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What are some good, informative comments I can leave for new users?

Sometimes closing for "homework" is confusing to users if they truly are not asking for a homework assignment. More often, the flagged post simply just does not indicate the OP performed any ...
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Answers left unvoted/unaccepted

Sometimes people comment on answers, either to explain why they are down-voting them or to suggest an improvement. However, there is a certain reluctance to do this as it can be met with an abusive ...
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Answers left unvoted/unaccepted

SE wide, feedback is primarily provided via the voting system; if your posts are below our standards, you'll know soon enough (downvotes). If they are outstanding, you'll notice through upvotes. ...
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Is there a list of generic help comments?

In the review queue some verdicts end up with being accompanied by an automated comment, for example a delete vote on an answer. I can't find a good example online (many of mine indeed got deleted :-) ...
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What are some good, informative comments I can leave for new users?

Questions that are not vague/asking for tutorial but are too broad for the scope of the site. Your question appears very broad; you can find entire books/reviews dedicated to this topic. Please ...
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Is it possible to see the comments of a deleted answer?

FWIW, the deleted answer is below, and this is the Guardian link. The answer was posted by a user who is no longer registered, either of their own choice, or because of bad behavior (spam) elsewhere. ...
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Are comments that partially answer the question discouraged?

Is there a policy regarding this in biology.stackexchange.com? Yes. The policy is quite clear. It is the general policy of Stack Exchange that appears in the question comment box of every Stack ...
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Are comments that partially answer the question discouraged?

I tend to say to users that have hidden answers in the comments that comments are for comments, answers are for answers It's a cliche, but it's just what it is. The help center is also quite ...
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Are comments that partially answer the question discouraged?

disclaimer: this is just my own opinion as a user and, though it may be reflected in how I currently think about comment flags, this is my own personal answer and not representative of the other mods ...
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Is it possible to see the comments of a deleted answer?

The answer didn't receive any upvotes, no downvotes and there were no comments placed. Deleted answers, their comment history and the number of votes on them are, afaik, only visible to the mod team. ...
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Are comments that partially answer the question discouraged?

See here for a discussion on this from way back. What are the reasons to withhold answering in the comments? You already posed a few scenarios. They are all valid in my opinion. Some questions are ...
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