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Error message in LQP queue asking me to "Please try again" led to multiple comments posted

I checked the LQP queue and there was an answer with a score of 1. As it had a positive score, I was given the option to Recommend Deletion. I first downvoted the post to 0 from the review page, then ...
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SE "search" does not seem to include comments [duplicate]

Just noticed this today, not sure if it's expected: The reason I'd be in favor of including comments in the search is then you have a higher chance of finding what you're looking for, based on ...
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Provide autocomplete for magic links in the comment editor

There are a ton of magic links which expand in the comments, some of which are main, meta, or community specific, and some which are templatized (on the surface, I'm not sure if they are explicitly ...
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Is there a way to "subscribe" to a question and get notification? [duplicate]

Sometimes I find a question interesting. I then add it to my bookmarks. However, if someone posts an answer or a comment to this question, I am not notified automatically via my inbox (in the way I ...
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Name changes: updating past comments, alerts, and similar upon specific request

Alright, so - there have obviously been past questions about updating one's username, e.g. Changing user name does not update @lerts / cites?, Change all @username references in comments when a user ...
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Flagged closed question review advice [duplicate]

One of my questions was recently closed! I am new to Cross Validated (Stats SE), and thus my ability to ask a good question may not be that great. What happened was that I posted a question that ...
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Trying to comment on a particular question on the full site crashes Android Chrome

I wanted to add a comment to this History SE question. When I hit "add a comment", Chrome crashes. You hit "add a comment " below the question, the comment edit box appears for a ...
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The canned comments left by the Community user are less than helpful, in some cases [duplicate]

I've seen a few examples: A comment on a post about licensing on Software Engineering indicating that the post needs clarification. The post is clear enough to know that it is off-topic. Editing for ...
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Community user seems to have started to post comments since ~ Aug 26? [duplicate]

It seems since a few days the Community user bot has started to post comments to certain questions and answers on several sites. Interestingly, these are comments for which I would expect a certain ...
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Spacing between comment-author link and date-posted link has disappeared

This seems to have come up just now. There's no space between the name and link to the author of a comment, and the date it was posted: I found this bug here. This is kind of annoying if you want ...
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If the OP's username is the width of a comment, the blue box around it extends to the next line

I recently noticed that long usernames were triggering something weird (example): A similar case looks fine on archive.org Specifically, when the OP's username is the whole width of the comment field,...
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Shouldn't comment upvote buttons on locked questions be visibly disabled? [duplicate]

On locked questions, the upvote / downvote buttons (for the question and for the answers) are disabled, as in this screenshot: However, upvote buttons on comments appear as if you could upvote ...
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Should users with high reputation accept answers when the original poster does not? [duplicate]

I've been using Stack Overflow actively for the last months, asking and answering questions as much as I could. What is frustrating for me sometimes is when you do the effort to answer a question ...
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Misclick with duplicate flag, now unable to delete automatic comment as I never had the rep to comment in the first place -- is this intended? [duplicate]

On this question, I accidentally marked it as a duplicate of the wrong link. I retracted the flag, no harm done. But my comment remains and I cannot delete it, and I figure this is because I don't ...
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Automatic reply or dialog for "thanks, this solves my issue" comments [duplicate]

I've stumbled upon many answers which had OP comments such as "thanks, this solves it" but OP forgot to accept (or possibly upvote) the answer. I noted that if I flag such comments some of ...
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Should the "Enable keyboard shortcuts" user setting disable ALL custom keyboard shortcuts on a site?

Since July 2009 the community is asking for a way to disable the editor keyboard shortcuts. Since September 2010 many people are asking to disable comment submitting on Enter. Since July 2014 ...
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Can the author of a comment be added to the global inbox?

When another user @-mentions you in a comment this comment gets added to your inbox. The same happens when someone writes a comment to on of your posts. Recently I knew that a certain user replied to ...
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Scores of deleted comments appear partially outside background area on iOS

Moderators have a button which allows them to view deleted comments underneath a post. In Safari on iOS (both iPad and iPhone), scores of these comments appear partially outside the red background ...
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Comments that end with inline code display a trailing dash

When a comment ends with foo, it will display with a trailing "–". While it is easy to work around this bug by adding more text at the end, it would be great if it were fixed as this is very ...
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Engagement in chat

A recurring pattern I see on posts is that a moderator swoops in and moves comments to a chat. I find that this mechanism almost never encourages additional discussion, but it is used as a deterrent. ...
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Stack Exchange activity tab not sending me to URL with #comment

These do not take me directly to the comment. These do. Why?
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Best practices and advice how to shorten links to comments when including them in other comments? Can I safely drop the noredirect=1?

When adding links to comments within other comments I often want to shorten them so that I can add fit more plain text within the character limit. I usually start by removing the words of the title ...
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I should be allowed to delete as many of my comments a day as I choose to

I appreciate everyone who is trying to find me a suitable work around or explain to me the dangers of deleting too many of my comments, but you’re missing my point. The simplest way to “fix” my ...
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Include comment markdown formatting in "Share" link

I find I often want to link to other related questions in comments and frequently use the "Share" link below a question: Invariably, I also want to share the title for a readable link, so ...
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Improve location of username autocompletion in comments on the responsive design

When I a @-mention another user in a comment on my mobile phone, using the full responsive version, the suggested username is on the top left of the comment field. At this location it is very close to ...
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Why aren't tag edits and comments licensed as CC BY-SA 4.0 in post timelines?

E.g.: Why aren't tag edits and comments licensed as CC BY-SA 4.0 in post timelines?
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Let us edit comments if it's the last one on the question/answer

I get that editing a comment when someone has replied to it could cause a lot of confusion, but if it's still the last on the question/answer we should be able to edit it. For instance, today I ...
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Option to remove the @username references in the replies from your history, when you change your name [duplicate]

Regarding Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name? and taking into account the issues raised. Rather than suggest a change, I suggest a reference removal from every ...
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What is a good way to respond or comment to a boomerang answer? [duplicate]

What is a good way to respond to a boomerang answer, an answer that basically responds with "You don't want to do that, do this other thing"? Maybe I do want to use my cat as a mop for my ...
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I upvoted a comment, but the upvote arrow doesn't show it

I upvoted a comment, but the upvote arrow doesn't show it. Demo: Only once I refreshed the page the upvote arrow showed my upvote: Comment from the demo gif: How can I tell whether a jackfruit has ...
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Guidance for new users who are responding to comments [duplicate]

There is a pattern that I frequently see with new users: the user posts a question, someone leaves a comment requesting clarification, and the user posts the clarification in a comment. I anticipate ...
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Inline code in comment causes overflow of code container outside of answer/question comment section [duplicate]

Using Chrome Version 90.0.4430.93 (official Build) (64-bit) on Linux, this happens here:
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My comment was moved to a chat room, and it is not attributed to my site-specific username [duplicate]

On one of the StackExchange sites, I have changed my display name from pacoverflow to something else. Recently there was a question on that site in which a lot of people left comments, including me. I ...
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What should one do if they are being targeted by a single individual? [duplicate]

For the past few months, every one of my questions (total of eight) have been downvoted almost immediately after posting.  If they are poorly written questions or even if asking a question for ...
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Does Cyrillic copy/pasted from a Wikipedia definition kill proper display of hyperlinks in comments, but not in posts?

I tried to quote Wikipedia in a comment: For space-word-deficient folks like myself Zarya (Russian: Заря́, lit. 'Dawn'[b]), also known as the Functional Cargo Block or FGB (from the Russian: "...
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Do moderators have super-ping also in comments/posts?

Recently I have noticed for the first time a comment by a moderator which contained @@username. Previously I have seen something similar in chat - I know that the mods have superping in chat - the ...
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Is it ok to upvote everyone that answers my question, or leaves a comment, just to appreciate the time they spent writing?

When I post a question I have the habit of upvoting any comment/answer that I get, to appreciate the time people have dedicated to me, even if it is a small comment (with the exception of answers/...
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Trapped in reviewing: "I'm done" vs "No action needed"

A question I'm reviewing includes an "Update" section that provides an answer. I don't notice that it provides an answer. I select "No action needed". Then I notice the answer ...
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Perception of toxicity in newcomers. What can we do about it? [duplicate]

My problem, resumed, is that since I started being actve on Stack Exchange some days ago, I've got already three members behaving rather nastily to me. Probably acting as they thought was totally in ...
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Can the chat message pop-up be inserted after 5 comment "back and forth" argument strategies?

When users complain about a iffy post, they start suggesting edits and then another user gives an explanation on how that edit suggestion is wrong. The users go back and forth, and then suddenly, when ...
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Please autocomplete @User2 even if you only notify @User1

Background I know that @replying to more than one user in a comment is not allowed as explained in this answer. I've always hated that and thought that there are valid use-cases for mentioning two ...
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Lacking reputation to leave a comment, but having a valuable one anyway

I was recently reviewing a first post and found a submitted answer which (as far as I can tell) does usefully contribute to a question and its accepted answer, phrased similarly to, "the accepted ...
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Mention comment voting limits in Help Center (on vote up privilege page)

Some day before I was searching for suggestions I have in mind here on Meta and voting on existing posts, mostly on comments. By the end of the day I've got a message: Daily vote limit reached; vote ...
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Please change the wording of the comment generated when mods move comment threads to chat

Currently, when a mod moves a comment thread to chat, the system enters a very curt and borderline rude message that seems to be chastising users for doing something wrong instead of attempting to ...
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Can clicking on a negatively-received post remove the graying-out on both the content *and* the comments?

This post was marked status-completed - and it is, to a degree. But clicking on a post with a score of -3 (or -7) or lower doesn't remove the grayness on the comments underneath the post, only the ...
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Most upvoted comments across Stack Exchange (Cross site query)

I was interested in finding out the most upvoted comments per user across the entire Stack Exchange network (cross-site query). I found this query, which works very well, but only for one site at a ...
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“Add a Comment” link is available on deleted answer

I’ve deleted my own answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/66607772/52277 and then decided to explain why I deleted(I moved my answer to more appropriate question as this question is actually a duplicate)....
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Should I reply to a comment that is incorrect?

I recently encountered a comment from a question's OP that looked like this: I really don't like having my posts edited but I let it go this time because I know my post was poorly written. @Nai45, ...
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Can I answer my own question by citing a comment? [duplicate]

The best answer on one of my questions is in the comment section. I don't want to bother the commenter by asking for a formal answer so that I can give it the love (upvote and accept) that it deserves....
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Can we have a more specific anchor text for some of the comment magic-links?

(Also asked 6+ years ago on MSO), There are a couple of ways to write help-center links with short sentences, like [help/on-topic]. These are useful when writing help comments to new users (for those ...

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