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Since you can write more. It's harder to do a quick overview of what you've written. So how about increasing the height of the comment textarea from 60px to 90-100px.

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Definitely. It's not even like it's taking up more screen real estate for the average user, as it doesn't appear until it's clicked. – Macha Aug 2 '09 at 22:07
Chrome lets you can resize the comment box – Vincent Buck Aug 2 '09 at 22:27
Actually it will be any browser with CSS 3.0 support that should allow the resizing of text areas. – ChrisF Aug 2 '09 at 22:31
@Vincent Are you sure you aren't mixing up the comment and answer boxes? I can resize the answer box, but not the comment box. – Macha Aug 2 '09 at 22:50
@Macha - I can resize both in Chrome. I'd post a screen shot, but it's getting late & I'm just taking one last look at SO before shutting the machine down for the night. – ChrisF Aug 2 '09 at 22:56
use this bookmarklet to resize any textbox: or this Firefox addon: – Sam Hasler Aug 3 '09 at 9:08

Better yet, keep it small starting out, but then make it grow as you type into it!

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Or, Stack Overflow could use the $.Resizable() plugin (same thing they're using on Answers and Questions right now).

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