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Is using comments to point out flaws in answers frowned upon here?

As a Stack Overflow user who wanders over to Workplace sometimes via the Hot Network Questions section, I'm not sure I understand the commenting norms here, and would like to present a case study. I ...
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Commenting now shows “suggest improvements” which doesn't really make sense if I am the author of the question [duplicate]

I noticed Workplace StackExchange, instead of "add a comment", I see new copy for "suggest improvements". I like that change but it doesn't really make sense if I am the author of the question -- I ...
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Recent increase in comment deletion?

What is going on with the up tick of deleting comments? To be specific, I am not talking about comments that should be deleted such as: Great answer +1 What a dumb question Go fly a kite, I cannot ...
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Why can I not comment? [duplicate]

I was trying to add a comment to this question, but found only "suggest improvements" and "show all comments" links; none for adding new comments. This appears to be a new thing. I'm not 100% sure, ...
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Is it expected that I cannot comment on questions or answers, having reputation 1,986?

My reputation on workplace is currently 1,986. The commenting privilege starts at 50. However, I can't comment on any questions or answers—there is no "add a comment" link on any of them for me. Is ...
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Why do “we” want to “fix” comments?

I'm curious about this - it comes from this discussion here about a new comment-killer feature. I'm curious about why we would place effort in removing comments? In other parts of the stack exchange ...
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Can we make the policy “Be Nice and Helpful”

From the dawn of this site we have struggled with problems conflict arising from different viewpoints and comment discussions that often digress into little more than ad hominem attacks. Most of ...
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When asked 'How can I foo the bar?' is 'Don't foo the bar' an appropriate answer?

On Cleaning Up Bad Answers on Popular Questions a comment by Yamikurone says: There seems to be a flood of "Not an answer" flags on answers on this post. Many of the answers so flagged were,...
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Our Comments Problem

our name is The Workplace, and we have a comment problem. We definitely have a comment problem We have tried to fix it, but haven't succeeded yet We want your help to figure out a way to do that We ...
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What “comments” are not . . .

If you've noticed comment-discussions being unceremoniously deleted, there's been a lot of misuse of comments in this system. Let's see if we can nip this in the bud. Comments are like Post-It notes ...