Came across this answer (deleted so >10K) and wanted to leave a comment saying

While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.

instead of voting for deletion or any other action.

It would have been really handy if I could somehow auto-generate this message instead of having to go to a review queue and wait til a post pop-up in so I can copy-paste the reason (which I can't really do any longer as selection on the popup box is disabled)

I realize I can construct my own message but for the consistency I prefer using the community's common message.

I've flagged for deletion and the answer has been removed but still. There are many other occasions where I'd rather just leave a message like the above.

Have I missed it somewhere or should I consider putting a feature-request together?

  • I use a clipboard tool (Ditto) to select and paste snippets of mine rather fast.
    – juergen d
    Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 14:06

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There is a userscript called Pro-Forma comments, which inserts an "auto" link next to all comment boxes. Upon pressing it, you can choose from a list of customisable comment templates to insert.

For more info (and an install link), see the Stack Apps page; AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for SE

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    excellent - exactly what I needed. Just installed the script and it works just fine!
    – user221081
    Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 14:21