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Recently, I had asked a question to request standard comment suggestion for no source answers. but that question was for answers which were copied from other sites and didn't include the source link in their post.

In this post, I am asking for standard comment suggestions for following issues:

  • Opinion based answers
  • No source answers (answers which are content rich but don't have source for their claims) - if the source is necessary.
  • Answers which are one line, posted mainly by new users instead of commenting.
  • Low quality answers (if it isn't covered in above issues)
  • Science related answers. (off-topic)

Having standard comments will be really helpful in many ways. For example, it will be easy to keep track of the posts based on comments to get answers which have no source using data.stackexchange.com. This will let users to support moderators.

Please also suggest comments for other issues if I miss any.

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I would like to input my comments on this as I have experienced a lot of user posts which are recently degrading the sites quality.

Below are the comments which can be posted by users to help moderators clean up the site and dont forget to flag when you comment so that we can keep a check on the post. Note that you can remove Hello and welcome to Hinduism.SE line if a user is not new to the site.

[Low quality posts]

Description : A low quality post is the one where a user answers a comment like answer in a single line or his/her answer is link only.

Comment to be posted [Comment like answer] :

Hello and welcome to Hinduism.SE. We appreciate your inputs on this but we expect the users to post detailed answer on the site along with relevant references to support your answer. For more information, you can refer [Please answer in detail along with references to support your answers](http://meta.hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/271) meta post.

Comment to be posted [Link only answer] :

Hello and welcome to Hinduism.SE. While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.


[Posts asking / answering scientifically]

Description : Should comment when a user is asking for a scientific reason ONLY or a user is answering a post with a science answer ONLY. Am emphasizing the word ONLY because this is a religion website. Scientific questions and answers are not entertained here but we do allow users to answer as an alternate to the main answer and to answer a science reason is not a compulsion.

Comment if asking for Science reason ONLY :

Hello and welcome to Hinduism.SE. Asking for a scientific reason is considered off-topic on this site. For more information, you can refer this [meta post](http://meta.hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/142/124). Please edit your question accordingly.

And cast your close vote as [off-topic].

Comment if answering a Science answer ONLY :

Hello and welcome to Hinduism.SE. Answering only scientific answers is considered off-topic on this site. We would like the users to share answers which are based more on mythology instead of science. Also share scripture references or other references to support your answer. If you want you can post your scientific reason as an alternate answer on the same post. For more information, you can refer this [post on meta](http://meta.hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/142/124).


[No references provided]

Description : When user answers a question without any reliable references.

Comment to be posted :

Hello and welcome to Hinduism.SE. We appreciate your contribution to this site but you should provide a valid reference to support your answer. You can provide a scripture reference or an article link from Wikipedia or authentic Hinduism blog(with credit links) for users to refer to. For more information, refer to [this post on meta](http://meta.hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/190).


[Posts fully copied from Wikipedia or any other similar sources]

Description : When a user copies entire answer from some random article over the internet, his / her answer will be deleted as we expect our users to write the answers on their own and not just copy paste from some random site.

Comment to be posted :

Hello and welcome to Hinduism.SE. We appreciate your inputs on this site but we expect the users to write the answers on their own and not just copy paste the articles from random websites. So please write the answer in your own words and provide a link to the site which you referred to, for writing your answer. Your answer may be deleted by a moderator if you failed to do so. For more information, refer [this post on meta](http://meta.hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/253).

And flag the moderator for deletion


[off-topic or spam post]

  • Flag to moderator as "Not an answer"

I think this should suffice for now, I will make the post as community wiki so that users can edit the post and write better English(if required).

  • please also add comment suggestion for unrelated answers. – Mr_Green Sep 30 '14 at 5:25

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