Whenever reviewing Low-Quality Posts (Answers) I generally choose to comment if appropriate situation is detected, But if a comment is present on the answer already, should I select No comment Needed option?

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    I think that's a bug. Normally, when you choose the same comment, the existing coment is upvoted.
    – terdon
    Jun 22, 2017 at 8:46
  • @terdon yes, I've seen it multiple times Jun 22, 2017 at 10:49
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    This is an older post by Eliah meta.askubuntu.com/q/4219 which is very related to this question
    – Dan
    Jun 22, 2017 at 13:35

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Oh, hello there! I see my name. Cool.

What should happen is that you select an existing comment and the existing one gets upvoted.

What does happen is that a second comment gets posted. Meh.

So, while we're grounded in reality instead of our ideal fantasies, the best course of action is to upvote the existing comment and select the No Comment Needed option. See Eliah's excellent writeup (let's ignore the fact that the words "Eliah" and "excellent" are redundant) on this topic.

If you see this happen, feel free to also flag the later comment as obsolete/not constructive/a duplicate. They're basically free flags at that point.

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    ++ for the redundancy :-)
    – guntbert
    Jun 26, 2017 at 19:37

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