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Why was my comment deleted?

I remember that I had posted one comment under this question: Are scriptures censored?. But when I checked the post later I did not find the comment there. Currently there are few comments present ...
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Why have the comments on this question been deleted?

Recently a question was asked on the site namely : Did Hanuman actually fly to get herbs from a mountain? This question being opinion based could not be answered in the answers section and thus some ...
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On the Community user voting and commenting on posts

I have been a user of this site for many years now but till yesterday I have never seen comments from the Community user. The Community user votes on posts too. It has cast 10,718 upvotes and 5,230 ...
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When users are removed are the votes they had cast on comments removed as well?

I know that when users get removed the votes they had cast on posts are usually removed. Actually it happens more often than not but I know this too that sometimes removal of votes doesn't happen. ...
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So can I use a comment as an answer to the question?

I have been going through the unanswered questions list of this SE and was surprised to see how many of the questions were actually answered in the comments. The commentator then virtually abandons ...
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How to handle translation issues in answer or some part of answer is wrong or an altogether wrong answer?

Can other users comment on such posts to point out mistakes or translation issues? From latest discussion on such issue, OP told me that one can share what he thinks is the right answer (by posting ...
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Comment flags should be cleared before moving them into chat

Even though we know comments are not for extended discussion, comments under the question or answer goes on to become a discussion. There have been a several chat rooms which are imported from ...
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How many comments I have posted - Is this info found somewhere?

We can find how many months we are a member for, I can even see for how many days I have visited the site. Besides that, I can also see how many questions/answers I have posted, how many posts I ...
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What to do with those comments that ask for reason for downvotes?

Sometimes, when we are clueless as to why a downvote has been cast on one of our posts, we post comments under that post like "Why the downvote?" Resaon for the downvote?" etc. My question is are ...
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Should the comments which attempt to answer questions be flagged for deletion?

Some of us know that comments are not to be used for answering questions but some of us may not know that. But, many of us, either knowingly or unknowingly, sometimes do post answers in comments. My ...
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How to correctly use the new flag reason for comments "unfriendly or unkind"?

Prior to the launch of the new Code of Conduct, there used to be fewer flag reasons available for comments. Like -- "No longer needed", "Rude or Abusive" etc. Now, there is a new reason called: "...
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Why is comment deleted, which was pointing out mistake in an answer?

This question is about Who is the goddess depicted as "Bharat Mata" & why is she having Indian tricolor flag? and the comments posted under it. There are problems with on-topicness of ...
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What do we do with the comments which give wrong information and posted on wrong assumptions?

Comments are given more importance on our site than other sites.The reason I say this is posts asking "Why my comments are deleted?" remain hot for more days than the posts which invite ...
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Can we be mature about close voting?

This is an issue I have observed lately on main site. Pinpointing the close voters in comments. When a question is closed by the community, some users are losing their patience and and pointing and ...
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What is the site policy for comments used to attack authors?

This from an answer written by a mod a few days ago: Even comments should be used only for asking clarifications and suggest corrections on posts (questions and answers) and many comments become ...
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When comments are "no longer needed", instead of deleting them all why were they moved to chat (inspite of being flagged for deletion)?

After i had made the revision#3 in this question, all the comments that were then there under it, became "no longer needed". And, so i flagged few of them in order to get them deleted. But they were ...
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First my flags for irrelevant comments get rejected and then a moderator himself deletes the same comments

I had flagged 3 comments that were posted under my question here. The comments were absolutely not related to my question. The flags were rejected. But then the same comments were deleted some time ...
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Is there a way of removing my votes from comments?

Mistakenly, i have upvoted a comment recently. My issue is that i want to remove my upvote from it. But i am not being able to do so. My question is, if i am not allowed to do that by myself, are ...
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Can comments deleted by one moderator be restored by another?

1) Is it possible for a moderator to restore comments that are deleted by another moderator? 2) Also, are comments that are deleted by owners themselves be restored likewise by any of the three ...
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How to deal with comments which are disrespectful towards Hindu Rishis, beliefs, gods?

Recently I came across the following comment which was posted under one question on the Main site (The comment is currently not to be found as it was deleted). Simple explanation is they did not ...
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Why down voting comments not allowed?

We can cast up or down votes on both questions and answers. But, as far as comments are concerned, we can only up-vote them (or flag them if necessary). Now, just like we have some comments that are ...
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What is the Official policy for comments being moved to chat for this site?

Usually I flag those answers, under which the comments are not directly discussing the context of the Qn. Either it's only a less relevant part of answer or deviated or a debate. For example, I had ...
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How to hide links within texts in comments?

How to parse & hide links in texts in comments like my profile .Right now i can only do this much: https://hinduism.meta.stackexchange.com/users/4732/rickross?tab=profile. It is easy to do so ...
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Why are we so sure about everything while commenting or answering?

In spirituality, we can't be assured like maths. Many times, there is a sense of "statement" in our comments & answers. We state them as of that's the ultimate truth for sure. e.g. Recently, I ...
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Guidelines for when to use "Chat" instead of "Comment"

In SE, we have 4 forms of right to express self. They are listed below in order of importance: Question Answer Comment Chat "Question" is the most important, because everything revolves around it. "...
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Can moderators delete comments without notifying the user and without citing valid reasons?

My comments which were posted under this question were deleted. Question-Is it normal for site moderators to delete any comment without showing any reasons for the deletion? Also,isn't the concerned ...
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In comments i'm adding @username but it isn't adding up eventually.Why?

I'm adding @username (the user to whom i'm replying to) in comments but in the added comment it isn't showing up. Does that mean my comment will not be notified to the user as a message in his inbox?...
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Comment after you downvote and stop commenting +1 after you upvote

Site is now generating quality content, but few users are complaining that others users are down voting their post and are not providing any reason to do so. On the other hand am seeing lot of users ...
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Should users comment "Related question" on other questions?

Recently I marked that many users are commenting Related Question : Link to the question on other users questions, which in a way is helpful but somewhat misleading. I've seen that these questions ...
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