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9 votes

When is a comment not a comment?

Unlike the voting system (which is anonymous and mainly useful as a signal to other site visitors) the comment system is a feedback mechanism that can help the post author make a better post. ...
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8 votes

Deleting the standard welcome message after a time

I don't think it hurts to leave the welcome messages. They indicate that the user was new here at the time. It's not as though we're posting new welcome messages to users who have been here for two or ...
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Are Christianity Stack participants obliged to respond to comments about their Answers?

There is no obligation to enter into discussions that shouldn't even be there. In fact, one probably just shouldn't, to discourage the behavior. If a user posts an answer, and someone comments how to ...
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Are Christianity Stack participants obliged to respond to comments about their Answers?

Agree with @kutschkem. Just adding a tip that if you think the comments are by new visitors unfamiliar with how the site works, or users ignorant of the policy (in good faith, i.e. willing to be ...
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Is there more than one way to tag a fellow user in comments?

They're not tags, they mean In Other Words, and Too Long Didn't Read (used to introduce a summary.) These abbreviations are easy to look up on the internet you know :)
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What about people who don't have Pastors?

We're giving them the solution they need: find a local church and begin a relationship with them. If they need help with that, we can help, but I don't think I've ever seen anyone who asked one of ...
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Are Christianity Stack participants obliged to respond to comments about their Answers?

If a comment on an answer, or even on a question, is argumentative, and would lead into a debate about theological differences, the best thing to do is not to respond, but to flag it for moderator ...
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Deleting the standard welcome message after a time

There's some relevant advice on Meta.SE: Should "Welcome to [site]" (and nothing else) comments be flagged? All the answers to that question are upvoted and advice ranges from It depends ...
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show 1 more comment but no more comments exist

You're being thrown off by the fact that the comments are prioritized. If it runs out of room to show all the comments, the system tries to keep a couple of the most highly voted comments. In many ...
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