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This post inspired to start a comment template thread for Bio. Many SE sites make use of type of thread to added new and experienced users alike to provide clear, constructive comments to users who may not know all the site rules, norms, or customs.

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address these issues. Note that the next edit puts your post in the review 
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avoid minor edits and improve your question as much as possible with the 
next edit.

Multiple questions in one post

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`Please, post only one question in one post. Posting several questions in the same post is discouraged and such questions may be put on hold.

Please convert comment to an answer

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Some of the comment templates are modifications of TeX.SE templates and some are verbatim since they seem to be universal. Their templates can be found here. Additionally, I have pulled a few from Math.SE here as well.

Feel free to update, add, or reword as anyone feels necessary.

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    $\begingroup$ Relevant: AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for SE It's a userscript/addon that allows you to insert comments from a list of prepared ones. $\endgroup$ – terdon Mar 23 '15 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ @terdon feel free to add this to the post with a possible explanation on use in case others would like to incorporate it in their SE repertoire. $\endgroup$ – dustin Mar 29 '15 at 2:42

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