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Closing 'own' question leaves a nonsensical comment

(Comment link; it was not auto-deleted as suggested in a comment) Notice the color of the username's background. It is the question asker. When closing own question, the new auto-comment does not ...
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Clarity needed on stackoverflow.blog comments [duplicate]

I'll be honest, yesterday's blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, didn't sit well with me. So much so that I decided to comment. My comment represented the very first ...
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Should you post a probably correct answer as an answer or a comment? [duplicate]

Many people often post possibly correct answers as comments, because they're not sure if it's correct and don't want to receive downvotes. However, these comments often are correct and this causes ...
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Bug with comments and answer poster

I have recently came across a bug with the comments and the answer taking up the same space: As you can see the comments is conflicting with the answer. Can this be fixed? Link to where I ...
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Multiple versions of the same question?

Let's say I asked an unclear question, people in the comments said that the question is unclear and they talked about the unclear contents in my question, I edited the question making it clear and ...
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Allow users under 50 rep to post one or two comments daily

I have seen many new users posting comments as an answer, which is wrong. Some new users have good knowledge but they can't add comments because they don't have 50 reputation. I agree that some ...
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What did I mark this comment as?

I clicked the arrow next to a comment, and to express my agreement with it. I accidentally clicked it again resulting in the following error message: Which states: You cannot mark a comment more ...
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Notify me for ping from a comment moved to chat

Last evening, I commented on this answer. I then closed the tab and went to bed. At an unknown time, someone responded, pinging me with @Douglas - an exact name match. This morning, comments on that ...
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What's the canonical link for comments being “second-class citizens”? [duplicate]

Comments are often described as "second-class citizens" on Stack Exchange: Comments are purposely second-class citizens, but this seems like privileging them--protection for comments that should be ...
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Comments from OP have a different font size than comments from others [duplicate]

Comments from OP have a different font size than comments from others. Example from How can one get the clipboard menu item in the contextual menu in Gmail's compose email field?: Tested on ...
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An Effective Solution To The [answer-in/as-comment] Conundrum [closed]

How often don't we follow a question, believing that we have the definitive solution, only to find that someone has posted the gist thereof in a comment? Under those circumstances, I tend to feel ...
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Can moderators see a version history of comments? [duplicate]

I think it is well known that only moderators can see deleted comments. But what I am wondering (mainly out of pure curiosity): can moderators also see the "edit history" of comments?
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Don't show comment pop-up on locked posts

When you click the downvote arrow on a post which is comment locked, the banner saying to consider commenting still appears. Obviously, you can't comment on a comment-locked post.
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Will a user be notified when I @mention a user while editing a comment? [duplicate]

For example, if I forget to tag/mention a user in my comment under a Stack Overflow question or answer and I edit the comment to add the tag, will the tagged user then also be notified?
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Correct way to get rid of old unnecessary comments

What is the correct way to get rid of old unnecessary comments? I often visit one of my old posts and see that the comments have become "unnecessary", I then want to get rid of those comments. The ...
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Why are comments hidden in a non-linear manner? [duplicate]

I have noticed that comments are expanded in a different way when I click "see more comments". For example, if an answer has 10 comments, on loading the page it shows only limited comments with a ...
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Why are comments being deleted so quickly at the moment?

I realise that comments are only supposed to be temporary, but they exist to serve a purpose: improving posts. Comments often point out flaws in an answer and end up being highly upvoted, i.e. ...
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Does the Stack Exchange iOS app stop sending notifications for questions that have lots of comments?

When enabling notifications from within the iOS version of the SE app, I've noticed that whilst the majority of notifications are delivered without issue, any question that I ask that begins to get ...
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Can I edit my comments on the Stack Overflow blog?

I posted a comment on What senior developers can learn from beginners on the Stack Overflow blog. When I wrote my comment, I failed to realize that <cctype> and <ctype.h> would each be ...
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How to add pictures to the added comments in this website [duplicate]

I asked a question, but I needed to show the person who answered my question a picture of how did I apply what he/she mentioned. I could not add a picture to the comment and that made me unable to ...
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For those that don't know about them: Comment shortcuts are handy [duplicate]

I've seen people that don't know about these, so I thought I'd post this just a heads up. There are comment shortcuts like [edit], [mcve], and [tour] that allow you to quickly link to useful pages in ...
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Help is in different color than the other links in comments

If you go on any meta site (except this one), in any question, and then click 'add a comment', then, you'll notice 'help' button is blue, although it should be red: Is this bug related to Reputation ...
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License violation [duplicate]

The CC BY-CA 4.0 states Section 3 – License Conditions. Your exercise of the Licensed Rights is expressly made subject to the following conditions. a. Attribution. If You Share ...
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How do I delete all my comments?

I want to delete all of my comments, but the https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/comments/$ID/delete API method has a limit of 20 deletions per day. I don't want to call it every day for months, so is ...
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Show more comments not working in a deleted question

If some comments are hidden in a deleted question engaging in trolling about the Holocaust, they don't appear when I click on "Show more comments" By contrast, it does work on a non-deleted question: ...
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Changes to the duplicate auto comment, making a difference to how duplicate flags are perceived

Stack Exchange have been getting a hard time with regards to recent changes made, so I thought it would be good to point out a small thing, I think, is making a good change. I am refering to the ...
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Why am I now unable to click on comments/achievements links to questions from an Android phone (on sites where I have an account)?

Back in the day, SE used to work just as well on a phone browser and on a laptop. Then some time ago I found that from an SE site I couldn't click on the links that show up when you click on the car ...
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Comments missing timestamp and MathJaX in Firefox ESR 52 (2019) [duplicate]

Similar symptoms to the last year's problem Comment timestamp is not showing in Firefox ESR and Comments with MathJax not rendered on Firefox ESR and same workarounds: Either, open and close the Web ...
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Comments not showing time of posting under some circumstances [duplicate]

Looking at this comment thread, I noticed the times for the comments are missing: When I reload the page, I see the times on the comments for a fraction of a second, and then they are gone. On ...
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Which answer should I mark as correct - the first comments or the first answer?

After asking a question on SE, one user, in the comments section, asked one question and, with my answer, he asked another question and added a consideration that solved my problem. I thanked him and ...
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How many posts are downvoted without a comment?

A returning theme on our beautiful and productive Meta sites is the topic on downvoting without leaving a comment. Yes, that is a bit cheeky and admit it: you've done that as well. In a recent post ...
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What to do if someone has answered my question as a comment but not posted an answer? [duplicate]

For example, my question on math stackexchange got answered by somebody in the comments. Since you can't accept comments, what should I do now?
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Making valid use of comments containing “-1”

I am trying to check if there are good/valid uses of "-1" comments. I know this is not valid: -1: Bad post. But is this okay? With all due respect, I don't think this is a very helpful ...
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Comments not being indexed in network profiles (again)

This Academia comment still has not shown up on my network profile's list of comments. The last time this happened (2012), some script needed to be run or something.
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The Great Meta Tire Fire of 2019: is anybody keeping receipts?

While CMs have been remarkably liberal in leaving even content extremely critical of Stack Overflow untouched here on Meta since Monica was removed as a moderator, it is not completely unreasonable to ...
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Blog comment moderation rules

Since my profile will be deleted in a few hours, this doesn't concern me, but the remaining people may be interested. We know the already famous post: https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/11/13/were-...
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Horizontal line appears under posts that have deleted comments

It appears that a recent update has introduced a design flaw: on posts that have had comments that have all been deleted, a gray horizontal line appears above the "add comment" button a few seconds ...
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How to allow thank-you's

Or sometimes, everything actually goes well, and they get an answer! So they thank the poster… only to be told that on Stack Overflow, “please” and “thank you” are considered noise. All these ...
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What was the reasoning behind the deletion of this comment?

Right off the bat I'm going to make it clear that I know full well that comments are ephemeral, transient, and <third-word-here>. This question is more focused on the fact that a comment, which ...
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Why were multiple comments on the moderator process review post deleted?

The feedback post for the moderator review and reinstatement processes has been up for multiple days, and after refreshing my page this morning, I noticed that the majority of comments on the thread ...
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Directly editing or leaving a comment instead? [duplicate]

I tried to find a faq post about that, but couldn't find one. When should one directly edit a post and when should one just suggest improvement in comments instead? So far, I have been using my "gut ...
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Can mods contextually delete comments?

Recently, I've seen comments get deleted but the context around them aren't: (For clarity, the above comments are all responses, 4 initial comments were deleted, the top one is in response to ...
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Allowing disabling notification from comments [duplicate]

Please, please, please, let me opt out of "receive a notification" when someone left a comment under my answer/question. I have tiredness issues along with anxiety and depression. Sometimes, I do ...
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Why is deleting comments throttled?

I was in the process of cleaning up some of the older comments I made and came across this message: You have already deleted your own comments from 20 posts today; further deletes are blocked ...
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Asking for clarification with the comment policy

According to the comment policy, comments should only be for: Asking for clarification Suggest improvements Add relevant but minor or transient information to a post (e.g. a link to a ...
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What happens to the comments when two questions are merged?

When two questions are merged, answers from the source question are moved to the target question. Question. Is the same true for the comments? Are the comments under the source question moved to ...
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Can we post an answer and refuse to respond to comments or do edits?

I am wondering if I am going to be punished for posting answers (I rarely post questions) or comments and decline to make any response at all to comments and decline to edit or update the answer in ...
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How can we handle users derailing debates in comments?

Sometimes, here on SE sites, I have seen a behavior that I consider abusive. I'm sure that many other users here also saw that. I will use an anecdote to present it: Some users (let's call them ...
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Let's not waste all that reputation and increase the limits during the crisis

I just had this noble idea of increasing the rep-cap limits and vote limits for the duration of the crisis. Questions and answers are upvoted hundred of times. There is so much reputation that goes ...
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On the rules of answering a question [duplicate]

Am I allowed to say something like "If you like my answer, please accept it and give it an upvote" in my answers or comments (specifically on MathSE)? I have read the rules of comments and answers and ...