment so I can earn a 50 rating? Confusing.
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How to Thank People

Now and then I find something here that is very, very helpful, and I want to thank the person who posted it, by commenting in some apposite phrases. But I can't. I need 50 'reputation' points. I ...
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Why were these too chatty flags declined on some +1 comments? [duplicate]

Similar to this situation, I've had 7 recent comment flags declined on noisy comments. These comments are just of the '+1' or 'Thanks' type: Huge "THANKS!". :) +100 to apachectl configtest +...
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What's up with the 5 minute limit on editing a comment?

It is discouraging to type all your work in the comment field, and then have it time out. It legitimately took me that long because I was doing some research. There's no timer or progress bar, so ...
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Why are my comment flags (obsolete) declined?

Is it possible to use Macbook with 0% health? The first is what you mean by "accu" ? and the second The battery. I thought it was a word in English, my bad I have use flag for both with "...
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How do I make a comment when I am told I need 50 reputation?

A post instructs me to post the results of a terminal command, but when I try to add a comment I'm stopped by a 50 reputation requirement. Not a very welcome introduction.
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Is adding a more detailed, yet repetitive answer acceptable?

I can not yet leave comments nor can I edit an answer; however, I would like to add a sentence or two of detail to a correct answer. Is adding a second, slightly more detailed, yet functionally ...
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Clarification on appropriate comments

I'm new to Stack Exchange and still learning the rules and conventions. Is it ever appropriate to comment on a great answer to add to what was already written? Is it appropriate to say things like, "I ...
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Why do I need 50 rep to post a comment?

I think it doesn't make any sense, if there are question that have already been answered but I'm not fully satisfied I would like to post a comment to receive further explaining, but I can't. I think ...
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Unable to comment on certain questions

On the iPhone app, when reading a question that does not have any comments from other users one is unable to add a comment. There is only the option to "add an answer". For example, on this question:...
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Would removing the reputation limit on commenting eliminate the “bumping old questions” problem?

I've noticed that plenty of really old questions get bumped to the top of the page by answers of "I have this problem too. Please help!" or "That answer worked. Thanks!", and even when the mods delete ...
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Should follow-up advice given in comments be added as an update to an answer?

I provided and answer to this question on the main site, and subsequent to that answer, I had an exchange with the OP in the comments section where I provided additional advice on how I personally ...
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Is it ok to “reuse” or plagiarize comments when reviewing first questions?

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 ...
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Was a user who posted a comment as answer assisted in commenting by a moderator?

Recently, I found a user that had a reputation under 50, so he couldn't comment. Instead, he put the comment into an answer, which people shouldn't do. I flagged the answer. After I rechecked, one of ...
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Why are my comment flags declined?

I recently flagged 19 comments as too chatty or obsolete and have had all of them declined. The comments were of the following nature: +1 for the explanation. I guess you mean the shift key? Also, ...
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What happens with deleted comments

Often when I return to a question I find my comment deleted. Yes I know the purpose of the comment field, so no need to lecture me on that. Most of the time I just think I just forgot (result of ...
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Is there any way to display my comment votes?

Seems that the only way to see how votes have my comments is going comment by comment and checking it. Is there a better way to display my comment's votes?
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Is it possible to warn the users who left bad comments other than trying to help in a question?

I see that there are some users who left bad comments in the question when they do not understand what the OP wants to ask. I hope that the moderators can warn them not to do it again because what ...
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Is it good-practice to use a comment (or parts of it) of someone else to answer a question?

I wanted to answer this question. But the user jherran was faster commenting this question instead of answering it. So i just added a comment instead of answering it, expecting jherran will add an ...
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Why was this exchange in comments removed?

Did Apple drop the keyword 'Server' from the Mac Mini category? In my opinion, to have the Q&A stand as it is not an improvement over the previous version, especially by removing the ...
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Why don't “up-votes” received for a comment contribute to reputation scores?

Take this question for example. It's a good question, but there's no definitive answer without going through some of the initial troubleshooting steps I point out in my comments in order to isolate ...
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'Ghost' inbox message

I just got this message in my inbox that there had been a comment that I should be aware of. When I click on it, it leads me to the right question, but there is no comment there?
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What's happened to magic links?

The comment shortcuts (magic links) don't seem to be working… Current comments New comments What's happened?
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Low rep user accessing own deleted comments

I could swear that I commented yesterday on Where can I download Safari for Windows?, but I am not seeing it now. Assuming it has been deleted, is there anywhere to access it, and/or see the reason ...
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Does someone need to leave a comment on a question or answer when voting it down? [duplicate]

One occasionally encounters comments to the effect of "Why the downvote? It is not useful to downvote without commenting." Are users who vote down a question or answer expected or required to comment ...
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Can't post comment even if it's 15 character long

I tried posting a comment @Greg Cain: Great!!!!! which is about 22 character long, while trying posting it says Comments must be at least 15 characters in length. See the picture: Please ...
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Deleted Comments

I've commented on multiple questions today and have noticed that my comments were deleted. Unlike closed questions, deleted comments (at least from my privilege level) don't leave a trace. It sure ...
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Inconvenient comment signature line break

Due to the length of my name, it's often wrapped in comments. This is entirely understandable. However, it often gets wrapped like this: ...[end of comment] - Timothy Mueller-Harder which looks ...
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If I have a hypothesis as to a solution, should it be a comment or an answer?

What should I do in these instances? It usually happens with "why" questions more than anything else.
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Answers that are really comments/comments that are really answers

In the flagging dialog box, there is a way to indicate that an answer is not really an answer, but actually a comment. What about the reverse case? Are flags encouraged that indicate that a comment ...