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How to type italics or bold inside code in a comment

How can you put italics or bold inside code in a comment? For example, to produce normal italic in a comment I've tried `normal _italic_` `normal `_`italic`_ <code>normal _italic_</code> ...
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Add comment link disappears after deleting the last comment on an answer on mobile

To reproduce: Find a post with no comments Add a comment Delete the comment Now unable to add a comment as the "Add comment" link disappears at the same time as the comment. Refreshing the page ...
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Unupvoting comment disables “I'm done” button, even when you've upvoted another comment

Upvoting comments counts as an 'action' in the First Posts and Late Answers review queue, and therefore enables the "I'm Done" button. It makes sense that when you immediately unupvote the comment, ...
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Weird duplicate “Possible duplicate of” comment

As I was looking at this question, two people voted to close it as duplicate. Before the question was closed (and the vote-to-close comments deleted), there were two close vote comments. The first had ...
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Posting a comment results in a blank page in iOS app [duplicate]

When submitting a comment on any post, the page will become blank and stay that way. Occasionally it may reload the post, but in order to see the comment you have to go to the previous page and then ...
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Move-to-chat notification - can it be changed for a specific site?

This has recently come up on the Writing site: Can the language asking a user to move a discussion to chat be customized? My assumption is that this is a system-level setting and can't easily be ...
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Some moderator tools related to deleted comments aren't working

Since at least 1 August, the moderator tool “show X deleted comments” leads to a 404 page. For example: on Is the calculation of infinite sums solvable by a computer?, I click “mod” then “show 7 ...
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People behavior : newcomer answer destroyed because it's not a comment, but he can't wrote comment on other posts because he has 1 reputation point [migrated]

A newcommer helped us on a post on SeasonnedAdvice : A strange cooker or fait-tout or... what can it be?. Because it was is first post on StackExchange, he wasn't able to post a comment with 1 ...
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Test question in review queues does not change comment date correctly [duplicate]

While reviewing questions in the review queue, sometimes StackOverflow will change the question dates and hide votes to test if the reviewer is paying attention or not. While the date of the ...
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Is it a right practice to reflag a rude or unfriendly comment if moved to chat?

We generally flag rude or unfriendly comments for deletion. But sometimes moderators may miss those comment flags when comment section is a place of conversation and many other normal comments are ...
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Why am I seeing a comment in red color, blocking access to the flag button?

Nat comment on Operation Unz̖̬̜̺̬a͇͖̯͔͉l̟̭g͕̝̼͇͓̪͍o̬̝͍̹̻, when copy-pasted, looks like: @L.F. Too late... ...far too late... Too late... ...far too late... ...
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Dash on different line as commenter's username

In the comments section, I have noticed that often if the user's username gets carried over to the next line if it is too long. That is fine, but I have noticed that when this happens, the dash that ...
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Bugs when viewing comments as a logged-out user in mobile view

A few bugs happens when viewing comments by using the mobile view of Stack Exchange sites, as an anonymous user. Bug #1 The first is about the "add a comment" link missing. When not logged-in, if a ...
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Should I remove my comment that became irrelevant after an edit?

Someone posted an incorrect answer, I pointed it out, they edited the answer so it is now correct and my comment is no longer relevant. What is the etiquette: should I remove my comment or post a ...
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Is there a difference between “It's No Longer Needed” flag between main and per meta sites?

Is there a difference between usage of "It's No Longer Needed" (INLN or NLN) comment flag on main site and per meta site? There are four kinds of comment flags. It contains harassment, bigotry,...
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Problem with punctuation and removal of post owner usernames on comments

I found out today that if you have a user’s name with an “@“ in a comment on that user’s post, it removes it. For example, @PostOwner Your post is very nice. becomes Your post is very nice. ...
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Odd rep display

I had a comment, but there was no comment button. Assuming I just hadn't joined the site, I thought, I'll put in an answer, which will join me, and then I can delete it and make it a comment. It ...
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Why did this comment disappear?

I posted a comment on this answer fairly soon after the answer was posted, then immediately edited the comment to provide a specific counterexample to the assumptions in the post. (There is a 5 minute ...
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Alternatives to the term “rant”

On several of the sites I frequent, we occasionally get questions posted by people who are facing difficult situations, consisting mainly of them expressing how upset they are. In many cases, the ...
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When commenting before deleting a post, is the comment lost? [duplicate]

Sometimes it is appropriate to delete your own answer or question. That is often because someone explained a problem, and one accepts that the question or answer is not valuable. That is not directly ...
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Cursor position is not focused on begining of the comment box in Microsoft Edge

In the Microsoft Edge browser, when adding a comment for a question or answer, by default the cursor position is focused at the second line of the placeholder text. In the Google Chrome and Mozilla ...
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Is there a way to search content I've touched?

I believe I've finally discovered the answer to the question was ... 42 ... or something like that. The only problem is that, many months after the question was asked, I now need to find the question....
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Another user updated the code snippet on my answer & it's incorrect/introduced an error. What's my course of action?

Another user updated the code snippet on my answer & it's incorrect/introduced an error. What's my course of action? I can't seem to send them a message, so do I have to manually fix their edit? ...
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Given the positive “public opinion” on explaining downvotes, why is it disallowed? [duplicate]

See this question: Encouraging people to explain downvotes considering the opinions expressed in there, I don't understand why downvote-explaining comments are disallowed: Not every downvote can be ...
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Flagging a series of no longer necessary comments [duplicate]

I have several times seen situations where there is a conversation in comments that is no longer necessary (e.g. "can you clarify x", "clarification", "you should ask x as a separate question", "okay, ...
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Links to IPv6 addresses work as expected in answers, but cannot be used in comments

Sandbox example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/328811/192262 I can type http://[::1] in a question or answer, and it'll automatically turn into a link. I can also use markdown to format it as link,...
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Is it OK to be facetious?

Although I searched for it, I did not find a question that directly address this topic (not for a specific case but) in general. And I am genuinely asking to know the answer to make my own behavior ...
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Localization of magic link MCVE is broken

We saw that there was a wording change on how to handle MCVE. Since this change went live, we saw that the wording on international sites is broken. Since we didn't have a full discussion about this ...
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“Show x more comments” button doesn’t work on deleted posts

One of my questions was recently deleted. When I viewed it on the mobile site, I tried to click the “view 4 more comments” button on the answer, but it didn’t work. I tried reloading and the like, but ...
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Can moderators redact revisions of a comment?

A user on SOja found that his sensitive information was post as a comment. I, as a moderator, edited that comment to remove that sensitive information, but is this enough? Moderators can view the ...
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Accessing the latest comments on a site from the Stack API

Context: As a moderator on a relatively small beta site, I often notice spam, chatty, rude or entirely unrelated comments on old posts. It'd be nice if I had an easy way to monitor them. From the ...
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What exactly “duplicate comments” will be upvoted if I cast a subsequent dupe vote?

This is not a duplicate of Autocomment when voting to close as duplicate as that simply indicates that the feature exists. This is a "how" question asking how this feature actually works, which that ...
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Converting an answer to a comment makes the comment a reply to a comment posted after the converted comment

On the site where I am moderator, I closed a question using a custom reason, and then converted the answer in a comment. Even though the answer was posted the day before, and the comment is shown ...
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Can comments be moved from an answer to the question?

I mistakenly added a comment to an answer rather than to the original question as I had intended. Others responded and there are now five comments in the wrong place. Is there some way to move those ...
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When a comment doesn't contravene the CoC but gets deleted all the same

I often delete my own comments when there are typos, when they might be interpreted in the wrong way, or their wording needs improvement. I also do my utmost to delete comments that are no longer ...
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How can a moderator prevent their answer from being automatically converted to a comment on meta site?

As discussed in this meta thread, I had some difficulty posting a valid answer to an undelete request on the open data meta site. My question is, as a mod of the site, and the fact that it is the ...
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Does notifying the close-voters violate the code of conduct or other rulings of stackexchange in any way?

Continuing http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1751, is it a violation of the code of conduct or any other rulings of stackexchange when the author of a closed/on-hold question notifies (via a ...
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VoteTypeIds in the context of Comments for StackOverflow Posts

Known information: As per this answer comments can't be downvoted. VoteTypeId 3 means downvote on a given post. referred answer My Assumption: Comments should not be downvoted and therefore Votes ...
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Comments: You've heard of +1, you've heard of -1. Now get ready for ±0!

In comments, some people voluntarily write "+1" or "-1" to indicate what they did vote-wise on the post. But when people want to say that they weren't the person who downvoted, there's no way to ...
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Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received?

This question was originally from this Meta Stack Overflow question. While there are many posts related to this issue which get closed as duplicates of Encouraging people to explain downvotes, ...
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What to do if a user asks a question that can be improved if asked differently?

There are many examples of questions opened in SO that are not in their best forms when asked. Considering the OP is open for suggestions, how do we point the right directions? For example, in a ...
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Are too many comments irrelevant?

SE has a pretty well-defined concept of low vs high quality questions and also answers. See, e.g. this discussion and also this blog entry and also the low-quality-posts tag. The general layout, ...
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Gratitudes, Niceties, and Jokes as a comment? [duplicate]

I have been a member of many SE sites for years now, as a result, I am quite familiar with the guidelines and expectations on the platform. However, even after reviewing the help section I can't seem ...
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Double back slashes escape code formatting in comments (but not answers) [duplicate]

I recently posted on answer on Stack Overflow which mentioned the discrepancy between windows and linux path separators in the answer. I enclosed both in inline code snippets like so: \\ and /. These ...
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META Participation & some site-crossover thoughts (Recycled: Migrating Comments to Chat Off Topic)

Update May 2 2019 I noticed this question received more down-votes recently even though it has been inactive for some time now. I'm not really sure I understand the point of this? I have tried to ...
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How did this user post a comment on other's answer without 50 rep?

An hour ago a new user (1 rep) posted a comment on my answer, where the question is asked by another user. I don't know why this has happened because IMO that user needed 50 rep to post the comment. ...
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Why am I getting a blank page on mobile after adding a comment? [duplicate]

I encountered this situation a few times before, but I didn't care much. This is a bit annoying for mobile users, me alike. Yesterday I added a comment to this answer using the Stack Exchange ...
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Nomination owner highlight is displayer in the comments only after clicking the “show n more comments” link [duplicate]

When navigating to the election nomination page, in the comments section, by default there is no highlight for the nomination owner. But when I click the "show n more comments" link at the end of the ...
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Deleted comments are still displaying in the stackexchange.com “activity” -> “comments” section

When I'm seeing my comments from the individual site's "activity" -> "comments" section the deleted comments are not displaying, but when I'm seeing the comments from the network wide in the ...
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Why are these comments considered acceptable on the site?

My flags on this post were declined. Not only were they declined, very quickly, my comments were deleted from under the post. Why were these declined?