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Comment owner should be notified if comment is flagged as obsolete (not otherwise) [duplicate]

Frequently, I suggest a post author to make a particular change. The author makes the change, then notified me in a comment to inform me. I delete my comment (which is now obsolete) and flag the ...
gerrit's user avatar
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Allow an edit to notify downvoters: "I think I've fixed the issue now - please check"

To me, a downvote usually indicates a problem with an answer. When I downvote it's to mark the answer as having a problem, not the person. If the answer is fixed, I want to remove that downvote - but ...
Jon Skeet's user avatar
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Help us figure out a way to handle the explosion of comments on Stack Overflow [closed]

As a frequent user of Stack Overflow, I see a lot of conversations that happen in comments. Whole questions are answered in the comments. Often, the comments have useful information, but ultimately, ...
George Stocker's user avatar
121 votes
12 answers

Make comment flags less stupid

Update: declining this in favor of Drop "not constructive", combine "noisy", reword "rude" and "other" comment flags I'm sick of comment flags, and I'm pretty ...
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Drop "not constructive", combine "noisy", reword "rude" and "other" comment flags

The problem Comments are terrible; no one agrees on what they're for, or how long they should be kept. Comment flags are equally terrible, because if no one's on the same page as far as what should be ...
Shog9's user avatar
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Help people learn how to write good comments instead of just flagging them

I have just read the blog post Iterating on Inclusion by Sara Chipps about all the recent changes SE made to improve the site experience. These are all great ideas but they have one single common ...
Christine H. Richards's user avatar
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Will I be notified if one of my comments is flagged?

I don't see any area in my profile that would indicate this, unless I'm just missing it
KodeKreachor's user avatar
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Edit makes comment meaningless: Now what?

Often, an edit in response to a comment makes the comment appear out of context to visitors from the future. What is the best way to handle this? Currently: Commentator needs to actively look out for ...
ArjunShankar's user avatar
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Evolving answers and outdated comments

Many comments highlight a problem with an answer or a question. The author often acts on the comments and addresses them, making them obsolete. It would be nice to let authors explicitly address ...
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Deleting comments which are replied to should not be so easy

There are quite a lot of apparent monologues in comments which where actually replies to other comments leaving an incomplete conversation. If the original commenter wants to delete his comment, those ...
Tobias Kienzler's user avatar
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Can we add more information to "no longer needed" flags?

As a moderator on a couple comment-heavy sites, I see a lot of "no longer needed" comment flags. But that doesn't tell me why it's no longer needed, so to evaluate it I usually have to read through a ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Automatic deletion of 'reply' comments

Kind of related to this question: Should we get notified of deleted comments we've replied to? I just deleted some comments that were a reply to a comment that was deleted. Unfortunately, the ...
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Should we get notified of deleted comments we've replied to?

If I post a reply to a comment and that comment gets deleted, I'd often want to delete my comment as it often doesn't make sense or is redundant. In the interest of removing more of these comments, ...
George Duckett's user avatar
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Insta-delete obsolete comment if I was the one @replied

Typical scenario: I leave a comment on a post pointing out some issue or requesting some sort of clarification Someone comes along and addresses the issue or fixes the post, then leaves an @reply for ...
ale's user avatar
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Provide a bronze badge for deleting one's own old comment

We have an enormous number of bronze badges on StackOverflow to help new users learn the basic functionality of the site. I propose a bronze badge for deleting a dated comment one has left: Deleted ...
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