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Missing comment notifications?

Has anyone else been having missing notifications? I posted an answer on a Meta thread and had two users comment on it, but I never received any notification for the comments. Has anyone else been ...
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Comments moved to chat, link is 404

I wanted to read the comments of this answer. One of them, from a mod, says: Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat But the link points to 404 Not Found ...
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Was my comment not useful?

Edit: Rather than ask why my comment was deleted, I’d rather ask, was it not useful? I understand moderator fatigue is real, and comments are noisy — especially in Workplace — but, for a while, my ...
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Locating comments moved to chat

So I add a comment to a question and I can track the question I commented on by digging into my profile and looking at my history. But it turns out that this was a contentious question and a large ...
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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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Update example comment in Tour

I know we've been working a lot lately on trying to get comments more in line with the guidelines, in particular keeping them to concrete requests for clarification and limiting the amount of ...
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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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I don't understand what is wrong in my question and why the comments are given opinion based and rude?

I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: How to deal with the persons whose actions delays in taking decision? As soon as I posted this question, I started receiving down votes ...
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Why was this comment – which suggested an improvement to my answer – deleted?

This comment was deleted/moved to chat, yet it seems to me that this particular comments meets the requirement for posting comments: it constructively suggested an improvement to the answer, ...
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Another question about the comments; reminders of the “Be Nice” policy

General question here. If we see nastiness in the comments section, should we drop in a reminder of the "be nice" policy (not directed to a particular user) or just flag for a mod without comment?
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Experiment concluded: a comment by any other name

This experiment has ended; you can view the report here. Last year, Robert Cartaino relayed this one weird trick to fix comments: I also flag dozens-to-hundreds of posts daily simply to remove ...
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“Poaching” for other sites?

I've noticed a few times, users poaching for other stacks and suggesting an already answered, and up-voted question should be somewhere else. What (if anything) should we do about this? Example: ...
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Is answering a question with a question always a comment?

In this question I have asked several questions in the comments, which are to a degree rhetorical - they could be considered answers in themselves if the words were rearranged, but the OP doesn't ...
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Comments being deleted [duplicate]

I've noticed some comments of mine have been deleted. In this question the comments were, from memory a comment that marking the question as a duplicate did not make sense a comment that RichardU's ...
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Which is more useful to the mods, Flagging comments, or the Q or A they are in? [duplicate]

There have been recent events where a good deal of unhelpful comments have hit some Questions and Answers. In most cases they all come in a series of them. Would it be more useful to the mods for us ...
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Deletions of clarifying comments from the OP

A number of clarifying comments from the OP were unceremoniously deleted from "Am I being asked to lie in my job?" (they were attached to the top answer, I believe). While I understand the SE-wide ...
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Can you help me read the last comment on this deleted question?

The question was deleted before I had a chance to read the last comment. Since I visit this site only via the app, I have no saved URL from the browser history to give you. Thanks.
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Comments are not for extended discussion - long-term solution discussion

Is seems like the mods here might be getting a bit frustrated with all the extended discussion going on in the comments. Is this accurate? This post is mostly going by the assumption that this is a ...
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Can we remove the suggestion to leave a comment on down voting

We do not have a problem with drive by downvoting... we have a problem with people wanting to attack those who try to post a helpful answer being attacked for their efforts in the comments. And then ...
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Why was my comment on this answer deleted?

What I did I left a comment on this answer explaining that I downvoted because of the recommendation for cussing out your superior. It also contained a speculation about what a preceding comment was ...
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How to report multiple obsolete comments?

This initial version of this question (Team members ignore their work and are not being held responsible. How can I restore order?) received a lot of comments stating that it read like a rant, and ...
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What is the criteria to get rude or un-necessary comment removed?

First and foremost I enjoy this site. I like helping others where I can, and I know I can have strong opinions, but with no malice towards anyone and in the spirit of helping others. Having said ...
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If I can see comments are getting out of hand, what can/should I do?

I know The Workplace gets a lot of comments. And often, they get quite hot. It's not unusual for person A to ask a question, person B, C, and D to answer, and then E and F get into an extended ...
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I despise “The Workplace” thanks to the admins who move comments to chat

I really despise the workplace due to the amount of comments moved to chat even when the comments are on topic. This of all the SE sites is probably the most notorious for moving very relevant ...
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To cut down on comment chatter, remove support for “@” except to invite someone to comment

The most useful comments are aimed at the OP. Some of them should persist long after talk on the answer has died down. Notifications tend to suck people in who have run out of useful things to say to ...
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Comment flagging - please try to use an appropriate flag type

Until recently, comment flag type did not matter very much and as moderators we basically processed them regardless of type. As a reminder when flagging there are the following options: From here: ...
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Deletion of comments on bad answer

Recently, an "answer" that was wrong in several ways was posted and several people commented on how wrong it was. Currently after twenty downvotes, the person who posted it and someone else are ...
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Request for data: What has been removed here as rude/abusive?

The Workplace has had a lot of discussions/arguments about what is or isn't rude. This came up most recently in chat, but it's at the core of a bunch of past meta questions too. It was also ...
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Could we be less aggressive about moving comments to chat?

Popular questions tend to attract a ton of comments. Example Questions on this site tend to attract more comments than on other sites because: the topics are circumstance-specific and require lots ...
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What does IANAL mean?

Been binge reading on The Workplace questions and some people comment the word IANAL and then append their comment. What does that mean?
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Are questions and comments involving management theory appropriate?

Many questions on this exchange address situations in the workplace. Workplace experience successfully handling tough situations at work qualifies a person as expert. This form of expertise seems ...
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Is it possible for a Moderator to edit multiple user comments for privacy reasons?

A user asked this question and then realized they had used their real name and wanted to change that. They were instructed how to change their user name here but several of the comments seem to still ...
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Why can't I delete a comment on a Question which is on hold?

I like to delete comments after a few days, so that I don't contribute to our "Comments Problem". But I can't delete any comment when the associated question is On Hold or locked. Thus, I end up ...
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I think some of my comments were removed - can I find out?

I seem to remember commenting on a question a day or two ago, but didn't see that comment when I visited it again today. I remember atleast one other time this happened in the past. Given what I ...
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Can we reward upvotes for comments?

Users have the ability to upvote comments, as well as answers. Upvotes for answers give an increase to reputation. Upvotes for comments give you nothing. Can we give rep changes for comment votes?
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Shame on us! We must treat new users better!

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/users/40274/jack-d-ripper This user was not attempting to ask bad questions or question on how to exploit or get around the system. He was asking questions about ...
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Unable to tag users in reply to comments

For this question here, How can international students with weak work experience overcome logistical difficulties in seeking work in the United States? , I am unable to tag users as I want to reply to ...
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What is wrong with comments?

Anytime a question or answer seems to have more than 5 comments, they get axed by the "comment" police. I notice one moderator seems to do this a lot more than they others. My question is this: ...
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Why was this comment on the handshake question deleted?

In the question How does one politely decline a handshake due to religious reasons? , I wrote the comment This question should be migrated to Islam.SE It has been deleted. Why was this deleted?
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Why was my comment deleted?

On this question, Does HR asking for salary slips and earliest joining date mean I have got the job?, I had a rather late realization that the OP is likely to be from India. I hadn't noticed his name ...
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Reason for deleting comments?

Several days ago (perhaps week before last?), I posted a comment on this answer: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/36407/16724 As closely as I can recall, my comment was: This answer is the ...
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Original-poster's-name-background overlaps blue selection

On Ask Ubuntu, when you select a multiline comment that the OP posted, the background on the name is below selected text: There is a small gap there (2px). On the workplace it is different: Overlap!...
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What happened to my comment?

I placed a comment on this question, recommending the OP to recommend Gmail to the other party due to its "did you forget to attach the file?" feature. This comment has disappeared for some reason and ...
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Comments without upvotes are now hidden if a question has more than two answers

A couple of weeks ago, I asked if we should adjust a setting to more aggressively hide comments. The feedback we got was was useful and seemed to be in agreement that it was worth a try. So this ...
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Should we hide comments on question with several existing answers?

Lately, there's been some questions about whether The Workplace has a comment problem. After spending some time talking with jmac and Shog9 (and reading more of this site's content), I'm convinced ...
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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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Why did all comments suddenly start disappearing?

I recently noticed that comments are removed in many questions. Why is that happening? Most of the time, I found very good answers to my questions in comments rather than actual answers. Is it a ...
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Best ways to address comments?

We've been told that the purpose of comments is to improve posts and that comments are meant to be temporary post-it notes. My post is getting a lot of comments; what exactly am I supposed to do ...
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Get a Room, a Chat Room!

Get a Room, a Chat Room! Did you know it only takes 100 reputation to create a chat room on Workplace SE? It's not a moderator-only privilege, nor is it reserved only for the highest reputation ...