Linked Questions

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Hide trivial comments

Update: this particular implementation has been abandoned for now, please help us measure the cost of displaying comments instead. If you look around the internet, you'll find that: 99.9 percent ...
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4answers
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How can we avoid comments intended to be helpful being perceived as unfriendly?

I think we can all agree that comments like this add nothing of value to the site: “-1 for choosing an answer that didn't actually answer your question (which was "why does...?"), then again ...
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4answers
522 views

Automatically hide old comments

Comments are useful. Many, many posts need some small amount of meta discussion, and comments fulfill this need. Comments are also noisy and distracting. Occasionally, someone will post an ...
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6answers
637 views

Dealing with the weeds that are comments on Stack Overflow

Comments are impermanent. They've always been meant to be. The problem is, unless a moderator goes through a question and physically deletes the comments, they're pretty permanent. Why is this a ...
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3answers
275 views

URL should not count towards a comment's character count [duplicate]

It's happened many times that I have to shorten a URL (using bit.ly, etc) or my comment so that it fits the 600 character limit for comments. This is especially annoying when I have a 2-sentence ...
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0answers
396 views

Add a “remove in 60 days” comment flag

The current modus operandi to clean up comment threads that are extremely chatty, obsolete, or consist of pointless discussion is to flag them for moderator attention. This works; however, it would ...
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1answer
108 views

Auto-deletion of old comments based on the number of upvotes [duplicate]

I've encountered some Meta posts on the sites I am active or used to be active that complain about moderators' deleting comments without notifying the OP. Some OPs even complain that their comments ...
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2answers
275 views

Why can't we edit other user's comments?

I have seen so many times users make mistakes in comments. For instance: They just write code as simple statements. Drop direct reference link. Don't use backticks for code highlights Even ...
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1answer
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Hide most comments on “old” Stack Overflow posts [duplicate]

Proposal For Stack Overflow, I suggest the following modification: For the first X days of a post's existence, comments are displayed as they are now. X should be set based on the number of days an ...
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2answers
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Moot comments: Could comment timelines synchronize with question/answer edits?

Example Situation I've noticed on a few posts I've been involved with that an answer will be provided and the question/answer author's post will be edited enough to make the comment thread irrelevant....