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Styling of comment timestamps becomes similar to usernames when comments are expanded

When clicking the "Show N more comments" on a post the styling of the comment timestamps of other posts on the same page becomes similar to the styling of the comment author's display name. ...
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Moderators trying to delete or undelete comments are now prompted to confirm (and canceling does not work)

As a moderator on a site that I moderate, upon clicking the "delete" link on a comment, I am shown a "Really delete this comment?" browser confirmation prompt; regardless of how I ...
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When a moderator upvotes a comment on a site they moderate, the error message "You cannot mark a comment more than once" shows up

I recently upvoted a comment (first time upvoting that specific comment) on my meta site and received an error message stating "You cannot mark a comment more than once." Another mod ...
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The "talkative" user problem

After asking questions and providing answers here for about 10 years, few days ago I have faced with a very irritating problem. Currently, the subject of my interest is ImageMagick, a command-line ...
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For how long can I edit comment... really?

I have just seen this: Followed by this (after hitting "Cancel"): One of these information is in contradiction with another. What is the exact value of timeframe where I can edit my ...
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Too low baseline with italics in comments

I noticed that some of the italicized words in comments are too low, on at least one site. See I pronounce question as kweshtin. Is my pronunciation wrong? and also the following screenshot: Comment ...
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Voting for comments from the review queues doesn't work

If you click on the up arrow next to a comment from the review queue, the page scrolls and the voting doesn't work (printscreen is from Stack Overflow in Russian, but I think, the language isn't ...
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Comment @reply name suggestions are missing from review queues

Normally when I type a comment and type @ followed by the first letters of the name of another commenter, there will be an autocomplete suggestion that I can press Tab to accept: However, I have just ...
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Is there a reason not to enable replacing internal SE URL text on comments with the page linked to? [duplicate]

On Super User, I looked for a Linux proportional font terminal, and found OS X or X11 terminal emulator supporting proportional fonts, in which the accepted answer suggested a Mac port of Emacs, but ...
Christos Hayward's user avatar
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If a comment URL is pasted to chat will the message be retained if the underlying comment is deleted?

Let's say I paste a comment URL such as: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/100303/what-are-christian-responses-to-graham-oppys-argument-for-atheism-from-naturali#comment284517_100303 ...
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Should I respond to a question where I have worthwhile information to contribute, but no concrete answer?

I saw a question where a person describes their context, to which I have a considerable amount of information that I am certain the user (and similar users like him) will find useful, but none that ...
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Why doesn't the username in mentions not get auto-edited when the original one does? [duplicate]

I used to go by "d4rk4ng31" (um, as you might have already guessed, silly teenage years) which then I changed (long back, but I just noticed this as I am not a very active member anymore). I ...
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Tapping on username while commenting after @ symbol with a high probability leads to invalid system response on touch screen devices

It's very hard to correctly select user name while commenting on mobile devices. Even when tap is marked inside the tooltip with username, as the result system decided that I tapped on the link from ...
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When there are multiple comments on my post, have the notification lead to the oldest

Currently if multiple comments on one of your own posts, you get a single notification, not multiple. What happens is that all comment notifications for the same post are grouped together, only the ...
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Will edited comments to one post notify the poster multiple times? [duplicate]

I checked the What events trigger an inbox notification? and searched for "edit" but didn't find this specific problem about "edited comments". Since "Another user comments on ...
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Is answering closed questions via comments allowed? [duplicate]

When a question is closed, you can still comment on it. Say that you know the answer to the question. Are you allowed to answer it in a comment?
Ronchen Luo's user avatar
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Has there been a global change to how comments are displayed?

My understanding is that there is a per-site configuration on how to display comments. On Software Engineering, the last time comments were discussed on Meta, the behavior was that some comments would ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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How should I inform a user I'm using their answer in a book?

I used my popular question Do Projects Ever End Early? as the basis of a book I wrote. (Available for free, for a limited time, here.) What is the appropriate protocol to inform the 14 users whose ...
Danny Schoemann's user avatar
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Is it possible to require pre-approval for content on an SE site? If not, how can I deal with a site with too much hostile content?

The comments on this Politics SE answer are but one of example of how argumentative and caustic people can be to each other specifically on that SE site compared to other SE sites. I am open to the ...
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Rate limit for posting comments seems to not be enforced

According to The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide creation of comments is limited to 3 per 30 seconds. However, today I saw a user seemingly post a lot more comments than that limitation suggests. Since I ...
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How can I install the Stack Exchange Auto Comments for Google Chrome?

How can I install Auto Comments script for Google Chrome? The Google Chrome extension listed on GitHub doesn't exist anymore.
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Markdown for links in comments sometimes breaks with angle brackets and nested square brackets

The following markdown: [[example].com](https://www.example.com) (<https://www.example.com/abc>) Produces this in a post: [example].com (https://www.example.com/abc) But this in a comment: [[...
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Why is the color contrast in the comment instructions barely readable? [duplicate]

This is an example from the Politics site. I have noticed it on other beta sites. Black font letters on a medium-dark blue background is difficult to read. I am sorry about the large section that is ...
Ellie Kesselman's user avatar
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Answering-in-answer-posts versus answering-in-comments. What is the metric? What are the motives, etiquettes? What is ideal?

I'm noticing that more often than not, across all the communities that I interact with, people will answer a question via a comment rather than by posting an answer. Is there a tracked metric for the ...
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Colors of code-formatted text in comment help is difficult to read

The new color scheme on the collapsible help section when adding a comment is very difficult to read for the highlighted sections. The new darker highlight does not have enough contrast with the black ...
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Feature of posting a question as an anonymous guest user (without having an account) is not useful and it leads to incorrect answers / comments

Posting a question as an anonymous guest user (without having an account) is allowed but for commenting 50 reputations are required. A guest user (who doesn't have an account) can't accrue any ...
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Do we need comments saying what comments are for?

I am seeing a more frequent use of comments on a question that are posted right after the question is stating what the purpose of comments are. The question and comment get posted within seconds of ...
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Custom comment when sharing feedback doesn't warn of the character limit and simply truncates the text

When reviewing and sharing feedback with a custom comment, the little box thing where I type the comment doesn't warn of the 500-character limit, nor does it give me a countdown of how many characters ...
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Comments not allowed to contain (start with) "-1"?

Just ran into the same issue as Can't post a comment which contains -1. I did not down-vote the answer that I wanted to add a comment to. Related: Making valid use of comments containing "-1"...
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Short URL of a comment is not picked up in the "Linked" questions list

Here is a short URL of a comment on a different Meta SE post: https://meta.stackexchange.com/posts/comments/594902 However, the question under which this comment appears is not added to the "...
The Amplitwist's user avatar
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Why did all the comments under my answer disappear? [closed]

I have an answer to one of the questions (link) and many comments were there. Now every comment disappeared while the comments under the other responses are still there. What might have happened? Is ...
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No string to translate "Expand to show all comments on this post, or add one of your own"

On ruSO we found that the source string for "Expand to show all comments on this post, or add one of your own" is absent in translation database. There's an old related post on MSE with ...
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Prevent comments when downvoting

There have been numerous posts (here on MSE, on MSO, and other meta sites) requesting some form of explanation with downvotes. Although most curators are quite sceptical that any such scheme would be ...
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Prompt to specify downvote reason but allow to keep downvotes anonymous [duplicate]

Recently @Catija replied to my answer (If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites) about mandatory downvote reason (especially for 1+ rep users). “I'd ...
Michael Freidgeim's user avatar
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Are sock puppet comment and Meta votes retracted?

A user used sock puppets to self-upvote, self-bounty, and self-accept answers they'd ask questions on. It is unknown whether this included voting on Meta posts or on comments. Only one sock was ...
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Search for comments on posts with a certain tag based on a keyword

I am trying to get the comments on posts with a specific tag which include a phrase or a keyword of interest using SEDE. Here's my first attempt: https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/...
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For moderators, please add the "undelete" button to all deleted comments

Well, we're not exactly on the same page as a team on undeletions. In dealing with the comments on this post — I noticed that a comment (with broader context) containing some trigger keyword was ...
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So nice, we said it twice: "User is a new contributor. Be nice, and check out our Code of Conduct."

When I was leaving my second comment under a new contributor's post, I got a duplicate message: User is a new contributor. Be nice, and check out our Code of Conduct. Sadly, the limit is two, no ...
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How should I respond to unfriendly comments by moderators? [duplicate]

I recently saw an unfriendly comment from a diamond moderator on an SE site. I would flag the comment as unfriendly or unkind if a regular user had posted it. How should I respond considering that it'...
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The "Delete" button on comments now always shows instead of only on hover; is this an intentional change?

I've noticed that the "Delete" button on my own comments now always shows, instead of being shown only when I mouse over the comment as before. I personally like the change, as it makes it ...
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Why was a straightforward link in a comment misrendered in a notification email?

In How can I do the work of Universal USB Installer from Linux?, I received the following email notification for the first comment, with a linked URL ending three characters too early: The link ...
Christos Hayward's user avatar
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How can I propose that a certain group of comments should be deleted?

A mod made a comment under my question that I thought was a little too personal about me, contains no useful information, is likely to be interpreted in more than one way, and is likely to mislead ...
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Code background can overflow comments [duplicate]

Look at this: I think that overflow is due to the following CSS rule: code { white-space: pre-wrap; } Changing it to the following seems to fix the issue: code { white-space: break-spaces; } ...
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Add a "Spam" flag reason for comments

Sometimes I see spam comments, and I would like to see a "Spam" reason for flagging comments. But now there are only these reasons: My feature request is: add an "Spam" flag ...
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What should I do if a question I'm considering asking would be closed as a duplicate, but I don't understand the duplicate's answer?

To make this clear, I’m asking about a question that I would have that has already been answered but is still difficult to understand or confuses me. I have read this on duplicates, but I’m wondering ...
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Is it possible to see the removed content due to my flag in my own question?

Years ago I flagged a comment or maybe an answer for "Harassment, bigotry, or abuse" in my own question, and it was probably removed by a moderator. I just found out earlier today on my ...
Tianjian Qin's user avatar
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Question already answered by a comment [duplicate]

I was wondering if someone else has the problem that a question might be already answered by a comment. I mainly focus on questions that don't have any answer already in order to help. It costs me a ...
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Add a way I can see the comments I've upvoted

I know that this question has been asked multiple times like here and here. But as you can see, by visiting the links, most of the times the question has been closed without any resolution. Hence, I'm ...
digitalguy99's user avatar
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Allow me to block other users from close-voting my posts to prevent harassment and trolling

The Problem: My daily flags are spent on a handful of people, who I see again the next time I log in with the same nasty behavior. They won't get banned, they actually have huge positive reputations ...
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2 answers
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Is it okay to upvote answers posted in comments?

I recently received an answer to one of my questions posted as a comment. I upvoted the comment and suggested that the commenter post it as an answer. Was it appropriate to upvote the comment? The ...
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