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You have a question regarding the use of comments on the site.

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You're asking a dumb question!!1!

New contributor 👋 or not, when a question is asked, that may for one or more reasons be eligible for putting on hold, the first few comments I've been seeing lately can be read as you're asking a ...
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Declined comment flag for obsolete comment

This answer: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/a/57925/874 gathered an excellent comment by @Mackk, which included a link to a video. I thought that the video would enhance the answer greatly, so ...
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What is this community consensus on comments cleaning?

Due to the volume of comments generated on the main site, StackOverflow, some comments can be "nuked" by a single user with a "no longer needed" flag. This is a built-in functionality available on all ...
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How should long, off-topic discussions by an asker be deterred?

This question was asked on the Aviation SE yesterday. While the question does contain a kernel of validity that makes it on-topic here (specifically, IMO, whether aircraft can be powered by ...
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Should bits of relevant information that are not full answers be allowed in question comments?

Per the recent question Should Aviation.SE allow answers posted in comments? and general SE policy, answers to the question are not supposed to be answered in comments. However, as Jamiec's answer to ...
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Should Aviation.SE allow answers posted in comments?

From the network guidelines: When shouldn't I comment? Answering a question or providing an alternate solution to an existing answer; instead, post an actual answer (or edit to expand an ...
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The community's reaction to bad questions

Per the comments on the most recent example, it seems like it's an ongoing issue that is bothering some users. Objectively there are far worse questions with plenty of up-votes, questions from ...
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Should we stop having extended discussions in comments?

It has long been a mainstay of the stack exchange ethos that comments should not be used for extended discussion and even changes to the UI do not change this according to some. Unfortunately I do ...
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What's with the aggressive comment deletion?

I'm going back through a few questions I've answered, and I'm finding that in many cases the comment/discussion has been edited down or in some cases almost entirely wiped out. It's definitely not ...
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How should we deal with several now-obsolete comments from different users?

I was wondering how the Aviation SE mods prefer us to deal with posts that have several now-obsolete comments from multiple users (e.g. comments that were suggesting modifications to a question that ...