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Comments are small addenda to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting and intended to prompt clarifying edits.

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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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feature request: downvote *requires* comment or linking to a comment [duplicate]

I think in some, particularly very active forums, a lot of times things get down-voted without comment. I also think that the reason we want to allow down-voting without a comment is to avoid ...
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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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Lose 1 reputation for downvoting an answer - thoughts on regaining reputation if you provide a comment?

As many of you know, you lose 1 reputation when you downvote an answer. The reasoning behind this is to discourage excessive downvoting and only downvoting for strong reasons. The loss of reputation, ...
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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 ...
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Comment was duplicated when editing, bug?

This just happened. I was editing a comment to add some additional text. When I was finished, two comments resulted, with the edited comment appearing above the unedited version. The hoverviewable ...
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Should protected questions prevent the comment privilege from the association bonus? [duplicate]

At 1 rep, a user can post, i.e. ask a question or post an answer to a question. They must earn sufficient rep to be able to comment. Users with the association bonus get 100 points added, so a new ...
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Collapse comments on old questions

In Let's hold language in comments to the same standard as posts, the SE team talked about how comments can influence the overall perception of the site: To casual visitors, question comments ...
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Why not display the CoC link for comments on all questions and answers (not just new contributors' posts)?

If we believe that displaying the code of conduct warning is an effective way to reduce unfriendly comments, why not display it whenever someone goes to write a comment? That way everyone can benefit ...
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Can a community have its own internal magic links?

I'm talking about magic links, which are very useful while posting comments. We frequently use [tour] , [help], [ask], [ans] etc. while introducing new users about How Stack Exchange works. On ...
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Editing of comment after flagging

Suppose: I flag an abusive comment The person who posted that comment edited out the abusive part. How will a moderator be able to determine if the comment was abusive in the first place? ...
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Add a [conduct] shortcut similar to [help] and [tour] to link to the code of conduct in comments

I like the [help] and [tour] shortcuts to concisely direct people to a specific section of the help in whatever site I’m commenting on. Can a [conduct] or [code] or similar magic link to create a ...
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If somebody wants to write a longer comment than allowed, should they ask a question instead?

I once read on Stack Exchange that people shouldn't write something that's a suitable answer as comment. I've sometimes seen somebody reply to my comment by writing two comments as one because it was ...
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New comment buttons cut off comment text

New comment buttons cut off comment text. This appeared Friday August 17 2018. Contrary to appearance of the image, I do not have custom CSS loaded. This is the standard High Constrast Black color ...
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How to rate off-topic comments in comment evaluator?

I opened the comment evaluator today and the very first comment was: Have you had a solution already? I'm facing the same case as yours. This is clearly not a "fine" comment, since it's unwanted (...
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Edit comment yields [object Object] instead of comment text

At some point this afternoon the edit comment functionality was changed and now when you edit a comment you see [object Object] instead of the text. If I click edit here: I see this: This is ...
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Let mods flag comments (without deleting them)

There are at least two use cases when moderators really need to flag comments: when the comments to be flagged are on their own posts (e.g. someone tells a mod to go get lost under their own post) ...
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Is there a copy text link functionality available?

TL;DR In summary: I am looking for a (usability) method to add in the markdown, to provide a link to the user, which either: Selects the relevant text, or Selects the relevant text and copies it to ...
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How to flag rude and/or irrelevant comments?

From an admittedly cursory reading of Updated comment flagging - Supporting the new Code of Conduct I see that much has been said and, apparently, done about "rude" comments. Personally, though, I ...
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Is it acceptable to post a friendly comment that points out the flaws in an answer?

I had this short exchange with two other users: @HighRepUser The new code of conduct simply asks that we keep a friendly tone as we point out the flaws in a post. Nobody should have trouble doing ...
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Add a {Start a new}/{Join the} discussion on this {Question}/{Answer} button [duplicate]

There is a significant push back being felt as a result of the implementation of the Code of Conduct. This is especially true for the crackdown on comments. I think that we can smooth this by adding ...
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Add “read receipts” to comments and answers

Although not that much useful, I think it is better to add "read receipts" to answers and comments (to notify the answerers/commentors about whether their answer/comment was read by the OP).
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Disclosure for links in comments

We know that in answers (and by extension, questions), adding a relevant link is acceptable as long as any affiliation is disclosed, otherwise it counts as spam. This is true even if the username of ...
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Can we have some statistics on the potential change in rate of comment flags?

With the changes in the Code of Conduct and all the publicity around being unwelcoming. It feels like we've been on an express train of changes. I could be wrong, but I suspect there's been a rise in ...
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Change the “Stage 1 - Warning” part of the enforcement section of the code of conduct to reflect actual real enforcement

When reading over the new code of conduct I found something concerning in the "enforcements" section. For most first-time misconduct, moderators will remove offending content and send a warning. ...
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Can we have colour coding on our comment flags, for both user accounts and mod dashboards?

We don't have colour coding on our flag summaries for comments: But we have them for some post flags: For the users flagged summary and from the back end of the user account, the mod dashboard, can ...
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Updated comment flagging - Supporting the new Code of Conduct

We're no strangers to discussion of the flag dialogues, particularly when it comes to comment flags. Since that discussion two years ago we've been reassessing how comments are used on the network and ...
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Comment editor appears multiple times [duplicate]

when I click various times on "edit" next to my comment, the editor appears multiple times (the second time there are two editors in the first box and another one at the bottom and the third time ...
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Why was “no longer needed” renamed “not relevant”?

On July 31st, the "no longer needed" flag reason was renamed "not relevant". Many have complained about or questioned this change (examples: 1, 2, 3, 4), but the only official post I've been able to ...
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What is the etiquette on voting for an answer which is a copy of another user's comment on the same question?

Today I asked this question and one user (I'll call them UserA for differentiation) in the comments helped me get through my issue and gave me the answer to fix my issue, but it was left as a comment. ...
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Why do we have to 'suggest improvement' on the Workplace instead of just commenting? [duplicate]

I just realized that I cannot comment on questions (or answers) on The Workplace. I was just about to simply ask why, then I realized that I actually can comment, but the wording is different (and got ...
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Editing comments bug [duplicate]

I posted this question on meta.math.SE, for some reason not realizing that this might be relevant to the entire network. I'll repeat the question here, with rephrasings to suit. I have successfully ...