Linked Questions

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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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46answers
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What privilege should 30k users get?

The last time we lifted the level cap was in 2015. In 2014, we added a unilateral close-as-duplicate power for gold tag badge holders, but no new reputation level. So we've been thinking about giving ...
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26answers
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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, ...
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3answers
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Provide a tool for moderators to migrate comments to chat

One issue we have on Programmers.SE is that people like to have extended discussions in comments on answers and questions. Try as we might to delete long comment chains and educate them about chat (...
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11answers
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Which SO (not MSO) behaviors are we most “losing the battle” against?

It occurred to me today that there are quite a few things that we, as human beings, are naturally inclined to do on SO but really "ought" not to for the sake of the site. They're the kind of things ...
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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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7answers
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How can we measure the cost of displaying comments?

As you can see from Jay's answer we have some internal disagreements about how much signal we lose from displaying comments and, more critically, how much hiding that signal would cost. I waved my ...
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3answers
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Make comment flagging work more like chat flagging, available to users with 10k reputation

Chat flags are handled fast. So fast they're often gone before I click the little flag notification. Comment flags are handled slow. Only mods can see them and they're quite low priority. Like chat ...
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4answers
506 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
590 views

Allow for setting comments to “auto-expire”, to become “temporary comments”

Meanwhile, in August 2009 "noise" was added as reason for comment flagging, and the comment flags show in the 10k tools. And Allow low-rep users to suggest edits is on its way. Hence: I don't care for ...
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1answer
303 views

Why are the on-hold/closed/etc banners above the comments now?

It looks like banners for questions that are on-hold/closed/locked/deleted/etc are now located above the comments, rather than below. I'm curious why this change was made. Increased visibility for ...
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2answers
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Let comments decay by default, add option to make them permanent

Many comments become noise over time. At the same time, some comments add valuable information to the question or answer and should be preserved permanently. So far, all efforts to conceive a clean-...
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3answers
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Allow downvoting of comments to hide them automatically

I know this was declined years ago in this old feature request, but my feature request is actually pretty different. The main purpose of my idea is to collect more signal about comments that would ...
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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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3answers
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Should all comments be deleted?

Sometimes, mods delete comments. In fact, sometimes mods delete entire comment threads. This inspires people to come to this meta or site-specific metas to ask "why were my comments deleted" (e.g. ...

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