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Is it OK to recommend in comments?

We should only recommend software we actually used ourselfs to make sure we know what we are talking about. It is ok to recommend a tool we did not use in a comment like here or even recommend a ...
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How to behave while trying out recommendations

What's the proper way to update a question while testing out suggestions? For example, I asked for Podcast app suggestions. Now I'm trying out a couple of the suggested apps and a few that I found on ...
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Can we recommend software in comments when our personal knowledge experience isn't enough for a great answer? [duplicate]

On one hand, it seems to be a consensus (one I agree with) that if you can't write a good answer due to not knowing if the software fits ALL requirements because you're not its active user; you should ...
DVK's user avatar
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Are +1 comments always bad?

For example, someone hasn't given an answer I needed but provided some useful info. Is it wrong to comment with "+1 for …"?
Smit Johnth's user avatar
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What are our canned comments?

Now we are public, that means a bit more traffic and lots of people asking and answering. Which leads to the boredom of having to write a comment each time something is wrong with a post. So, do we ...
Braiam's user avatar
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Why are comments deleted?

I was looking at one of my old answers, and I noticed that all the comments below the answer had been deleted. I'm curious about why this has been done. The comments weren't argumentative; they were ...
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Reputation needed to post a comment is too high

I, being a small rep "stackexchangee" (I am not even sure if that's the right word), often find myself missing out in answering questions as I cannot comment. This is since the rep required to answer ...
Bob Kimani's user avatar
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Why was the virtual microphone question closed?

Question: Android Virtual Microphone Close vote reason: This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason: "This question does not appear to be ...
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How to handle one line answers vs comments

When someone posts a comment such as "I haven't tried software XYZ, but it looks like it might meet you requirements", we keep it (unless it's spam). Why? Because it is helpful and is better than ...
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Non-obsolete comments being deleted

This question of mine had a number of comments that asked for more information on the specific requirements, or discussed the tags attached to the question. The requirements that had been asked for ...
Eike P.'s user avatar
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Can I post a recommendation as an answer that was already stated in a comment?

I've come across a few questions where comments answer the question. I was wondering, if an actual answer does not exist for that comment, can I then answer that question assuming I've had experience ...
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