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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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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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The mod dashboard is still showing Not Relevant for comment flags [duplicate]

The comment flags have been changed back from Not Relevant to No Longer Needed. However in the mod dashboard they're still showing up as Not Relevant. Can you please change it to match the current ...
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Make the comment flag dialog draggable again

The post flag dialog can be dragged. This is helpful when I'm writing a custom flag and want to be able to see the text behind the dialog to quote from it or to make sure that what I'm writing is ...
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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 ...
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Retracting duplicate flag should remove auto-generated comment [duplicate]

Now that we can retract flags, I think when a duplicate flag is retracted, the comment that was created as a result of the flag, should be removed as well. This has a bit to do with this question: &...
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<50 reputation users can't delete comments that were posted on their behalf

Some preface: I have an alternate account that I'm using to gain rep in order to help test/build bots for the SOBotics community on stackoverflow. Bot accounts are essentially users, and they need 20 ...
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“thanks for flagging” popup gets messed up when the comment is automatically deleted

For some comments, the comment is automatically deleted when you raise a flag. This includes certain keywords and short +1 comments. But when you raise that flag with the new comment flag interface, ...
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Remove the “thanks for flagging” popup after the user has raised a number of flags

Currently, whenever anyone flags a comment, they get this popup: I personally find this really annoying, especially since I flag a great many comments a day (on the order of hundreds over a few ...
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What will the comment flag dialog look like after our new CoC has been shipped?

In response to this: Did the comment flag dialog change? Will there be future dialog changes? The answer gave an overview of what will be changing. When the Code of Conduct ships, we're replacing ...
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Did the comment flag dialog change? Will there be future dialog changes?

I've now noticed when clicking the flagging dialog for comments that a new animated popup appears now. Is this going to change in the future for the other flagging dialogs such as questions/answers? I ...
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How to include graphics in comments? [duplicate]

In discussions of 3D graphics it is often useful to post images. How do you post images in comments?!
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Strange behaviour when trying to edit a comment under a nomination post

I was trying to edit the comment I posted under this nomination post in the Mathematics election. I clicked the 'edit' link at the end: which resulted in a comment box with the text 'cancelhelp' and ...
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Disable notifications from old but active questions which already solved my problem

I've created questions that had an acceptable answer, and I would like to unsubscribe from notifications to it. As I get new answers, and sometimes comment replies that aren't useful to me, but may be ...
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Allow 5 minutes for editing a comment since last edit rather than the creation time

I am very picky about how I phrase myself and will often read, reread, edit, reread, and edit again continuously despite being happy with each revision upon submission, though often only briefly, ...
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Clicking on the comment edit button causes multiple inputs to be shown [duplicate]

See below gif, as it shows the issue clearly: When clicking on the edit button, it doesn't actually get rid of the edit link, and clicking it multiple times causes undesired behavior. (This can ...
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Are comments too volatile on Stack Exchange sites vis a vis Stack Overflow?

I've been participating on Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites for several years, and lately it seems that comments on most Stack Exchange sites are deleted pretty easily (by moderators). On ...
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Editing a comment creates an edit box below the comment, not instead of

At some point a change was made (recently?) which changed the comment edit box from replacing the posted comment with an edit box, to adding the edit box below the posted comment. Here is an example ...
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Repeatedly clicking the edit button causes chaos

Help!!! I don't know quite what happened, I was getting frustrated, trying to somehow escape the backticks inside the code formatting. I clicked the edit button too many times, and then the above ...
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Too many comments automatically deleted when closing as duplicate [duplicate]

Sequence of events: I started the process of closing a question as a dupe. The system adds the "Possible duplicate of..." comment on my behalf. Somebody adds a comment, tagging me. I respond with an ...
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“Comment edited” icon is too prominent

I noticed this yesterday: The "this comment was edited" pencil icon became fully black, which makes it very prominent and draws too much attention to it, in my opinion. I'm pretty sure it used ...
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Why is the rep threshold for commenting set specifically to 50?

Please note: this is NOT a request to change the reputation required to comment everywhere. Rather, this is a neutral support question asking about the existing limit. I'm wondering why the minimum ...
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MathJax + Markdown rendering in comments

The following comment (edited down from a real-world example) "$\cong$—spacer *italics* spacer—$\mapsto$" should render roughly as "≅—spacer italics spacer—↦", but, on MathJax-enabled sites like ...
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Could comments be shown on the edit [question/answer] page?

A lot of Stack Exchange sites treat comments as "suggested improvements" for questions and answers they're posted on, and users/mods will often suggest incorporating content from comments into the ...
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Flag and upvote buttons for comments are now always visible [duplicate]

As far as I can recall flag and upvote buttons for comments were visible only on mouse over comment. Now I see them always: At the same time "delete comment" button appears only on mouse move. ...
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Comments no longer indicate whether or not they've been edited

Today, the comment UI received a revamp. However, as part of that, the indication that a comment had been edited (a pencil icon) seems to have been removed, as well. This doesn't seem like it's an ...
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Awarding for useful comments [duplicate]

After reading some of answers in Stack Overflow that certainly should not be called answers, I have thought of an idea that comments should probably be awarded more than they are now. How on Earth did ...
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Why are the comment upvote and flag options always appearing now?

I just saw now that a new build had rolled out in which the comment upvote and flag options are always visible. Previously, one had to mouse over the area in order to see them. Why was this just ...
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“Possible duplicate of” comment should automatically edit into “Related” when the closure fails

When user flags or votes to close as a duplicate, a "Possible duplicate of [question]" comment is auto-generated on their behalf. When the closure succeeds, the comment is automatically deleted. But ...
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Is there a way to view the total number of comments I've ever made?

This request is different from being able to exactly see one's own deleted comments. I'm simply asking for the count of total comments that I've made (deleted and undeleted both). Reason: comments - ...
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Classifying comments as unwelcoming.. are they?

I hate blog, yet there was another announcement (featured on SO, where I usually reside). I read it and I have a question. Quote: According to those of us deeply involved here and familiar with ...
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Can we get a comparison of new user comments?

So. We just got another welcoming blog post. Leaving aside analysis of it, I think it's missing a critical piece of information. We've got a tiny subset of comments that were used to compile this ...
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Why do people vote down answers that I have posted but are an answer in the comments?

I once saw a really good answer in the comments, but the question was unanswered and I (please don't say I'm a plagiariser) took that answer in the comments and made it into an answer and reworded it ...