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Project topic and course selection questions

How about this for a template? ...
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Reference: templates for common comments

Project topics, course selection, etc. For users with enough reputation (20+) to use chat ...
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Comments on deleted answers

I'd guess it's a side effect of the fact that Stack Exchange considers comments second-class citizens: transient, liable to disappear at any time, not a priority for preserving, etc. Or, it might be ...
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Questions from unregistered users

We should not treat unregistered users any differently. Stack Exchange does not require registration so we shouldn't infer anything from a user's decision not to register. I suspect that, in this ...
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How to accept an answer of a question that has answered in comment

In those cases, you cannot accept an answer. A comment is not an answer, so you cannot mark a comment as accepted. Instead, I recommend you do one of two things: Write an answer yourself that ...
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Questions from unregistered users

Whether a user account is unregistered or registered is a technical detail that should not have any influence on how they are treated. Anyone is free to decline to answer or curate questions from ...
4 votes

Questions from unregistered users

I have some suggestions: Judge questions on their merit. Personally, I'd like to judge questions on their merits, rather than by who they are from. I'm not suggesting this as a policy to enforce on ...
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Is there a short way to reference a question in the comments?

Unfortunately there's no such shortcut. There's a standing feature request on Meta.Stackexchange.com to have link to questions get converted to their title in comments, just like they do elsewhere. ...
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3 votes

Questions from unregistered users

Treat them equal ... as far as content goes. I don't see any reason to moderate or otherwise interact differently. Of course, it's everybody's prerogative to not answer questions by unregistered ...
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Reference: templates for common comments

Broad Reference Request Reference requests that ask for a specific reference for some result are completely fine. Those that ask for "any work on X" or "best papers of area Y" are (almost) always too ...
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Reference: templates for common comments

Mathematics Questions We entertain mathematics questions if and only if there is a direct relation to computer science. In the best case this connection is layed out in the question. Other usually ...
3 votes

Reference: templates for common comments

Plagiarism Plagiarism is not cool. ...
2 votes

Reference: templates for common comments

Reference material may help Welcome to [cs.SE]! Your question is a very basic one. Let me direct you towards our reference questions which cover some fundamentals you seem to be missing in detail. ...
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Reference: templates for common comments

Bad title ...
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Bad formatting ...
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Comment threads we'd like to move to chat

Great analysis. Based on the data so far, it looks like 5 would be a reasonable threshold: a post with more than 5 comments within 3 days would raise a flag to moderators. This doesn't necessarily ...
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Comment threads we'd like to move to chat

Let's create a list of posts with not too many comments, some of which we'd rather have in chat: https://cs.stackexchange.com/a/29078 -- not the shortest thread and many comments belong here, but the ...
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Reference: templates for common comments

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