Please stop leaving "welcome to the site" comments.
The best way to be welcoming to new users is to assist them:
Answer their questions
Vote up good posts
Edit for grammar and clarity
Ask for clarifications
Provide actionable feedback if their question is closed
You can also call out bad behavior from others. It is far more important to not have ...
Good question, which I think boils down to: Should answers try to address everything the OP is asking?
As contained in our Help Center's docs on How do I write a good answer: Any answer that gets the asker going in the right direction is helpful, but do try to mention any limitations, assumptions or simplifications in your answer.
Reviewing the comments, ...
Comments are designed to contain ephemeral, short-lived discussions surrounding the parent post, and it's expected that anything meaningful resulting from the conversations be moved into the post itself. Comments that add no intrinsic value to the parent are subject for removal, often because they become obsolete, chatty or just totally lacking context after ...
I had already suspended the user. My only options were to delete the comment or dismiss the flag. I didn't think the comment was so bad that I needed to delete it, so I dismissed it.
The flag was helpful, but for comments there doesn't seem to be a way of dismissing the flag and marking it as helpful.
"Unhelpful" flags don't count against you in any ...
I can imagine that it is a very tough job moderating a site like this one. Indeed, other Stack Exchanges sites are far more active and the job much larger.
Personality, expertise, and experience will always be a part of the human equation. Whenever humans are a part of the process, the effect will change depending upon the individual and the days experience....
The comments on other answers were removed as non-constructive and off-topic. Comments maybe removed that do not:
Try to improve the post it appears on, or which introduces a topic
unrelated to the question or answer.
That also includes comments that invite extended discussions or are difficult to follow, which seemed to be the case here as well.