Questions tagged [automatic-comments]

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

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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 ...
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'Possible duplicate' comment not appearing for questions with deleted comments containing the link

I posted a comment to a duplicate question on that post. But I decided to delete it. Afterwards I voted as duplicate and thought a comment would be generated like possible duplicate of ... But it ...
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Moving a comments thing twice to chat [duplicate]

I recently helped a user out, and decided to move it to chat. When I went back to the question and read over the comments, I noticed I could move it over to chat again. Shouldn't this be disabled once ...
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Make the "Possible duplicate" auto comment note that the dupe has answers

The Possible duplicate auto-comment is pretty bare bones right now; just "Possible duplicate of [title of duplicate as link]". I've noticed since we can now only close questions as duplicates of ...
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Stop generating "possible duplicate" comments

When a question has pending close votes, the system now adds a banner indicating that the question might be a duplicate: But the first user to vote still generates a possible duplicate comment: ...
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Friendlier wording for automatic "possible duplicate" comment?

While the duplicates handling is being changed, could the wording of the automatic "Possible duplicate of..." comment be changed? I know I can edit this by hand afterwards, but maybe it would be nicer ...
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Auto comment for possible duplicate is not added [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “possible duplicate” comment should be re-added if it’s been deleted I voted to close this question as duplicate of this. The vote is now there, however the expected "...
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I got admonished (correctly), but the comment was still added

I should start by saying I got what I wanted, except it would be nice if I could choose "It's OK but I'm lazy and want to add one of the template comments". For this review of this answer I wanted to ...
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Beta review indicator on canned comments

I have been doing a lot of beta review, and often that calls for using the "canned comments" for recommended deletion. It seems that a lot of users are confused and getting quite offended that I am ...
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Deleting useless and low-quality answers - what comment?

Regarding this post. The system says it is low quality, and though I don't have anything particular against one-liners, in this case, the other answer on the question is clearly way more helpful, has ...
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Don't delete comments with link to duplicate if they are modified

A user just posted his question a second time here on meta after the first was closed as a duplicate. I wrote a comment on the second post, explaining that the answer to his question is in the linked ...
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"let us continue this discussion in chat" doesn't move the whole comment thread

When responding to a "More than 20 comments posted" flag on this post I saw that the discussion had been moved over to a chat room and I thought great I can purge this little lot and leave a pointer ...
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A comment about a duplicate should not be automatically added if there is already a comment pointing to the same question

I voted to close Why is there a NVIDIA logo in the [GPU] and [GPGPU] tags? because I think it is a duplicate of another question, as pointed out by Robert Harvey in his comment. Once I voted to close ...
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Please dump the new onerous triviality algorithm

I just tried to add an answer to this question, and it took me 4 tries and extra crappy text because the new triviality algorithm kept making my answer a comment. This question had no need of a long ...
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The link in the comment from marking as duplicate breaks on trailing whitespace [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto “possible duplicate” comment should use trimmed title? When marking At what time will the upcoming Ubuntu release be made available? as duplicate of On what ...
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AutoComment from trivial answer - ability to override?

Sometimes the answer is trivial, why are short answers being demoted to comments? I wonder if this behaviour is promoting comments over answers - is that something we're trying to achieve? Could I ...
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Auto "possible duplicate" comment should use trimmed title?

It is apparent that this has been brought up before, and fixed - so there shouldn't be any 'bad' titles; but evidently there are: As seen, the whitespace is still lurking around, breaking the neat ...
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How to prevent a double "let us continue this discussion in chat" comment?

... in order to prevent two simultaneous chats being created. Yesterday, I got the orange "Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat?"...
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“possible duplicate” comment should be re-added if it's been deleted

Background: when I saw this question, it had 2 votes to close as duplicate, but it didn't have the usual automatically-generated comment. What happened was that the first closer changed his mind and ...
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Auto-generate the "possible duplicate" comment when question is flagged as a duplicate

When someone votes to close a question as a duplicate, they provide a link to the potential duplicate and the system auto-generated a "possible duplicate of ..." comment. Users who can't yet vote to ...
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Can I change the "possible duplicate of" comment?

I personally think the "possible duplicate of" comments are a bit too terse, and would like to use a longer comment (see an example here, after a WPSE meta discussion). I believe there was a time ...
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Add "from the Related sidebar" to the auto-generated "Possible duplicate" comment

Would it be possible for the auto-generated possible duplicate of Blah blah blah comment to add text like the following when the selected duplicate is in the sidebar? possible duplicate of ...
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Auto-generated duplicate links don't trim titles

If a question is voted as a duplicate of a question with leading or trailing whitespace in the title, the whitespace isn't trimmed, breaking the auto-generated comment. Example (10k only)
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The "possible duplicate..." auto comment should have an upper case "P" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Capitalize “possible” in the automatically inserted comments when you vote to close as a dupe The auto comment that is inserted on the users behalf when voting to ...
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Automatic "Possible duplicate" is definitely duplicated

In Are programmers overly-dependent on their tools? [closed] (10k only), there's two cases of Possible Duplicate: Are we as programmers becoming too dependent on our IDEs?
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Upvoting the automatically created duplicate comment could count as half a close vote

So low-rep users could help closing duplicates without flagging. No other close action of course, that would render the rep-requirement useless.
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"possible duplicate of..." autogenerated comment overescapes question title

Example: Parse ISO8601 date in Objective-C (iPhone OS SDK) The comment appears as: "possible duplicate of Parsing unsupported date formats in via Cocoa’s NSDate" (duplicated question was ...
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Automatic 'possible duplicate' comments should use new inline comment syntax

Now that links can be added into comments inline, this should be done with the automatic 'possible duplicate' comments added when a vote to close is made. It would make sense to place the question ...
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Comment count incorrect after system auto-deletes "duplicate of" comments

This question was just closed as a duplicate. The first comment was an auto-added "possible duplicate of..." comment, which was the ultimate reason the question was closed. After the question was ...
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Automatic "possible duplicate" links are removed even if the question isn't closed as a duplicate

I see that the system automatically adds "possible duplicate of..." links when voting to close as a duplicate. Earlier today, I voted to close Why is SVN better than VSS? as a duplicate of SVN? VSS? ...
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Auto-posting who is voting to close is inviting trouble

Referring to the new feature here: Autocomment when voting to close as duplicate I'm really not happy about this. For starters, it came as a surprise (the original idea was posted in the middle of ...
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Capitalize "possible" in the automatically inserted comments when you vote to close as a dupe

The comment reads: possible duplicate of [link] The missing capitalization bothers me a lot; it should be Possible.

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