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Is there a list of generic help comments?

Is there a list of generic comments available to users with higher rep to use in instances of reviewing and general site moderation? I've seen some users re-use the same moderation comments (e.g., ...
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When are citations needed in an answer?

With the site's graduation and increase in low-rep visitors, some of whom are beginning to answer, I (and many others) have had to comment a number of times that answers need to be supported by ...
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Chat room access minimum rep override?

I just had an extended discussion with a new user about how to write good answers and how to earn rep etc. which had to take place in the comments section of a post. About 15-20 comments were ...
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What are some good, informative comments I can leave for new users?

Many questions on this site are from new/low-reputation users who may not know all of the common rules and expectations of Biology and SE sites in general. Compounding this is the fact that users ...
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What is a “post notice” or “notice on answer”?

A message appeared in my Inbox informing me that . . . a notice had been attached to one of my accepted answers. The notice seems to me a comment from a moderator, but as far as I can tell the author ...
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Answering questions which have been answered in comments

Some questions have been answered completely in comments to those questions. In that case, what should be done, answer the question officially, even if it means repeating everything said in the ...
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Why was this answer moved to a comment?

Which of the two chromosomes in a pair is expressed? The first comment on this question was originally posted as an answer. Both statements made are correct and at the level that the question was ...
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How do I deal with a question that keeps on going?

A few weeks ago I came across this question. It was pretty interesting to me and I figured it was one that I could handle answering. In the beginning, I had some communication with the asker, simply ...
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Comment templates to provide to new users or users who need a reminder

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 ...
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How to welcome someone to our site

I recently gained some reviewing privileges here on Biology and really enjoy using them to the best of my ability. I like being fair and giving people - especially new users - the best possible chance ...
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Obsolete comments - the continuation

This question was formulated after there was an extensive amount of commenting on the following question: How can action potentials be generated through thoughts? Basically what happened was that ...
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what to do with obsolete comments

Suppose I place an answer comment (e.g. elaborate your answer, don't provide only a link bladibla) and the person adjusts the answer and it's worth a +1. Meanwhile, my comment has been upvoted as well,...
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How to tag answers which are comments?

How do I tag answers correctly, which are rather a comment than an answer. The option "is not an answer" which I choose usually has been disputed a number of times. This makes no sense for me, ...
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Comments with Answers

I've seen a few questions now that have 0 answers, but have long comments that for all intents are trying to answer rather than clarify the question. For example, this post. When I see a comment ...
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Comment deletion?

In reference to the question about whether the mRNA or the ribosome move during translation, a number of the comments do not add anything to the understanding of answers or constructively promote ...
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Comment removal policy

I have seen two of my comments, asking for further details on the question asked, removed. The questions were these: How do Proteins migrate in MES vs. MOPS How do SDS-PAGE gels differ in a Bis-...