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Can we have a "Sorry, we are no longer accepting comments from this account"? [duplicate]

Especially in light of recent changes to comment flagging so that now we distinguish between comments that are chatty, flagged for general reasons, or are rude/offensive, could we have some sort of ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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291 votes
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Add the ability to ignore users

Stack Overflow has successfully borrowed at least one XBox feature (Achievements). I'd like to see another feature borrowed as well. Let's say I'm playing Halo online and another player is being a ...
Kip's user avatar
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213 votes
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What's with all the rude comments recently?

Maybe I've led a sheltered life until recently, but it really seems that comments are getting ruder and ruder. I've seen on questions by new users (rep of 1), particularly those for whom English is a ...
tvanfosson's user avatar
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115 votes
16 answers

Why is SE giving so much attention to the "be nice"-policy?

Recently we have been treated to featured meta posts and blog posts about the importance of the "be nice"-policy, and how/why it should also apply to comments. This is all fine. Educating each other ...
Jyrki_Shog9Supporter's user avatar
163 votes
4 answers

Flags in chat are defective by design

Yes, I know the topic has been discussed before. I know that Meta already has threads that complain about how flagging doesn't work. I wanted to give a practical example. Today, a user came in to the ...
Benjamin Gruenbaum's user avatar
53 votes
5 answers

Negative comments drive new users away, how can we fix this?

We've talked about how we should act towards new users a lot in the past. I'd like to discuss some of these questions again. But more important than that, I hope this question will help us learn more ...
meyumer's user avatar
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77 votes
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Please return the comment rate limit to a flat 30 seconds

Recently, Jeff was inadvertently alerted to the fact that the rate limit on comments was a flat 30 seconds, and that users could button-mash their way to success. Apparently, this was not the original ...
John Rudy's user avatar
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42 votes
4 answers

Comment flags are automatically deemed helpful if the parent post (Q or A) is deleted; this allows for abuse

I flagged a comment to one of my answers and then deleted the answer. Then I went to my flagging summary and was surprised to see that my flag has been marked as helpful. Went back to the post and saw ...
nicael's user avatar
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39 votes
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Implement a Selective Comment Ban

We all know the drill. Comments are temporary and intended to clarify stuff to make the posts better. We know they are an absolute nightmare to cleanup, but it's also really hard to figure out how to ...
jmac's user avatar
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40 votes
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Can we introduce comment flag bans as we have for posts flags?

Declined post flags give people warnings and can result in flag bans. Allow recovery from flag hellban There's a rise in both flags and in declined flags, as reviewed in these two questions: Can we ...
user avatar
22 votes
2 answers

Allowing moderator to comment-ban someone

Yesterday, I received a private mod message because I was being chatty in comments and that I should stop doing that. The message was also implying that I did not know how to use comment properly. It ...
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We should consider adding a 'cost' to comments

One of the reasons comments are so tempting is they are free. There's little risk of downvotes or upvotes, and folks often use them for things they're not meant for. A few proposals I've heard have ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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1 answer

Can the recidivism system be applied to comments?

Posting comments, like posting questions, should be seen as a consumable resource that can in fact be depleted. We should be encouraging users to post questions or answers, not comments. Some ...
Travis J's user avatar
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-21 votes
1 answer

Please give the moderators option to revoke the privilege for commenting

Doing this, the mods could stop a user from posting harmful comments, without having to resort more drastic measures (typically, giving temporary suspension). It could serve also as an intermediary ...
peterh's user avatar
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Retain viewable record of directed deleted comments?

If a comment is directed at a user (either through the @UN or in direct response to a question or answer) but then deleted, either by mods or by the commenter, can a copy of the comment be retained ...
Catija's user avatar
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