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Add direct link to comment in the moderator flag queue

Whenever a comment is flagged, there are a couple of links in the ♦ moderator flag queue: is a link to the flag queue (i.e. the page you're already on); it points to this specific comment/flag. ...
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How can I help correct an answer if I don't have enough reputation to comment?

This Code Review question has an accepted answer with a single issue that I wanted to help note/fix. Then Blindman67 suggested the naive approach with this solution: function findCommon(arr)..." ...
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If 95%+ of comments have been rated as “fine”, does the site deserve its reputation of “unwelcoming”? Do we still need to focus on it?

Quick review There's been much ado over the last 5 years ago about the SE network being "unwelcoming". From the summer of love to the code of conduct, from the welcome wagon to the instantaneous ...
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How do I write a comment which contains commands that contain the character ` (backtick)? [duplicate]

I would like to use in a comment the following command: How can I do that so that character " ` " before and after the word "Private" is visible?
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Add timeout error when comment fails to be submitted via the app

Sometimes, comment posting is stuck: (e.g. when internet connection lags, internal API issues) In such cases, it just keeps loading... and loading... and loading, and never stops, forcing me to ...
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Can we handle flags on the same comment separately?

Can we have the ability to handle flags on the same comment separately? Sometimes one flag will be helpful and another will not be and they both will either be declined or marked helpful. Related: ...
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Should the 5-Minute-Comment-Editing Timeout restart when editing?

I don't want to discuss why there is a timeout for editing comments. This has been done numerous times. However, when I start editing before this deadline, shouldn't the edit go through and be ...
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Why do some comments on Russian-language sites have negative scores?

At least on two sites: SO on Russian and Русский язык SE Data Explorer returns a lot of comments with negative score [-6...-1]: Actual comments look like normal comment without upvotes. What is ...
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How do I send an automated link, in chat, to invite the asker to join me in a chat room for further discussion? [duplicate]

I am prominent on a particular exchange where one user has taken it up on themself to post regular posts trying to pick at basic rules on how Stack Exchange works. I have pointed out that it is a Meta ...
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Flagging a comment doesn't count as a review [duplicate]

While reviewing First Posts or Late Answers if you upvote a comment, it counts as "reviewed". If you flag a comment (for any reason) it doesn't count. Is this intentional? Any particular reason ...
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The “add a comment” text should be changed to explain what comments are for [duplicate]

In general UX guidelines suggest using the shortest text possible. But in this case, short text is doing harm. add a comment is generic. It encourages people to add all sorts of comments to a ...
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Why is the “submit” button invisible on the edit form in politics.stack?

I have tried to edit a question with additional information this morning and this evening, but the edit page doesn't have a submit button. In the security.stack forum homepage, one of my questions ...
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Can we share the workload of comment cleanup with the community?

The whole reason Stack Exchange exists is to let people post questions and answers to those questions. Since the very first day of Stack Overflow's existence, Qs and As have been considered first-...
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is it acceptable to update a question with content added in comments?

Sometimes when a new user post a question and the other users ask him to provide more details, explain clearly his use case or provide a specific code, he will provide that in comments with a bad ...
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Allow un-upvote and re-upvote the comments as many times as user wants

In 2012 un-upvote of a comment was implemented Cancelling upvote on comment?, but with serious restrictions: Comment upvotes can only be undone for a short time and while you did not navigate ...
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If my comment is flagged “Unfriendly or unkind” how do I know?

How can a new user or any user on Stack Exchange sites know if their comments are coming across "Unfriendly or unkind"? Is there a notification when someone flags it? if it's deleted (in the handling ...
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What should I do if I have a comment but don't have the ability to make one? [duplicate]

I made an account on Stack Exchange recently. On a post, I had a comment to make that wouldn't make sense as a full answer. However, I can't make comments yet. What should I do in this scenario? My ...
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Stack Exchange site not redirecting us to chat after long series of comments?

In this question the Stack Exchange site Stack Overflow doesn't suggest the link to redirect us to the discussion although we had a long series of comments. Should long series of comments always be ...
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Show a popup when clicking the upvote button on already upvoted comment

When you trying to revote or retract your vote for a post (answer or question) you see the message like this one: But there is no notification about same actions on comments, only a tooltip: ...
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New users should be able to comment in order to contribute [duplicate]

Here are some of my observations: many new users are often technically strong enough to contribute. new users are often "forced" to use an answer as the only way of contributing. I believe injustice ...
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Comment-box bug in mobile Stack Exchange app for iOS [duplicate]

I’m not a native English speaker, and therefore very often I prepare my texts in a Google Translate application, copy it to the clipboard, and paste in a desired place. The problem is that I can’t ...
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Why are comments not working dynamically?

Nowadays when commenting on any site I need to refresh the page and then my comment appears. Sometimes when I interact with a site again I found my comments have disappeared. Why is this happening?...
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Why can't ESC key close the comment box [duplicate]

Isn't there a way to close the comment box if you decide to not comment again. Maybe pressing the Esc key or a cancel button.
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Should there be an option to ask “sub-questions?”

I have run into multiple situations where I will ask a question and then a comment or answer will raise another related question. However, it seems that simply adding the new question in the comments ...
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When should comments be kept? [closed]

In this question, Could a satellite in LEO “pump” or change mass distribution to gain forward momentum? some of the comments are valuable and directly pertains to the question. I can clean up my own ...
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Comment name mention autofill box sits above “new contributor” banner

I just noticed that the mention autofill box thing floats higher than it normally would if there's a "new contributor" banner above the comment box. I only realised you can press tab to complete the ...
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Can employees please comment on lower-priority requests indicating that they're being looked into?

This is not a duplicate of Can we have a guaranteed pipeline for responses from Stack Exchange?. That specifically refers to high-profile requests that receive a lot of votes, and the answer there ...
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Why does the link in this notification of a new comment not find any new comment?

This notification seems to be informing me of a new comment, so given that it has no link on the word comment or the speech bubble, I assume the link on the question title is supposed to be a link to ...
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Is there a way to include formatted text to a comment? [duplicate]

Is there a way to include formatted text to a comment? By that I mean adding formatted source code, or literal text, as well as new lines, that is, starting new paragraphs on new lines.
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Double posting of comments

When replying (via a comment) to a comment on a question of mine, the comment box got grayed out when I pressed Add Comment, stayed like this for some time and then the comment was posted in ...
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Rephrase low-quality-posts comment about “reputation required to comment”

https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts has an option to select a comment This is commentary on another post, not an answer. “This does not provide an answer to the question. Once ...
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Add to help/privileges/comment link explaining why comments need higher reputation than answers

The question “Why do I need 50 reputation to comment?”  was raised many times (see duplicates of Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? ). It will be useful on Comment ...
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Why are comments shown in this audit, but I cannot click the two additional comments?

I just passed this audit. Why is there one comment shown (which basically gives you a hint, that this is possibly spam)? Clicking the additional comments won't work and tells you, and this is an ...
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Why are comment response notifications limited to one user name? [duplicate]

There are times where multiple users commented to a question I posted. Most had very useful information or suggestions and I wish to thank them all at once or ask them all the same question that is ...
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Pluralization bug in “show more comments” and “load new answers” button

As of very recently, pluralization bugs have appeared in the system. I could have sworn that these used to look correctly; it seems like a very recent change has caused this bug. When someone posts a ...
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All links are not clickable in the post when commenting in iOS app

When commenting edit box is opened on some post, the all links in such post are not clickable in iOS app. For example: App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: Unknown (iPad7,3) OS Version: Version 12.0 (...
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“comment shorter than 15” notification is blocked and makes the whole answer scrollable

See the pale yellow "box" below the "Add Comment" button. Y'all know it's the "comment must have at least 15 characters" notification, and it's just cut in half and no readable text is shown. Plus, ...
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Why do Chat notifications show who the message is from, while comment notifications do not?

When someone leaves a comment to any of my posts, or employs @Alex, I get an inbox notification showing me the comment. When someone responds to me in Chat I also get an inbox notification showing me ...
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Should comments be invisible unless tagged?

I don’t think anyone who has participated in a meta site for a while hasn’t seen one or more instances of confusion, disagreement, and downright hostility over comments. I recently blocked web ...
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Submitting comment on iOS sends me to limbo [duplicate]

When I successfully submit a comment (on an answer at least), I am taken to a blank page, and when I press the Back button I am returned to the app home screen instead of the question I was actually ...
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How to create stack overflow comment with external website link [duplicate]

I have come across comments such as below. Which contains link to external website but http url does not show up in the comment instead user provided word come up, upon clicking that word will lead ...
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What to do with a user insulting my other personal accounts? [duplicate]

Previously a user posted a question that doesn't expose the real problem. It's likely that it's an XY problem and that has been explained clearly why in the comments. Anyway I've posted a real ...
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Hide comments (if there are any) in the example posts selected for the Tour page

To start with, comments are considered unimportant for tour examples as demonstrated eg by screen shots from here - if the question or answer have no comments, these posts are used in tour anyway (and ...
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Earning basic privileges based on time spent on site or other new criteria

I will start by saying that after reading this meta post about a declined feature request to allow moderators to grant commenting privileges, I am skeptical that my suggestions/thoughts will get ...
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Downvotes vs comments on posts by new users [duplicate]

Stack Exchange has recently rolled out the new user indicator. Given that this comes with a reminder on the comments and answer sections, this is presumably intended to get people to be nicer to ...
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'Owner' formatting incorrectly applied on deleted comments [duplicate]

There is special formatting for user links in comments posted by the author of the question; it has a different background, to distinguish it from comments from other users. However, this background ...
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Should I post “milestones” to questions I'm working on?

I sometimes spend a long time working on answers to questions (eg, weeks or months). Sometimes I reach a "milestone" when answering that still isn't a complete answer, but may have the following ...
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How to prevent/report potential mod power abuse? [duplicate]

On Stackoverflow with it's higher visibility and factual natural, this might not come across often, but on stack exchange for say "interpersonal skills", a lot of non-factual opinions are expressed, ...
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Why won't people respond to their own answers? [closed]

I asked multiple questions on Stack Overflow and people comment on the questions, but are very vague about it, When I respond back (making sure to @ them) asking if they can give more detail or tell ...
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Upvoting comment leaves border around icon until mouse is clicked elsewhere

When clicking to upvote a comment, the icon seems to retain focus resulting in a border around the icon (the bottom comment in the image below). This remains until I click elsewhere on the page or ...