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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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Why don't I keep my privileges when using different sites in the network? [duplicate]

When I do a Web search and find a good answer on yet another website in the StackExchange family that requires a separate registration, I find that I am back to square one in terms of "reputation", so ...
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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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Is rude or unfriendly language prohibited on all SE sites? [duplicate]

Is rude or unfriendly language prohibited on all SE sites? Or are some "dirtier" fields like politics and law exempt from the rules? I have had unfriendly comments posted on my questions about ...
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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", ...
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Why are images shown next to each comment? [duplicate]

In my opinion it would look cleaner if the comment images/buttons were only shown when hovering over the comments (on desktop). Why are they always shown?
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Cutting text from comments does not put text on the clipboard

Twice now, while typing up a comment on a question, my comment was too long, so I selected a portion of the text, tapped cut, posted the comment, then went into my notes app to save the cut text to ...
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Say to the new contributor that upvoting comments does (almost) nothing for comment poster

I've seen several times before (and me self did the same when I was new to SE) that new contributors being original posters upvote many of the comments published on the question page, just because ...
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Is it appropriate to flag another comment “no longer needed” after writing a similar, more precise one?

I just came across a question on Stack Overflow, and asked the OP to enhance his problem statement. Another person did the same in parallel, ending up with: Now, I am simply wondering: is it ...
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Help! I'm being haunted by a non-existent comment

This is a deleted answer. When I open it it shows me one comment, along with the option to "show 1 more comment": However, when I click on "show 1 more comment" nothing happens. That is to say that ...
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Modify the 'has 1 or 0 comments' requirement for 'RemoveAbandonedQuestions' script

From the help center, auto-delete section (emphasis is mine): If the question is more than 365 days old, and ... has a score of 0 or less, or a score of 1 and a deleted owner has no ...
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Is it cool to have “fun” comment-discussions unrelated to an answer?

An example can be found under this answer, where a discussion based on "My main purpose of being here is in collecting the votes. I'd even go further and say that this is my main purpose in life." is ...
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Reviewer deleted my comments and i do not think he have enough reason to do so [duplicate]

I saw a question and I think I may also help by answering this question, and my account was banned then, why they have the rights to ban me and what can I do with it?
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Why don't comments support the full markdown?

If you read the formatting help for comments it reads: Comments use mini-Markdown formatting Why isn't the full or no mini-markdown (the one that can be used on answers/questions) used?
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How does this review comment make sense?

Simple question: can anybody help me understand what moved a reviewer to reject with this review comment: This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. ...
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What should happen to comments that suggested changes to a post after the post was edited to reflect those changes?

A little while ago, I ran across this comment: This should have the meta tag, shouldn't it? The meta tag later got added to the post, and the comment is still there. I'm wondering, what should I ...
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Is it OK to notify that I'll not be answering or commenting for some time?

I've got an active question, but I will be away until the new year. Is it OK to add a comment saying I'll be away or is it rude?
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Locked post's error message for comment is not correct [duplicate]

In the list of locked posts, when I'm trying to upvote a comment, receiving the following error message as a popup. This comment is not eligible for voting or flagging But I am able to flag the ...
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Can we be more clear why you can't comment on certain posts?

When you look at deleted/locked/review question's or answer's comment area (like the best answer ever) you get to see this very vague message: This message tells me so little. How hard is it to ...
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List all comments upvoted by me [duplicate]

I can see all my upvotes in the "votes" tab of my user page. For example, https://stackoverflow.com/users/139150/shantanuo?tab=votes This includes the questions, answers and comments. Is there a way ...
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Query for maximum number of comments by a user on a post

Does a query exist in the Data Explorer which lets you know the maximum number of comments by a user on a question? I've not been able to find one; the closest query I was able to find was Number of ...
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Can't edit a comment without the mouse

If I write a comment, make a typo, submit the comment, and then notice the mistake and want to correct it by editing the comment, I can't do that as a keyboard-only user. If I try to tab to the "edit"...
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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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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 ...