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Is the comment-only answer acceptable?

No Questions that are trivial enough to be answered in this way are too simple for dba.se and should be closed. If it does warrant a full answer, posting the answer as a comment makes the solution ...
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Comment of OP fundamental to question

Adding a comment seems inappropriate, as the comment does not add anything significant. A comment inviting the author to include information in the question body can be helpful. If the suggested ...
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How to start a chat?

Anyone with 100 reputation can create a chat room. Note: Anyone can view a chat room; 20 reputation is required to talk in chat When should I create a new chat room? When you find yourself wanting to ...
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Commenting on questions you don't intend to answer

These two seem like pretty uncontroversial uses for a comment: a suggestion as to how to improve the question (include a query plan, table definition, whatever); some of the general ...
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how to prevent other people's comments from being deleted?

You can't do anything about the actual comments. Comments may get flagged, they may get deleted. In a way, all comments are eventually deleted. If the comments are useful though and helped you in your ...
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Comment of OP fundamental to question

If the questioner has added further information in a comment, it is already in his words, with his phrasing. Paste it into the question proper. Some sensitive edits to correct typos, say, or to help ...
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Commenting on questions you don't intend to answer

Edit: Seeing as your question changed slightly I have modified my answer. Being around DBA.SE a while I would answer your questions as follows: A partial "guess" answer could can be appended as a ...
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How to add image in comment section?

You are too diligent :) and so read too much of the formatting help. It starts with Comments support only bold, italic, code and links; in addition, a few shorthand links are available. Under ...
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Change the "add a comment" link text?

Change it to "suggest improvements" on answers and "ask for clarification" on questions because...
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Link to chat discussion gives 404 after undeleting the room

It looks like the room was automatically judged "not worth retaining" by the system: Rooms will exist indefinitely, so long as there is at least one person actively talking in the room. A ...
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Link to chat discussion gives 404 after undeleting the room

I tried to capture most of that content in a community wiki answer to the question, and I'm not sure the chat adds that much in this case. On reflection, you're right: That chat doesn't add much ...
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Unable to add comments for posted question due to javascript error

Debugging If you open up the Developer Console (F12) in Chrome and switch to the sources tab, you will find that some portions of the sites you are visiting are being serviced from different domains ...
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Change the "add a comment" link text?

Change it to “suggest improvements or ask for clarification” for answers and “ask for clarification” for questions because... Someone may like to “ask for clarification” with respect to answers as ...
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Change the "add a comment" link text?

Leave it as "add a comment" because... ...The drawback on changing from add a comment to anything else is the question from @RDFozz regarding Commenting on questions you don't intend to answer (...

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