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Do we have an official policy on answers in comments?

We currently do not have an official guideline on how answers in comments should be handled. And as someone who is (or was for quite some time) quite active on WorldBuilding, RPG and other sites (for ...
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Can I request a moderator remove comments from my question?

Like F1Krazy said, posting on Meta is one way, though not necessarily the most expedient one, especially for things that actually require a diamond moderator. Unless there's a need to discuss the ...
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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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What is the best way to update a question?

I'm going to propose an alternative to what's been suggested already. We'll see how this goes. What you are doing seems, in effect, to be to provide an answer to the question. It's not adding new ...
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Moving useless comments to discussion

If the comments are genuinely not relevant to the post they are attached to, the best thing you can do is probably to flag them, or the post itself, for moderator attention to draw attention to that ...
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Etiquette for suggesting changes unrelated to the direct question

There are no private messages for normal users and normal circumstances. Mods can send private messages, but that's reserved for important stuff. It's hard to know what exactly you are talking about ...
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Can I request a moderator remove comments from my question?

Technically, you're requesting that right now, but that's not what you meant. If you want to clean up an entire comments section, the best thing to do is to flag one of the comments, select "...
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Why do I need a "high" reputation to comment?

There's a lengthy post on Meta.SE that goes over this in more detail, but essentially, it's to prevent people from commenting spam links, gibberish, trolling/abuse, and generally unwanted noise like "...
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Why was my comment flag on a "Thank you"-comment declined?

I don't know (not being the moderator who declined it), but I'm going to guess that it's because the flag came when the comment was not quite an hour old. We do want to clean up comments like this, ...
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How Do I Link in Comments?

It's the same as in an answer: [Stack Exchange](http://stackexchange.com/) ...becomes this: Stack Exchange It's just not as obvious since there's no toolbar. There's more about how markdown ...
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Why were these two identical spam answers converted to comments?

I converted the comments. The two were nearly the same text. I should have deleted one of them, which I've now done. As for their being spam, they're not advertising any products or services. They'...
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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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Do we have an official policy on answers in comments?

I sometimes answer in comments because I find value in it on occasion. I also can't even count the number of times I started a comment then did a cut and paste into a real answer. Some times when I ...
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What is the best way to update a question?

I've only been here for the proverbial 5 minutes myself but personally I think Should I do a horizontal line and then "update"? is the best choice, it isn't really an answer, is distinct from the ...
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What is the best way to update a question?

Having been here a year, I didn't see that we have a culture for such matters. Maybe we should go ahead and create whatever culture seems best. :) Now, in terms of what culture seems best, I would ...
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Why the down-votes?

I admit, I sort of want to earn the down-voter badge, but if I think a question is problematical, I'm likely to flag or ignore it.
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