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What should we do about snarky comments denigrating specific works?

Flag 'em. It might be arguable whether they count as "rude or offensive", but at best they're "not constructive". This falls under the same basic rules of courtesy as this recently-featured main ...
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How do I add links into comments?

[link text](http://example.com) is how you do it. It works in posts too. If you go to post a comment, there is a link to a 'help' page. That page1 says: Comments support only bold, italic, code ...
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How do I add links into comments?

From main meta: [meta] – link to the current site's Meta; link text is the site name, "Literature Meta". Does nothing in comments on Meta itself. [main] – like [meta], just the other way ...
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I couldn't comment on your site because my rating was below 50

The way the Stack Exchange (SE) system (that Literature, this website, is a part of) works, commenting on other people's posts is a privilege, awarded when a user reaches 50 reputation points. One of ...
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Is there a list of comment templates available?

Personally I never use comment templates, always writing comments from scratch to welcome new users to the site or suggest improvements to posts. No disrespect to those who use templates, but I feel ...
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Is there a list of comment templates available?

There is a helpful userscript Auto Review Comments which I use (on many other sites in the network) for exactly this purpose. It contains some stock comments useful on any site (e.g. the ones similar ...
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Is there a list of comment templates available?

I am in favour of creating such a list or repository. I have seen similar lists on other sites: English Language Learners, English Language and Usage, Spanish Language SE Being able to copy and ...
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What do we think about answers-in-comments for recommendation questions?

*removes mod hat* This is not a statement of site policy but just my personal opinion; vote on it as you see fit. I don't see a big problem with these comments. Arguments in favour of allowing them: ...
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Should we be using comments as substitutes for answers?

Technically, you're right: comments are supposed to be used for feedback on the question, not for suggesting answers. And I know some SE sites take a hard line on 'answers as comments' and tend to ...
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