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to avoid comments like the sixth one on this post

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Really, Vlad should have just edited his answer to correspond to the edit you made to your question. I've done so now...

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I agree, the issue was not a problem with the system. – juanformoso Feb 24 '10 at 13:23
... in this particular case. – Brad Gilbert Feb 24 '10 at 17:08
@Brad: point being, we should avoid comments like that by discouraging them, not by making them more usable - even if the code was displayed properly in a tooltip, you'd still have to expand the comments and hover over the 6th one in order to view it, while an edit to the question allows instant viewing, copying, etc. – Shog9 Feb 24 '10 at 17:34

I'm not really keen on the idea of encouraging codes within comments, short inline ones are fine with me though.

And you wouldn't want a pop-up/tooltip that is longer/taller than your browser view port.

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