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Can we tune the rate-limitations on comment flags for series of comments? [duplicate]

I'm specifically thinking of "no longer needed" comments, but there could be other cases. These are often a short series of comments such as: User1: You have a typo OP: Thanks, I've fixed it ...
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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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Highlighting other usernames in comments

I'm suggesting highlighting other types of users in comments in addition to question author's name. Your username I remember many times when I couldn't find my own comment in a thousands of others: ...
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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 can't you copy the comments?

App has a copy button, but it can't be copied. It is impossible to select a paragraph or all of the text in a comment by cursor. Copy comments through the copy button provided by app, and then ...
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User page, “all-actions” tab, “comments” sub-tab… add a “delete” option

It seems as though the community believes that comments are mostly temporary and easily outlive their usefulness. Although there does not seem to be evidence that "no longer relevant" comments are a ...
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Option to migrate comment to answer? [duplicate]

A lot of times I see answers in comments, especially on questions from HNQ (Hot Network Questions). The trouble is they are sometimes helpful advice or may have many upvotes. I have been flagging such ...
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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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Migrating Comments to Chat Off Topic (preserve on-topic comments? / what is off-topic?)

I'm writing here in Meta because I had the entirety of comments under a question I wrote moved to a chat, and the original comments deleted. Also here is a link to my post on medicalsciences.meta. ...
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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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Chat rooms associated with posts should never be automatically deleted

Chat rooms that have been inactive for a period of time and which have fewer than 15 messages are automatically deleted. This is a very reasonable thing to do in general, but not when the room was ...
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Comments in the stackexchange.com “activity” -> “comments” navigate to the post instead of the comment [duplicate]

My network wide comments are listed in the stackexchange.com "activity" -> "comments". When I'm clicking on any of the comment it navigates to the post instead of the particular comment. But when I ...
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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?
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Do not let unregistered users “comment everywhere” (at least on certain sites)

Proposal Implement the following on all sites or make it an opt-in feature (for comment-heavy sites or sites suffering from answers in comments): Do not grant unregistered users the comment ...
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Impove the “possible duplicate” automatic comment for new contributors

Further following the great move of the new contributor indicator, maybe the "possible duplicate" automatic message should be nicer. Personally, I edit this comment into something like: Hi and ...
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Comment upvotes aren't removed when the vote owner's account is deleted [duplicate]

I recently realized by accident that, when deleting your account, your comment upvotes are not removed, unlike up/down votes. Just as an example, I posted this comment on a site where I didn't ...
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Why aren't you automatically warned when a comment of your is deleted as offensive? [duplicate]

Recently I caustically commented a just-do-it-for-me question by an old user with "More than 7000 (!) reputation points without trying to do something by yourself and adding an MWE?" My comment was ...
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How to ping users with the same display name in chat and in comments?

Notion To simplify writing, I'll simply refer "users with same profile display name (case insensitive) user" as "users" (with quotes), and an arbitrarily user picked from "users" as "user" (with ...
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Posting comments on LQP reviews

I have just encountered a review item on which I was unsure. https://superuser.com/review/low-quality-posts/838262 It is from SuperUser's Low Quality Posts queue, a self-answer: To answer my own ...
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Quick Comment Option to Contributors [duplicate]

Recently I felt that one feature is really required on Stack Overflow. I am active user since I love Stack Overflow. I love to review questions and visit this Newest tab for each new questions. I ...
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Unable to post comment via external keyboard on mobile devices

Generally I can post a comment by pressing Enter key on my PC keyboard right after typing it. But when I use external bluetooth keyboard on my iPad, I can’t do this, pressing the Enter key just ...
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Inconsistency in behaviour for comment upvote/flag and delete between mobile and desktop browser

On my mobile Chrome browser all the items (flag/upvote and delete) for comments are always visible due to the lack of pointer item like a mouse. This is fine. But on desktop browser "delete" link is ...
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Alignment issue in election - add comment section

There is an alignment issue in the Election - "add comment" UI. The Add Comment button and help link is overlapped with the comment box. Currently the ongoing election in "The Workplace". The issue ...
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Was my comment permadeleted? [duplicate]

If a comment is deleted, is it permanent? Is the data destroyed and gone forever, or is it still stored somewhere?
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Automatically move comments to chat if the author already posted a few comments on the same post

Summary Force comments to chat if the author already posted n comments or is replying to such a comment. This should considerably reduce moderation load of long comment threads. Proposal ...
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“Can't move comments without an account” issue

Mod on academia, went to migrate comments to chat, got a notice: Turns out one user had deleted his account in the interim. Issue is, hell if I care that you can't move comments without an account... ...
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Let comments retain their pings when they are moved to chat

It often happens to me that someone has replied to (user @rus9384) me in comments, comments have been moved to chat, and I don't see the response (if the post is not mine, I don't see any notification ...
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When comments are moved to chat, notify everyone whose comments have been moved

I don't know if this is a duplicate, but personally I feel like this one thing would be a good addition. Maybe make it switchable (so you can turn it off), but I don't think these things happen too ...
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Should users be notified with new comments/edits on posts that they have downvoted on? [duplicate]

Many times we've seen this scenario happen - a question was posted and currently doesn't meet the standard or is unclear. A user with voting privileges sees the content, downvotes it, and moves on ...
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Capitalized “Edit” and “Delete” buttons for comments are inconsistent with other UI elements

Just recently the Edit and Delete buttons for comments went capitalized, while most other buttons (links) remain completely lowercase. This creates an inconsistency in UI. Can we either get back edit ...
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Why was the comment delete button changed from the X icon to the word “Delete”? [duplicate]

Update: I found my answer in an answer to another feature request. Basically, this was done for accessibility reasons, as well as to make the style match. I didn't find that post initially because the ...
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“Comments moved to chat” is a broken feature

I'm a mod on Academia. One of the more common tasks I have is moving long, rambling comment threads to chat. We do this for a few purposes: Make it easier for new visitors to find useful (i.e., ...
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Could we provide some automatic feedback on (enough) unfriendly/rude comments?

If you have too many recent declined flags, you get a warning when you next start to flag something. If you fail a review audit, you also get feedback (I think on the spot in that case). In both ...
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GoP - The Game of Points: Critical Sneak Attacks (Grant downvotes are commented soon) [duplicate]

Lets see how a downvote without a comment explaining the reason, is like a critical sneak attack: We don't know who did it. We don't know why they did it. The target can't defend him/herself. The ...
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Does the user feed actually link to comments?

On the activity tab of a user you can see user feed. This feed seems to include also comments - however, those links are in a strange format. I can just say that when I try them, they do not link to ...
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Comment flag reasons with the link to CoC

What is the reason to separate the first two items in the comment flagging popup? This sepation makes me to think hard is I choosed the correct one. Furthermore, just imagine that the user has ...
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What next if a user got the answer by my comments?

A user has posted a question on Stack Overflow (but it could have been any Stack Exchange site) and I have added some comments. The user has got the answer through my comments. What next – the ...
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Delete others' comments on my own post

If you use social media, you may know that all comments others posted on your own posts can be deleted by you if you see that it is unnecessary. I know StackExchange is not a social media system, but ...
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Allow users with less than 50 rep to comment if they've already commented

The title of my question could look weird at the first sight, but I will explain it to you. Recently, I’ve seen a user that posted an answer to an old question, but their answer was actually a ...
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I can add comments on an old election

I was looking at an old election page, and I noticed that I am able to add comments, as well as the other standard moderator actions for comments (deleting, editing, etc.): I clicked "add a comment", ...