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Are people really being notified of comments in answers, or they just don't want to answer them?

According to the Comment Privilege page, one of the reasons we should comment is "Request clarification from the author". So did I, two days ago, in my first question here. It's been two days since I ...
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How to ask multiple follow-up questions

Fairly lengthy answers (such as this or this) are wont to invite multiple follow-up questions by the same person. My question is, what's the best way to ask multiple follow-up questions? It seems ...
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What happens when you vote up comments?

What happens when you vote up comments? Does it give points or something?
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Make comments required for down votes?

On a forum for learning Japanese, I think that when an answer is down voted, it should require a comment to explain what the issue in the question or answer is. I understand the premise behind the ...
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Would allowing preformatted anonymous critical comments help?

It's sometimes frustrating to get downvotes on posts without getting any feedback on what's wrong with them. Would people be more willing to provide critical comments if they could choose from a list ...
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Can comments be made to count as activity?

Currently, comments don't bump a question on the 'recently active' questions view; only edits and new answers do. Comments also don't notify anyone except the question/answer owner they are attached ...
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Allow flagging of upvoted comments

Currently, Stack Exchange doesn't allow flagging of comments you've upvoted. For most flag reasons (for example, spam), you shouldn't upvote them in the first place, but it's reasonable for an ...
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Where did the comments go?

A few hours ago this question How to Make a Large 々 With the Keyboard had several comments attached to the question, but now they are gone. Where did they go?
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Should we be able to downvote comments here?

There has been discussion about this on meta SE, but I want to ask about it here too. Comments do not serve the same function on all sites on SE, and this leads me to wonder if this sort of 'one size ...
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Does @username-san work in comments?

When doing a comment, should @username-san notify the user that they've been replied to? Someone recently @AndrewGrimm-san'd me, and I didn't get notified of it.
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Comment character limit

So, comments are limited to a certain number of characters (seems to be 600, or thereabouts; I'll say 600 for the purpose of this post). However, I sometimes link to other posts/sites in a comment, ...
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Comments are not for Answers

I will abstain from linking to specific posts or single out users, but I have noticed a definite trend in people using comments to post what amount to answers: good or bad answers, maybe, but not ...
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Where is the comment button?

I found a question I'm not able to answer definitively, but I do have advice, and I wanted to leave a comment on the question, but I can't for the life of me find the 'comment' button. Please help!
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Should good comments be merged into the answer post or be left as comments?

This is probably more of a SE usage question, but if the answer has a comment on it that is really good, like a link proving the answer is correct. Should we edit the answer to include that link, or ...
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Disappearing comments and answers on meta.

Can comments or answers disappear other than being deleted by their authors? I am sure there was another answer besides mine on "Spelling" tag, does it make sense for Japanese? and maybe I ...