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Do you have any suggestions for comment templates that you frequently use to educate (new) users? The close modal has a couple, but I think there is room for more guidance before actually closing a question.

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    You might find this tool helpful once you've collected a few comments: AutoReviewComments – Murch Mar 18 '16 at 18:54
  • @Murch wow, very cool, just installed. – Waqar Lim Apr 6 '16 at 8:20
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[Q] Chatty, open-ended questions

You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.

You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. [Chatty, open-ended questions](//$SITEURL$/help/dont-ask) diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.

[Q] More than one question asked

It is preferred if you can post separate questions instead of combining your questions into one. That way, it helps the people answering your question and also others hunting for at least one of your questions. Thanks!

It is preferred if you can post separate questions [instead of combining](//$SITEURL/help/dont-ask) your questions into one. [That way](//$SITEURL/help/how-to-ask), it helps the people answering your question and also others hunting for at least one of your questions. Thanks!

[Q] Duplicate Closure

This question will probably be closed as a duplicate soon. If the answers from the duplicates don't fully address your question please edit it to include why and flag this for re-opening. Thanks!

This question will probably be closed [as a duplicate](//$SITEURL/help/duplicates) soon. If the answers from the duplicates don't fully address your question please edit it to include why and flag this for re-opening. Thanks!

[Q] Self-Answering

Please don't place your answer in your question's post. It's totally okay to answer your own question. This will help users in the future who may face the same problems. Thanks!

Please don't place your answer in your question's post. It's totally okay to [answer your own question](//$SITEURL/help/self-answer). This will help users in the future who may face the same problems. Thanks!

[A] Answers just to say Thanks!

Please don't add "thanks" as answers. Invest some time in the site and you will gain sufficient privileges to upvote answers you like, which is the $SITENAME$ Stack Exchange way of saying thank you.

Please don't add "thanks" as answers. Invest some time in the site and you will gain sufficient [privileges](//$SITEURL/privileges) to [upvote answers](//$SITEURL/help/why-vote) you like, which is the $SITENAME$ Stack Exchange way of saying thank you.

[A] Link-Only Answers

A link alone is not considered a good answer. Links may break and the answer becomes worthless later even if the linked material answered the question initially. At least if you include a summary, the answer can somewhat stand on its own.

A link alone is not considered a [good answer](//$SITEURL/help/how-to-answer). Links may break and the answer becomes worthless later even if the linked material answered the question initially. At least if you [include a summary](//$SITEURL/help/referencing), the answer can somewhat stand on its own.

[A] Nothing but a URL (and isn't spam)

Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.

Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, [it would be preferable](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/8259) to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.

[A] Requests to OP for further information

This is really a comment, not an answer. With a bit more rep, you will be able to post comments. For the moment I've added the comment for you, and I'm flagging this post for deletion.

This is really a comment, not an answer. With a bit more rep, [you will be able to post comments](//$SITEURL/privileges/comment). For the moment I've added the comment for you, and I'm flagging this post for deletion.

[A] Commentary as an answer

This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient [reputation](http://ethereum.stackexchange.com/help/whats-reputation) you will be able to [comment on any post](http://ethereum.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/comment); instead, [provide answers that don't require clarification from the asker](http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/214173/why-do-i-need-50-reputation-to-comment-what-can-i-do-instead).

[A] OP using an answer for further information

Please use the Post answer button only for actual answers. You should modify your original question to add additional information.

Please use the *Post answer* button only for actual answers. You should modify your original question to add additional information.

[A] OP adding a new question as an answer

If you have another question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button.

If you have another question, please ask it by clicking the [Ask Question](//$SITEURL/questions/ask) button.

[A] Another user adding a 'Me too!'

If you have a NEW question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button. If you have sufficient reputation, you may upvote the question. Alternatively, "star" it as a favorite and you will be notified of any new answers.

If you have a NEW question, please ask it by clicking the [Ask Question](//$SITEURL/questions/ask) button. If you have sufficient reputation, [you may upvote](//$SITEURL/privileges/vote-up) the question. Alternatively, "star" it as a favorite and you will be notified of any new answers.

[A] New user using answer as a comment

Welcome! Please use the Post answer button only for actual answers. Please ask your question by clicking the Ask Question button. With a bit more reputation, you will be able to post comments.

Welcome!  Please use the *Post answer* button only for actual answers. Please ask your question by clicking the [Ask Question](https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/ask) button. With a bit more reputation, [you will be able to post comments](https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/privileges/comment).

[C] Too localized

This question appears to be off-topic because it is too localized.

This question appears to be off-topic because it is too localized.

[EQ] Improper tagging

The tags you were using are not appropritate for this question. Please review What are tags, and how should I use them?

The tags you were using are not appropritate for this question. Please review [What are tags, and how should I use them?](//$SITEURL/help/tagging)

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Comment template to address link-only answers with suggestion to improve:

Please try not to post link-only answers. Could you consider adding more details for instance on [suggestion]?

Examples:

Source: 5chdn

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