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Complaint about moderator commenting behaviour

I came in to this question from the Hot Network Questions sidebar. It does not reflect well on this Stack site to drop in on a question and see a moderator having a friendly comment exchange with ...
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Comments that are conversational

I flagged many, but not all, of the comments on this question and associated answer as not needed/conversational. The flags were declined. They are mostly talking about the physical makeup of money, ...
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Does anonymous and opaque moderation invite abuse of power?

Meet Bob. Bob posted 4 comments that were deleted without a notice or trace. There is no record of these deletions, for viewing by Bob or anyone else, nor apparently any way to know which moderators ...
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Why was my comment on this answer removed?

I left a comment on this answer that is now gone and I am not sure why. My understanding was that comments are an appropriate place to offer points of view that differ from an answer so that future ...
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Why was this comment deleted?

The comment to this question on the screenshot below got promptly deleted. What was wrong with it? Which Law.SE term did it violate? If it did, in the opinion of whoever deleted it, contain something ...
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Why are sarcastic comments favoured over my serious comment?

The question Can I get reimbursed if police shot the window of my car during a standoff? claims that: Officers were unprofessional and ignored my concerns. And what were these concerns? I found the ...
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How can you trigger Law SE to pop-up the name of a user in your comments with the at mark? Is it a hidden privilege?

I just can't seem to figure out why I can't choose the user I'm typing the user name in in a comment. So far, I never was able to get it working on mobile, but it did work at times on my computer. ...
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Should comments advising people to commit crimes be flagged?

Motivating example: Someone asked a question about hiding assets in a divorce, which received the following comment: Sell some of your liquid assets and buy Bitcoin OTC. That is what cryptocurrency ...
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why do you keep erasing my comments?

I added added some comments to this answer. The author did improve the answer, but then commented that the original wording was supported by other sources. I replied by saying that listing those ...
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What's the point of a locked post with no feedback?

While scrolling through meta I came across this question that is locked but has no feedback (answer/comments). It seemed pretty odd and without reason. I tried digging into the history of this post ...
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Current flagging policy

In my opinion, it would be useful for general users to know how moderators feel about comment-flags. I am specifically interested in moderator's view of what constitutes helpful versus counter-...
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Are there quality requirements for comments rather than the requirement of a specific purpose?

So a few days ago I coincidentally came to the topic How much of this image do I need to modify in order to avoid copyright violation?. There I figured in the comments, that apparently I had a ...
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How do I check if and why my comments are deleted?

I wrote a comment under my answer here I'm not sure why its gone. Was it deleted, and by who? Is there a moderation log that shows this? The comment ...
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How to deal with comments?

Without rehashing How long is an "Extended discussion" or Should Moderators be able to use their privileges to benefit their own posts, I am polling the community to establish a norm on this ...
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How long is an "Extended discussion"

In this thread a group of -- oh horrors -- three comments, at least one of them potentially quite useful, and not constituting a back&forth between two users, was hidden -- oops, "moved to chat". ...
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How did this SE user get 100 reputation points?

I looked this user up who commented on my post here on Law.SE and he has no history but does have 101 reputation. How is this possible? Can women ...
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Does a comment before deleting a question make sense?

I was notified in a comment that a question of mine is off topic. I am going to delete it and I was wondering if it is good to reply to the comment, like 'Accepted, I am deleting the question'. Will ...