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What makes a comment substantive enough to deactivate "one-flag deletion" due to "certain keywords"?

Per How do comments work? Comments containing certain keywords can be deleted with a single flag. It is thought "thanks" is one of them. Which for a second was alarming; a single flag can ...
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Is it Better to Leave a Comment or Pose a New Question Asking for Elaboration?

Sometimes after I receive a good answer to a question, the poster will leave an additional suggestion for me as they have done for my most recent question. This sparks my curiosity, and I would like ...
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Can I ask another question based on the previous question and its comment?

I don't know if it is duplication but I wanted to make another question which is modified based on my previous question and its comments. For example, I posted a question about a claim and its proof. ...
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Can't accept or vote (don't see check boxes or any related UI buttons) for the answers I got on my question [duplicate]

I don't see any buttons related to accepting/voting for the answers I've got on my question. See the screenshot below:
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Can't mark custom comment flag as helpful after the comment has been deleted automatically

What happened: A user voted to close a question as duplicate, generating an automatic comment "Does this answer your question?" Another user flagged that question with a custom comment flag ...
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Can I award a bounty to a comment owner?

I've seen the following in the Article about bounties under "How is a bounty awarded?": The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the ...
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Display bug on code block in comments [duplicate]

I noticed this display bug on a comment, where the spaces inside code block is extended well past the comment width, and well beyond the content width as well, bleeding into the margins.
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When a question is migrated to another site, are askers/answers who aren't members of the target site notified of later comments/answers?

I came across a question that had recently been migrated from another site, after which an experienced user added a standard asking-for-more-information comment. But I then noticed that the question's ...
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"comments must be at least 15 characters in length" when I am trying to post a question [duplicate]

I have been trying to post a question on Stack Overflow for the first time. My title and body meet the minimum character requirements, but when I try to post it, I get "Comments must be at least ...
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Automatically inform newcomers of how comment @replies work

I often find myself informing the newcomers about the comment @replies, since otherwise the comments they write (when trying to reply to someone) often remain unnoticed due to lack of notifications. I ...
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AI to use grammar syntax for auto-flagging comments

We were having a titillating discussion in the Teacher's Lounge about toxic comments when it came up that "imperatives" could indicate rude comments. I won't defend this, but I'll explain ...
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How can I jump to the oldest page of comments for a user?

Suppose I want to find the oldest page of comments of a user by URL. Here is mine https://math.stackexchange.com/users/717650/etemon?tab=activity&sort=comments&page=27 But as you can see, in ...
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Can you @ping a user after they have deleted their last comment? [duplicate]

You can use @<user> to ping/notify a user that has commented previously. But if they have deleted their last comment do they still receive notifications if another user @-pings them in the same ...
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Buttons on Flagged Comments do not work on Moderator Tools Page

I noticed today when reviewing a flagged comment on Arqade's Moderators Tools page (/admin/dashboard), I could not use any of the buttons on the comment itself to perform any action, including: Flag ...
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"Add a Comment" is broken on <site>/admin/dashboard

The "Add a Comment" link on questions/answers on https://superuser.com/admin/dashboard is no longer working. Clicking on it jumps to the top of the page. The link behind "Add a Comment&...
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Comment excerpts missing on "All actions" section of user "Activity" tab

All actions used to include an excerpt of comments, but now they're missing. Is this a bug or an intentional change? If it's intentional, why? I use All actions to follow up on comments I left on new ...
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What's the reasoning behind the availability of edit history for a message in chat but not in posts (for regular user)?

In chat we (as a regular user) can see a complete history of edits to a message, even made a few seconds apart. But for a regular user (non-mod/staff) there is no history of edits to a comment in ...
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"Magic Links" displayed text ambiguous in some cases

The help-center "magic links" for comments such as [help/on-topic], [help/dont-ask] and [help/behavior] currently have the ambiguous (and poorly capitalized) display text of "help ...
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Flagging comments on mobile is impossible unless you previously switched to desktop view prior to mobile site removal

Do not press "mobile" at the bottom of the page or otherwise try to reproduce this bug! While this flag bug was fixed, there are other subtle bugs with the same root cause. It's very hard to ...
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Make it easier to refer to an answer with the poster's name

If, in a question, answer or comment, I want to refer to someone's answer, I usually also want to mention their username, e.g. @SomePerson's [answer](https://link.goes.here). That means I have to: ...
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Are we allowed to use emojis in comments?

I was wondering if we are allowed to use emojis (not excessively of course) in the comments to a post. This came to my mind when writing: I don’t know if we are referring to the same restrictions ...
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How should I reply to a comment which is a request for code?

In a comments discussion I was asked in a comment to share my code. Unfortunately the code exceeds the number of characters allowed in the comment. I'm not a question owner nor the answer.
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Can I remove comments that are now obsolete (superfluous)? [duplicate]

A question is made. An answer is given. Comments are given on the answer and request the answer be changed. The answer gets changed and the back-and-forth comments are now superfluous (unnecessary). ...
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Indicate or limit character capacity in custom comment textarea of review modal

I was reviewing a first question from a new user today in the review queue and wrote a custom comment that was evidently too long. At the time of writing, I didn't realize that I exceeded the ...
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Add link to help center in the canned First question comments

When reviewing a user's first question, we can opt to leave a comment, and there is the option of picking 2 canned comments: Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to ...
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Count length of comment only by the markdown formatted *result* length, not by its *raw input* length [duplicate]

When adding markdown formatted links, you have the chance to give a short and readable name to a link, using : I have to change it to: to be able to comment. Result: If I try to save some space in ...
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Is flagging a bunch of "thanks" comments OK?

I made a SEDE query to find all the comments that contained thank, the @ character, weren't saying yes/no to something, and were less than 20 characters. The query is here. It returned over 1400 ...
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If I've already left a comment in review, the system doesn't need to suggest an automated comment

I couldn't see this suggested elsewhere, but if I leave a comment during review, I don't need an automated comment suggested to me. If the option to leave a comment has some other purpose (moves it to ...
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Markdown rendering missing in comment flags under moderator

Code formatting isn't properly rendered within comment flags: ... and links (possibly other content) as well: I doubt there would be any nefarious content that is hidden through markdown that one ...
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Make auto-deleting of comments (flagged as no longer needed) easier, if they @-ed a user that *only* has deleted comments under that post

We already make auto-deleting comments easier if they contain certain phrases. Can we do the same if the comment contains @user, and that user has already deleted their comments? If I make a comment ...
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Ping commenters to write answers when a question is reopened

My question was closed. While closed, it accumulated comments from people who could potentially answer, not just comment. After reopening, I wrote a very brief comment to each person, inviting them to ...
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How to encourage 'real' responses from review, rather than rubber-stamp comments

We've now all seen the message Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're ...
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Should comments auto delete? (Podcast #400)

In podcast episode #400 (recast link to the section) Jeff Atwood brings up that he would have made comments transient. I wanted to come and see what the discussion was around this idea, but I didn't ...
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"add comment" & "show more comment" no longer working on android tablet with firefox [duplicate]

Since a couple of days I'm no longer able to view more than 5 comments nor to add one myself. This happens on two different up to date android tablets, one with an older firefox (the last one ...
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How do I answer a comment that was made to a deleted question? [duplicate]

A question I posted a while ago was closed because it "needs details or clarity", and it is now deleted. While I think the question is clear, a user posted the comment "Could you be a ...
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Ignore formatting and links when determining if comments exceed size limit [duplicate]

The max size of comments seems OK, but can we calculate it based on rendered character count, rather than input character count? For example, this input: This sentence has *emphasis* and a [link](...
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Why does my comment show 41 "license: CC by SA 4.0"? Are all comments protected under copyright?

Why does my comment show this? 41 license: CC by SA 4.0 Are all comments protected under "creative commons" copyright? What does 41 mean? Why not 1 license - why 41?
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Start a chat with OP before reaching the 10+ comment mark

I was trying to solve someone's question and due to a language gap, they were unable to describe it properly. I know that the "let's continue this on the chat" message and link auto adds to ...
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Is it possible to manually update one's display name on comments/answers/etc. to avoid deadnaming? [duplicate]

Two months ago there was a question asking about whether it would be possible to implement some semi-automated tool for changing one's username in past comments, answers bodies, etc. I've recently ...
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In the 'Responses' tab on the profile, comments on nomination posts should link to the comment instead of to the nomination post

I received a reply to a comment I posted under a nomination in the current election on Mathematics SE. It shows up in my 'Responses' tab on my profile with the heading '2021 Moderator Election' (...
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How should I cite other users' text in comments, since blockquotes don't compile as they would in the question-field?

I have posted a question on CS SE and below this kind user's answer I have posted a comment where I am trying to cite their text to refer to it using the > character (in a blockquote) like so: ...
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Add an option to leave a "This is a duplicate answer" comment when voting to delete an answer from review

When voting to delete an answer from review, the following reasons/comments are provided: I often come across answers in the review queue that simply reiterate information that is already present in ...
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Can we get extended spoiler functionality?

Overview The Puzzling SE community (henceforth referred to as PSE) utilizes spoiler functionality very heavily. However, it's lacking in obvious areas such as comments, chat, and titles. [1] In a post,...
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Color of flag icon changes back to dark red after page reload

This is a very trivial bug but I am a pretty liberal comment flagger so this will probably bother me a lot (which trivial things like this usually do). I noticed that the color of the flag icon next ...
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Pluralization bug when editing a comment: "Too long by 1 characters"

I found a pluralization bug, which I reproduced on Meta Ask Ubuntu and Meta SE (and probably other places, but that is where I tried it). "Too long by 1 characters" is wrong. It should be &...
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Visually Differentiate/Highlight comments and answers provided by me for quick reference

Whenever I find an interesting answer or comment in a long list of answers, I Upvote the answer/comment so that if I land on the same question again in the future, I will know that I have already been ...
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Comment links don't show up on election pages if there are query strings or parameters in the URL

In Biblical Hermeneutics' election page, the comment links (on timestamps of the comments) are clickable if I visit https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/election directly. If I visit the election ...
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Short links to comments on election nominations lead to server error

First off, this is probably the least significant bug I've ever reported. I'm not sure it's actually worth fixing. But it is a bug, so for completeness's sake... (and hey, maybe someone at SE is ...
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Flagging a comment temporarily hides the upvote button/indication

If you've upvoted a comment, the upvote button will be visible in a 'permanently active' state. After flagging the comment, it will disappear, until you reload the page:
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Make comments left after selecting "recommend deletion" in the late-answers queue anonymous

I checked this list and didn't find this mentioned (and I couldn't find it in search), so I'm asking it as a new question. When leaving feedback on a question in the first questions queue, it appears ...
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