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There are many comments I find myself leaving often. Probably the most common is a reminder to back up answers, but "be nice", "one question per question", and "visit the help page" all come up frequently too.

On other stacks, I have observed something like standard comments that get left in these situations. They aren't formal, just nice copy that is being recycled.

I wanted to open up a space where we can develop our own common comments in the hopes of improving the quality of our interactions with users.

I will post my own below to get things started. Let's try to keep one "comment" per answer so users will know what they are upvoting/downvoting/suggesting edits too.

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Questions here have specific factual answers. Your question might be better suited to a chat room or a traditional forum, as you'll get more helpful feedback on a site intended for open-ended discussion.

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Can you provide a link to further reading?

The intent is something to point out that sources would help while being non-confrontational.

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    Would it be more educational to also link to the back-it up post on meta? – indigochild Jul 18 '18 at 16:14
  • Certainly pointing users to existing discussions on meta is better than recreating them in comments, but I would suggest not leading with it is less confrontational or dismissive and more engaging. – user9389 Jul 18 '18 at 16:30

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