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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

I've left a comment on an answer asking the answers's author to follow serverfault's guidelines, namely "quote the most relevant part of an important link". I'm sure it had no epithets or insults and ...
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How do I take a comment thread elsewhere?

A wrote a comment on an answer. That turned into a discussion, which I now feel is off-topic for the original answer. I'm thinking the right thing to do is to take the discussion to chat, before I ...
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I think we're overdoing “get a new job” recommendations in comments

Is that OK to leave a small endless loop script running on server? Powershell assistance for Active Directory Cleanup Those are two examples that I've seen in the last day. Neither of which deal ...
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Why the hostility?

The comment thread and reaction to the original poster of this question was completely out-of-line. https://serverfault.com/questions/494996/what-are-the-bare-essentials-to-make-ubuntu-production-...
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Should comments inserted as inline edits be flagged, deleted, or left alone?

https://serverfault.com/posts/457235/revisions This question included a comment as an inline edit: "Thanks for all your input and discussion on the subject..." We as a community tend to frown upon ...
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… yet another issue

Occasionally when posting a comment I find that the @username that I generally put at the start gets dropped when I save it. This is normally correctable by editing and re-saving the comment. Somewhat ...
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Moderator use of comment edits?

I recently left a comment. That comment originally said something like "What part of our [faq] made you think that this question was appropriate for Server Fault?" It wasn't hostile, but it also wasn'...
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How to add a comment with a referral to the user whose username has a space inside the string? (@)

Lets say an user "John Doe" commented under some answer post. How to write a comment that will contain a referral to John Doe's username? (referral by using the @ symbol). I've tried: @(John Doe) @...
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Flagging bad or incorrect comments

Should I flag a comment when the commenter doesn't really understand the background of a field. e.g. Servers (Sys admin questions), networks (Net admin questions), web dev etc.. or the initial ...
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Worse than usenet? Our image to prospective new users.

Last week, I spoke to a colleague who had some problems where he asked me for help but I didn't knew an immediate answer. I suggested to ask a question on ServerFault, but he denied, claiming this ...
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Typed an answer and posted a comment - without the necessary rep.?

I entered an answer to a question and it got posted as a comment. But I don't have enough reputation to post comments and it was meant to be an answer. How could this happen? Have I done something ...
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I no longer see any link or button to add comments - is it my browser, or the site?

I recently noticed that I do not see any way to add comments - on this site and also on wordpress.stackexchange.com. I can't tell if that's to do with my point status on these sites, or if my recent ...
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what's the point in unformatted comments?

I know that I can answer and I initiate the answer starting from clarifications immediately getting negative ratings which discourages to further participate in this thread. What's the point in this?...