Edit - After talking it over with the other moderators it appears that I'm in the wrong here and the comments in the posts should have been removed. Comments should consist of:
Additoinal Notes ( that may need to eventually be added to the post )
Unfortunately, unlike post flags, comment flags don't appear to come with any sort of ...
Only moderators can delete other people’s comments. Should we do that in such cases?
No. This would be minimum as rude, as you think the comments are. And imo it would be a misuse of your admin super powers.
Where's the difference?
You're expecting users that have some reputation to be wise enough to get around it and be friendly. But they aren'...
There seems to be a consensus not to touch these comments. So be it.
But I ask you all to take the time and give specific hints whenever possible. Our site is very unique. We should help our new members to learn how it works, and we should give them the impression that we really want to help.
@jmort253 had an interesting idea recently:
Here's a good ...
It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question, see the FAQ.
This is just an example, there are other members doing this too. Sometimes the comments contains just the link, sometimes a ...
This is one of topics in SE network that are beaten to death.
Short version - enforcing explanations not going to happen.
Long version - while it seems like a no-brainer to ask for explanation, in practice silent downvotes turn out to be more calm and less dramatic process. There is a lot of effort and tolerance, required from all participating parties, to ...
I have cleaned it up.
You kinda asked for it (lesson learned I hope), but the response you got for it did not contribute to improving your question.
Your last edit seems perfectly reasonably formulated to me and better explanation why you want it that way, than original form of it.