Questions tagged [automatic-comments]

Comments posted automatically on behalf of users after performing certain actions.

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Allow low-reputation users to delete comments that were posted on their behalf

I flagged this question on Ask Ubuntu as a duplicate. A comment "Does this answer your question...." was auto-generated. For trying things out, I retracted my flag. Now, I can't delete that ...
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The automatic comment upvote is not retracted when I retract my duplicate close vote

I've been following a duplicate proposal of another user recently, and voted to close the question, but later I changed my mind and retracted the close vote. What bothered me is that the automatic ...
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Comment lock does not prevent automatic duplicate comments

Question comment locked Autodupe comment later Is this intended?
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Now that specific off-topic reasons are no longer displayed in the post, how about an auto-comment with the specific off-topic reason?

Fact 1 A custom off-topic reason generates an auto-comment with the reason for the close vote. Fact 2 Specific off-topic close reasons are no longer displayed in the post itself, unless you are the ...
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No comment posted when question is closed as off-topic because … > other

When closing a question (as a mod, so binding vote) using Close > Off-topic because ... > Other and entering a comment to explain why it was closed the question get closed but the explanatory comment ...
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Comment not posted when voting to close as duplicate

I just added a duplicate close vote + duplicate question to this question on Stack Overflow: How to debug FinderSync extension in Xcode The vote was recorded: close (1) But the question did NOT ...
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Say in the Help Center that casting the first “close as duplicate” vote triggers an automatic comment with the close-voter's name

When a user casts the first "close as duplicate" vote on a question, an automatic comment saying "Does this answer your question? [duplicate-link]" is posted with the name of the close-voting user ...
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Perception - “Does this answer your question?” reads as sarcastic or 'snarky', not 'friendly'

I'm not saying that "Possible duplicate of..." was the most friendly way to advise of a potential duplicate, but it was at least accurate. The first time I saw "Does this answer your question?" on ...
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New duplicate automatic comment makes literally zero sense when voting to close as a duplicate of an unanswered question

A few days ago, the automatic comment when voting to close a question as a duplicate was changed from: Possible duplicate of [x] to: Does this answer your question? [x] While some people may ...
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The auto-comment “Does this answer your question?” generated when voting to close as a duplicate is sometimes confusing

I noticed an old question similar to another existing question and voted to close as duplicate. After this, the system added a comment: Does this answer your question? Dotnet Windows service ...
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Can we have an auto-comment for the Off-topic flag

There are a lot of questions here on MSE that really deserve to be on any other "main" site in the network. They are usually met with a ferocious amount of downvotes, and usually closed (quickly). ...
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Can't un-upvote an auto-upvote on an auto-generated comment

I made a poor decision on this post, and agreed with the existing close vote. That automatically upvoted the close-comment with an orange upvote. I re-read the question though, and realized that I ...
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Merge manual and automated “possible duplicate” comments

The question Merge 'possible duplicate' comments and votes has status “by design” that manually created “possible duplicate” comments are not merged with automatically generated comments. ...
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Network Profile shouldn't be showing comments that were auto-generated and immediately auto-deleted

I closed a question with my Gold Badge a couple of days ago. When I happened to peruse the comment history on my Network Profile just now, I noticed the following comment on that post: Possible ...
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Revisions list should tell which mod moved comments to chat

When a mod moves comments to chat, an entry "Mod Moved Comments To Chat" appears in the edit history (revisions list) of a question/answer (Example). It would be more useful, in my view, if this ...
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Adapt the selection of canned comments in the low-quality queue if the answer is long

Proposal If an answer exceeds a certain length (say 600 characters), remove the following options from the selection of canned comments in the low-quality queue: This is commentary on another post, ...
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What cause the “from review” links to appear in comments?

I sometimes see comments ending in "From Review" (hyperlinked to a review page) on questions and answers, e.g. I spend a good bit of time in the review queues (on Unix & Linux), but comments ...
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Ability to add duplicate suggestion without remaining flags

When I come to manually adding duplicate suggestion, I found it very annoying. While the flagging UI will create all the comment for me, I can't do this when I'm out of flags. I'd like to keep having ...
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Do votes on duplicate comments do anything?

If you vote to close a question as a duplicate, the site auto-generates a "Possible duplicate of..." comment. If such a comment has already been generated for someone else, and you go in to close as ...
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Improve the auto message for “This should be an edit to your question” From Review

Not a shower thought, but nearly : If you review a self-answer in the low-quality queue and select Recommend Deletion, you can find this option: This answer should be an edit to the question ...
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Automatic comment was not added when voting to close as duplicate

I voted to close this question as a duplicate of this one. By the time of voting to close, there wasn't any comment linking to that question, and it didn't appear in the "Linked" section. However, no ...
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Add clarification link to “Possible duplicate” automated comment

Some people when receiving "Possible duplicate" comment (if someone voted to close the question as a duplicate), take it personally and put angry comments, that historically their question was asked ...
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In the low-quality queue, make it more clear that the canned comments are just that

I often see that reviewers (including experienced ones) do one of the following when choosing the delete option for answers in the low-quality queue: They choose a canned comment, even though an ...
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Is an upvote of a vote-to-close comment counted as a vote-to-close?

In this question I agreed on the closing vote: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because its better suited for Code Review Using the normal way to flag for closing I would choose: ...
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“These comments were moved to chat” doesn't discourage further comments; let's be more direct

When a moderator moves comments to chat, the operation adds a comment that says: Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat (link). That's good as far as it ...
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Automatic “possible duplicate” comment is not made, if presumed duplicate is linked in a deleted comment [duplicate]

The following just happened to me here: I posted a comment on a question: Related: [Link to other question] I made up my mind and decided that the related question was not only related but a ...
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If the link has been posted (say as a related link), the possible duplicate comment doesn't appear [duplicate]

These comments essentially explain it: (can be found here) Roombatron5000 added a related link. Then Shadow Wizard voted to close as a duplicate, but because the link has been given, the "...
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New comment notification appears and disappears when Dupehammer marks Q as dupe (seemingly) [duplicate]

Potential bug / FYI Noticed it on SO, but reporting on MSE as it's likely present on other sites, if it is a bug. I was reading a new question on SO, it had no answers or comments, then the "1 ...
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Show when posts were edited, in the comment list

When a post is unclear, people comment on the post about clarifying it, as well as how to reach a solution. Occasionally, when the OP edits his post, the entire meaning of the post changes (usually, ...
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Change auto generated link in moderator message “comments moved to chat”

When a moderator moves a set of comments to chat for moderator reasons this is displayed as the only comment in their place: Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been ...
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Link to “your answer is in another castle” in the link-only comment

Currently, the auto-text for a review comment for a link-only answer reads While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the ...
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Error in generated comment when using the tool: Move comments to chat

I used the moderator tool Move comments to chat for the first time today, on Mathematica, and the comment that was created did not work properly. The comment that was created: Comments are not for ...
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Capitalize and punctuate “let us continue this discussion in chat”

Stack Exchange has a feature to help move extended discussions out of comments and into chat, but when you use it, it automatically writes the following message for you: let us continue this ...
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Display the “Comment on Delete” dialog on normal deletion too

In the review queues, when we vote to delete a post, we get a nice dialog with possible comments asking why we're deleting this post. Is it possible to make this dialog appear when casting normal ...
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A spasm of duplicate comments [duplicate]

It's not hugely important because this answer will be gone soon enough... I just found this on the SO low quality review queue. Either something has a spasm (and is buggy) or this user really really ...
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Is the LQP queue adding multiple comments? [duplicate]

I've just seen a number of posts in the Low Quality Posts queue which appear to have multiple identical automatic comments from a reviewer: Example 1: 2 identical comments (now deleted; 10K+ only) ...
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What is the mechanism behind auto-generated “This does not provide an answer to the question” comments?

Twice today I have received the following identical comment to an answer of mine: This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a ...
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Auto comment when a question is closed as a programming off-topic question on Meta Stack Overflow [closed]

Very similar to how a comment is automatically posted in Stack Overflow when a question is flagged as a duplicate, I propose we have a similar kind of auto-comment when a question/post on Meta is ...
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Auto comment “possible duplicate of …” missing on voting to close as duplicate

Please refer to the following question: bash: Bash: bad array subscript The user had posted an identical problem a while back. I posted a comment referring to the same and voted to close the ...
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Auto-generated possible duplicate comment should not be removed after closure

When a user votes to close a question as a duplicate an automatically generated comment is added to the post. As soon as the question is closed, this comment is removed. (I am not sure what happens ...
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All close votes should add an auto-generated comment

I really like the fact that closing a question as a duplicate, or with the custom off-topic reason, auto-generates a comment. This auto-comment often generates a discussion about the question, that ...
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“Possible duplicate” comment is not appearing when I vote to close [duplicate]

Starting a few days ago, when I vote to close a question as a duplicate, I don't see the auto comment when I'm returned to the question. I have to refresh the page to see it.
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Auto generated close as dupe comment appears only after a full reload

I just cast a close as dupe vote on a question here on Meta. In the past it used to push the auto generated comment live but now I can't see my comment after voting, only after I reload the page. Can ...
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When flagging duplicates, the auto-posted comment should be capitalized correctly [duplicate]

When flagging a question as duplicate a comment is auto posted on the first one to flag (or vote to close) behalf. Can it please get proper case? Or in words, make it: Possible duplicate of ......
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Allow someone flagging as NAA/VLQ to also leave a canned comment

I’m not sure whether this holds for other sites on the network, but over at Arqade, we see a fair number of answers by new user that aren’t actually answers. These invariably get flagged as NAA and ...
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When a close-duplicate vote is retracted, the OP only banner and auto generated comment do not get removed

This is similar to this report, but refers to the header that gets added to a post body. See here, on Super User for an example. As of the time of posting, the duplicate vote was retracted, but both ...
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Can SO stop making me look like an illiterate fool? ;) [duplicate]

Argh, this happens to me all the time: I type a comment like "@Jon can you please explain that part in more detail?" and it ends up as "can you please explain that part in more detail?". This makes me ...
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Auto add comment on close vote [duplicate]

The auto comment is added when one flags a question as a possible duplicate. These comments are generated in the form: possible duplicate of [Question Title] (Link to the question) With the ...
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When retracting a close vote, if that vote led to a comment, the comment is not deleted

An example would be a vote as a duplicate. When the user retracts the vote of a duplicate, the comment is left behind. Personally, I'd like to see these auto-comments reconsidered, but at least delete ...
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Low Quality Posts reviews add comments more than once on behalf of reviewer

This answer came in Low Quality Posts review which was reviewed as "This is commentary on another post, not an answer" by this user*. But the comment was added 5 times automatically on behalf of that ...