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Should comments advising people to commit crimes be flagged?

Yes, please flag. Comments are temporary notes designed to improve the Q&A. That is, they should help either the author or the answerers with their posts or, say, link to another relevant question....
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Does anonymous and opaque moderation invite abuse of power?

I just don't expect my comments to live on at all. See How do comments work? Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. You should not expect them to be around ...
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How to deal with comments?

Law.SE guidelines layout rules we all can agree to Law.SE works because we have all agreed to a set of rules when we started using the site these rules are layed out for all of us to follow, and they ...
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Current flagging policy

We literally slave for minutes a week over the community's flags Monday is the worst! Today I had to deal with 6 (6!) flags on 3 (3!) comments! And this question. Joking aside, we are a very small ...
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How did this SE user get 100 reputation points?

This is known as the "association bonus": any user who obtains 200 rep on any single Stack Exchange site will get 100 rep upon joining any other Stack Exchange site.
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How to deal with comments?

I asked about this on SO several years ago, and humorously, much of the interesting discussion happened in the comments before being deleted. My view is that there can be interesting material there ...
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How to deal with comments?

The new comment-removal fetish is pointless and should be reversed. Although there are plenty of exceptions, there is an abundance of comments that add useful information to the answer and further ...
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How to deal with comments?

IMO, one valid use of comments is to set forth a challenge to an answer, especially when the answer is wrong in some fashion. Perhaps the commentator should write the comment as a separate answer: ...
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Are there quality requirements for comments rather than the requirement of a specific purpose?

I'll take the blame for this one, since I handled those flags. First note that all of your comments on that question were deleted by you. (Albeit in April of 2016, so it's understandable that you ...
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Why was this comment deleted?

Starting the comment with "do you assume" makes it seem somewhat unfriendly and sarcastic, IMO. The same view could have been expressed by something like: Please be aware that laws differ ...
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Why was this comment deleted?

That comment unnecessarily violates the code of conduct. It could easily have been phrased so as not to contain "subtle put-downs or unfriendly language," and to "avoid sarcasm." ...
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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?

In https://law.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/comment it is said that: You can only @reply to users who have already left a comment, or edited the post. The first three non-whitespace characters ...
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Comments that are conversational

I also flagged the comments after seeing this post. My flag on this comment also got rejected: I once ran a pair of blue jeans through the cycles through which a washing machine puts them and then ...
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This site's comment scope is more permissive than the network default

I disagree that the title and statements in the post ("question") here articulate the site's policy. Rather, they reasonably describe the current practice. (And reasons for the practice ...
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Complaint about moderator commenting behaviour

That’s not how we do things here I refer you to How to deal with comments? which came about when an over-zealous new moderator (speaking) was chastised for pruning comment discussions against the ...
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Comments that are conversational

We respond to flags If you flag it, we look at it and we have to make a decision to delete or let them slide. There has been criticism in the past of heavy handedness in deleting comments (How to deal ...
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Why was my comment on this answer removed?

Ref: https://law.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/comment Comments are ephemeral. They can be deleted for any or no reason. (In the case of the particular comment in the question here: it was ...
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why do you keep erasing my comments?

Those comments were flagged by the answer's author, which means that the author read the comments and did whatever she thought appropriate. In general this sort of "no longer needed" ...
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Why are sarcastic comments favoured over my serious comment?

Your comment was flagged Someone (not the OP) flagged your comment as "unfriendly or unkind". A mod looked at it within 2 hours of the flag and deleted it. It's possible they saw some of the ...
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How do I check if and why my comments are deleted?

I am specifically asking: how can I check if my comment has been deleted by moderation action? You cannot check if and why your comments are deleted (unless you create a meta post asking about it or ...
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How to deal with comments?

We are not an outlier Thanks for the thoughtful feedback. In response, I've queried my assumptions and had a look at the data. This is a chart showing our comments per post compared to some other ...
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How long is an "Extended discussion"

Hmmmm. Well, it doesn't say one-sided, so we should assume two or more participants. And it isn't retort, comeback, riposte, or even repartee. That guides us to interaction that exceeds a simple 1-...
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Why was my comment on this answer removed?

Comments are intended to offer suggestions on how to improve pots (questions or answers). Technically, Comments that do not do that may be deleted at any time. Comments that have already been acted on ...
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Is it encouraged to delete one’s question-comments as soon as the contained questions are answered so that the remaining coments no longer make sense?

Comment discussions shouldn’t exist Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. When should I comment? You should submit a comment if you want to: Request ...
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What's the point of a locked post with no feedback?

The question was migrated from the meta to the main site because it is a question of legal interpretation and fits better there than here. I can see this clearly: What can you see?
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Are there quality requirements for comments rather than the requirement of a specific purpose?

To answer the headline question: Yes, there are quality requirements for comments alongside the requirement of a specific purpose. From How do comments work?: When should comments be deleted? ...
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