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Guidance is pretty important, and I'm going to write a meta post in some other meta about it soon. Long story short, if it weren't about guiding users, I wouldn't be writing this and you wouldn't be ...
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Should a down vote require a comment

I find it annoying when I get a down vote and there is no comment about why. If someone down votes a question or answer, then they have a reason for doing so, it it would help the poster improve. ...
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Comment-Answers

I've noticed a recent trend of people answering questions in the comments. I've asked about this issue in the past, and though I understand that sometimes people don't want to write out a complete ...
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Instead of writing a comment asking the OP to google it, we should sometimes ask them to stackexchange it

In response to a question that is not well-developed (one-liner, trivial because it asks for the definition of a common technical term or a comparison of common technical terms), we sometimes suggest ...
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Did someone (a mod, I guess?) delete one of my comments for no apparent reason?

At one point, I had posted two comments on this answer. As of this meta question, one of those comments, the later one, is now gone. What happened here? The comment was (I thought) a germane and ...
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What can I do to clean up old comments?

Comments are ephemeral by nature, and a lot of them get deleted everyday on different sites. (See this) I stumble upon old questions sometimes, which contain some comments, naturally. I know I can ...
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Shouldn't we cull welcome comments?

I'm reading through old questions and there is a distracting proliferation of "welcome comments" by Martin: Welcome to chemistry.se! If you have questions about how to beautify your posts, have a ...
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How to deal with "smart" toxic behaviour?

I wonder if chemistry.se (CSE) has methods to deal with aggressive or toxic people when they are smart. I mean, there are rules about not being rude, unfriendly, etc., but what if someone "plays by ...
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Why do we downvote without commenting?

Ah! This is a big challenge I am facing while writing answers. Usually all users try to write their answers as clearly as possible, but still errors do occur. But what are the errors? Conceptually ...