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I happened to notice this question, and this is something I always had a strong opinion about so I figured I might as well share it: no, providing hints is not a suitable use of comments. The underlying rule I'd go by is this: in order for a comment to be appropriate as a comment, it should be implicitly or explicitly suggesting an edit to be made to the ...


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Since a question is supposed to be well researched, I would say that the type of comments you suggest are, in fact, covered in the "When should I comment?" section. Specifically these two points are relevant: Leave constructive criticism that guides the author in improving the post; Add relevant, but minor or transient, information to a post (e.g....


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If a user wants to delete an answer of theirs, we usually assume good faith. Perhaps they've decided their answer is wrong, in which case we definitely want them to be able to remove them. In the unusual case that an answer is deleted that demonstrably should not have been , the answer can be flagged for moderator attention by any user who notices the ...


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