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Unnecessary comments

Sure you can remove them. If you feel other comments are left in an awkward state, then feel free to flag them as obsolete. That way a moderator will review them and remove them if deemed appropriate. ...
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Thanking someone for a good code review

There are multiple things you can do, most of which unfortunately require reputation. Accept an answer If you think one answer is better than the rest, then you can accept the answer by selecting ...
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Should votes to close a question as containing broken code be paired with a comment?

Yes I am a comment lover. Comments helps a lot. Especially when it's not crystal clear for everybody that the code is not working as intended. Sometimes it's even good if two or more users ...
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Is a memory leak and a lack of concurrent safety enough to make code unreviewable?

Indeed neither memory issues or concurrency should be a reason for closing a questions. Seems like someone is a bit trigger-happy on the close vote. (And possibly down-vote trigger-happy as well). ...
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Dealing with defamation and site-policy

These specific cases What happened in these specific cases (and what happened to the flags) is pretty simple. The comments got deleted. Unsubstantiable accusations of vote abuse are a violation of ...
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Comments Lost Days after Posted

I deleted the comments in questions. Most of them fell under the "obsolete" removal clause. In addition some not so productive discussion was removed. This FAQ has some more information on ...
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What other "shortcuts" but [Answer] does Code Review support?

There's a list of them on Meta.SE. They are also known as 'magic-links'. Some examples of these are [meta], [main] and [edit]. However, the above link doesn't contain them all. In this meta.se ...
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Can comment be off-topic because of an hypothetical question?

Comments aren't on or off topic. Comments are just that: comments. I read OP's comment as asking for further clarifications about the scalability of a proposed solution, which is exactly what ...
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Frequently Posted Comments

I like all of these in one single place! I put together and am actively maintaining a list of easily usable copy-paste responses on Github, which everyone is free to use, copy and clone as they ...
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Should votes to close a question as containing broken code be paired with a comment?

As the moderator involved, I'm obligated to respond. This specific question I have to admit, it was a complex decision process for me, with many factors to consider. Code Review is a place where ...
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Where's the auto-move-to-chat link?

This is mostly just a misunderstanding in how the move to chat link works. It's not so simple as merely "lots of comments on a post". That comment chain was essentially one person leaving ...
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Thanking someone for a good code review

No - such comments are too chatty. You should vote accordingly. And if you have enough reputation, you could consider starting and awarding a bounty. The Help Center page What should I do when ...
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Comments Lost Days after Posted

Comments are third-rate citizens on the Stack Exchange network. They can be deleted almost at-will. Please see the MSE FAQ on how comments work. Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left ...
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Add images in comments

Yes, it is. I usually start writing a new answer, upload the image there, and cut/paste the link to the comment. Stack Exchange has its own 'channel' on imgur (that's why there is ...
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Why were comments removed that reported bugs in my question code?

In general, comments are ephemeral.... they are not designed to have long-lasting content. Comments are to seek clarification on posts, and point out short term issues. Once the issues are addressed, ...
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Respond to an answer?

When you go to comment on an answer on the main site you are prompted with: Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid comments like "+1" or "thanks". If by answering ...
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Should vote to close for Code Review comments be flagged?

Comments are, by intent, disposable. They are not designed to be part of the permanent record of the post. If something should be part of the permanent record, that something should be accomplished by ...
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Thanking someone for a good code review

I would argue that it feels nice to get a comment like "thank you so much, I had no idea X was Y and you made me realize Z". In fact, this feels much nicer than just a +1 which could come from anyone (...
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Adding alternative answer comment to low quality posts queue

When I come across these answers I mark them as This is a different question posted as an answer. To me that's the best option of the current set - it is not a ...
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Let's not close fixable posts without explanation

I made a query questions-in-need-of-a-friendly-helpful-comment to try to find questions where moderating comments are invited. Feel free to tweek this query at own will. Note that the database this ...
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How can I comment on or ask a question about a post edit?

If you want to communicate with someone who has edited a post,1 you can always @[username] ping them in comments below the post, even if they haven't left a comment....
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Answering questions in comments

Comments are 2nd-class citizens in StackExchange (actually, they are 10th class).... they are intended to be short-term communications that allow people to improve their posts, and should, ideally, be ...
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Respond to an answer?

Should I attempt to answer the questions of the answer (which could lead to an even better answer) To me, the point of the question/answer format is to ask a question and then get an answer. If the ...
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Frequently Posted Comments

New user asks for code ...
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How can I comment on or ask a question about a post edit?

Is there a way? Yes, on meta or in chat. There is no option for pinging editors like there is for users leaving a comment. Or ping them, thank you Makyen. Considering the editor here is a moderator, ...
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Adding alternative answer comment to low quality posts queue

I'm reasonably sure that the set of review comments is common to the whole Stack Exchange network, so we can't adapt these to Code Review. My usual approach is just to add a canned comment (using the ...
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Answering questions in comments

Am I missing something and was my advice wrong? No, under the comment privilege page it says: When shouldn't I comment? Comments are not recommended for any of the following: ...
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Can comment be off-topic because of an hypothetical question?

Comments are not questions. In principle they cannot be off-topic for the site (since they're not questions, right?) But Comments can be other things. Among these is "too chatty". A comment like this ...
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Frequently Posted Comments

A Stack Overflow user recommends Code Review Off-topic question Generic ...
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Frequently Posted Comments

Here is the list I use and update periodically - also available on GH. ...

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