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Exactly why is it that "comments are not for extended discussion"?

Not quite answering your question, but I'd like to point out another alternative to chat: Meta. There's no reason you can't open a meta question in this situation, it's actually encouraged. It'll ...
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Exactly why is it that "comments are not for extended discussion"?

The purpose of the site as a whole is to curate good answers to good questions. Having a discussion in the comments is only very rarely related to curating good answers to good questions. Chat only ...
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Exactly why is it that "comments are not for extended discussion"?

I agree with Kevin, the purpose is to curate good answers to good questions. Personally I have engaged in long chats, but they are somebody trying to convince me to change my answer to agree with ...
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