Linked Questions

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Convert a chain of comments into a Chat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Provide a tool for moderators to migrate comments to chat As a moderator do I have a way to convert a chain of comments between two or more participants, not including myself, ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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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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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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A guide to moderating comments

Commenting is one of the unsung heroes of Stack Exchange. The help center suggestions that you should submit a comment if you want to: Request clarification from the author; Leave constructive ...
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Should “move-to-chat” be provided on demand (as a button perhaps)?

When comments get too chatty the move-to-chat feature asks if you'd like to move it out. But this often happens after the fact and thus doesn't prevent it. I propose that: Move-to-chat be provided ...
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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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Is it possible to import comments into a chat room without the link appearing? [duplicate]

Question: For an answer on a stack exchange site with say 8 comments, how can I / is it possible to import the comments into a chat room? Background: I was helping with a question and made several ...
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Can we get a comments only lock?

Currently moderators have the ability to lock posts, for any of the following reasons: Content dispute (~ edit wars), Historical significance (to prevent great but off topic questions from being ...
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Le proposte del tipo “<sito> in <lingua>” creano inaccettabili barriere linguistiche e vanno uccise con il massimo pregiudizio

You're probably reading that and thinking, "what?!", and reaching for your close votes or your edit sticks. And that's a perfectly good thing. That's precisely the kind of feeling I want. What on ...
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Where did all the comments go on “Is `*--p` actually legal(well formed) in C++03”? [closed]

This answer of mine: https://stackoverflow.com/a/8845623/103167 used to have a lot of relevant comments from multiple users. Now they're gone, and not even a note from a diamond mod saying they were ...
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How should long comment threads with important information in them be handled?

Apparently, some moderators feel that they have a duty to delete long comment threads, no matter what. That once the thread is automatically flagged for being unusually active, it is an indisputable ...
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Is the official comment policy obsolete, and should we change it?

Here's what the "comment everywhere" privilege page currently states: When should I comment? Comments are intended to: provide feedback on posts add relevant, but minor, information ...
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Why was this question locked?

I would like to know why the following question was locked: Ajax.ActionLink in MVC3 not working I was trying to gather more feedback from the user to understand the behavior described in his question ...
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Add a “move comments to chat” link in the “mod” menu, instead of only in the flag dashboard

Currently, the only way to migrate comments to chat is if a "too many comments" autoflag is raised on the post, in which case there's a "move to chat" button in the flag dashboard. Could this be ...

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