What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 131 Stack Exchange communities.

How can I separate paragraphs in comments? Is such a feature provided for comments? Sometimes I need to write a piece of code in comments and that's when I really need to separate lines from each other, but it seems that I can't do it in comments.

share|improve this question
    
You can't. (stupid 15 character limit) –  alex Dec 14 '09 at 14:06
    
John, thanks for this idea, but my point in talking about paragraphs was in the difficulty of writing scripts (code) in comments, a case when I really need to separate one line from another. In your examples here you still couldn't separate lines. –  brilliant Dec 15 '09 at 11:08

2 Answers 2

up vote 5 down vote accepted

Comments were not really designed for this. If you need to add code, consider editing your initial answer (if applicable), or write your own answer. If it's just a short snippet, I'm sure most people will understand what you're trying to say (unless the code is in Whitespace, in which case you're out of luck).

That way, the community can upvote/downvote your answer based on its value. If it's a comment, it can only be upvoted, which doesn't always say much.

share|improve this answer
    
I understand now. Thank you very much for your answer! –  brilliant Dec 14 '09 at 14:18
    
Brilliant :)! Glad to know I could help. –  alex Dec 14 '09 at 14:36

Paragraphs and code snippets are not supported in comments.

If you need to write a piece of code, or even more then one paragraph, in comments, you're not using the system correctly. Major changes to a question/answer should be done as edits to the original question/answer, not as comments. The commenting feature is for extended discussion of a question/answer.

Meta is an exception, and often extended discussions lead to multiple comments by a single OP.

share|improve this answer
    
I see. Thank you Diago! –  brilliant Dec 14 '09 at 14:19
    
s/your/you're/ (......) –  Cheeso Dec 15 '09 at 6:37
1  
Except that sometimes I find extended discussion of an answer takes a lot of characters. –  David Thornley Dec 15 '09 at 20:32

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .