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As the title asks... I'm doing my normal reviews and the one hing I do on almost every "first post from a new user" is welcome them to the site and put suggested links to help them learn the ropes. See Why are some people reviewing new posts and not directing them to the meta and help pages?

I can no longer post comments... At the bottom of the post being reviewed, it says:

comments disabled on deleted / locked posts / reviews

Why did this change and what's the reasoning? Isn't this counter-productive?

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    I just came to ask the same thing. – Ryan Frame Sep 30 '13 at 22:50
  • I equally thought it ridiculous that you cannot comment vote on the close review tab. I actually find it stupid that any of the normal functions would be limited when using the review tab. – 3961 Sep 30 '13 at 23:50
  • We should broach this on meta.stackoverflow. I completely concur that disabling comments is a bad thing during reviews! – Affable Geek Oct 1 '13 at 1:25
  • I can only assume that somebody doesn't like the "Welcome to C.SE!" or the guidance we give people - but both are good things! – Affable Geek Oct 1 '13 at 1:26
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    So, here's the post to Meta.SO: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/198951/… Guess we'll all find out together! – Affable Geek Oct 1 '13 at 1:32
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Per the answer on @affable's meta.so question, this appears to be a bug that will be fixed soon.

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