I would like transfer comments without having to copy it myself.

How to achieve that?

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    the datetime stamps at the end of comments are also links. use these to cite the source
    – Memor-X
    Nov 25, 2016 at 5:50
  • How do I cite the comment?
    – David Tang
    Nov 25, 2016 at 5:53
  • i just said, "the datetime stamps at the end of comments are also links", you copy these links
    – Memor-X
    Nov 25, 2016 at 5:54
  • I think if you notice a yellow query box, it's like template on how to cite it as an mini-Markdown. I tried just straight copying, the time stamp isn't linked to the page made previous
    – David Tang
    Nov 25, 2016 at 6:04

2 Answers 2


You either have to copy it by hand or link the comment (you can use the timestamp of the comment which serves as link).

So my options would be:

According to this comment you can do this or that.


My comment here says:

How do I cite the comment?

  • So whatever on the answer also applies to the comment
    – David Tang
    Nov 25, 2016 at 6:48
  • What do you mean? Yes, you can cite them the same way as answers. Nov 25, 2016 at 6:48
  • I actually tried to just cite the author's name, it didn't get referenced, I think its from editing too many times that it doesn't accept any more answers then 5 mins
    – David Tang
    Nov 25, 2016 at 6:51
  • You can't do that automatically. You have to do it by hand. Nov 25, 2016 at 6:56
  • Ok so I deleted it. It didn't work after the 3rd time; So I have to link the comment by hand again, but when I did, I could not edit it, which apparently accepts it just once before consider permanent?
    – David Tang
    Nov 25, 2016 at 7:07
  • After 5 minutes the comment is permanent and only moderators can change it. Nov 25, 2016 at 7:11
  • Oh I see only the moderators can
    – David Tang
    Nov 25, 2016 at 7:13

Right-click the comment timestamp and click copy link address to copy a link to the comment. When you visit that link, the page will scroll down to the comment and it will flash orange.

See the image:

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