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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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Comments won't commit

Any ideas why I can no longer post comments? I can type a comment, and the Add Comment button seems to submit, but the page then refreshes without my comment. I've cleared my temp. Internet files (...
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Why the hostility?

The comment thread and reaction to the original poster of this question was completely out-of-line.
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Why can't I comment on an answer?

Here's the link: How to monitor Windows host with Nagios? I want to ask the the person who answered the question to specify the syntax to monitor windows server events, but the add comment box does ...
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Should comments inserted as inline edits be flagged, deleted, or left alone? 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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How to handle unanswered questions that have the answer in a comment or edited into the question?

This is about those two questions: httpd.conf match absolute file PHP 5.3 Not Logging Both had no answer (neither accepted nor unaccepted). Both askers answered it without actually writing an answer,...
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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 I can't tell if that's to do with my point status on these sites, or if my recent ...
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How to convert an answer into a comment

Sometimes folks (myself included) answer a question with what should have been a comment. Is there a way to move the inappropriate answer to a comment rather than delete/add it?
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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?...
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Why does Serverfault always show the Add Comment box on answers?

I'm thinking it's because I just registered and don't have enough reputation to Add a Comment, so on my own question it automatically shows the boxes rather than the link. But that doesn't quite make ...
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