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Add formatting tips to comment input [duplicate]

Could we have a cut down version of the formatting tool bar added to comment entry, with icons/hotkeys for: Bold (cmd + B) - wraps with double asterisks Italic (cmd + I) - wraps with single asterisks ...
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“Automatically move this discussion to chat” [duplicate]

After a few comments under a post, or comments with certain context, the message "... click here to automatically move this discussion to chat" appears. Why does it contain the word "...
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How can I see all the latest comments?

I can see the latest questions on https://money.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Newest. I can see the latest question or answer activity on https://money.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Active. But ...
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Good practices for describing progress made on a question?

I have recently started asking some more complex questions on which I have made partial but significant progress toward an answer since originally asking the question. Can someone recommend good ...
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Allowing moderator to comment-ban someone

Yesterday, I received a private mod message because I was being chatty in comments and that I should stop doing that. The message was also implying that I did not know how to use comment properly. It ...
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Feedback for rude comments

I participate in a site where people are very sensitive about... well, everything. I've had comments of mine being deleted ever since I can remember, and I used to be ok with that because a) we need ...
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Are “trigger keywords” matched in mentioned usernames as well?

I have read How does comment voting and flagging work? Comments containing certain "trigger" keywords are deleted instantly after a single flag, regardless of upvotes. The list of trigger ...
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How and when should one add “[sic]” to a quotation in a SE answer?

In What should I do about answers that are obviously intended to be accepted, but actually aren't? - Meta Stack Exchange, I directly quoted someone's comment: @sanjay I see your new to stack exchange....
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Comments that are just a link are non-deletable on mobile [duplicate]

On the Stack Exchange iPhone app, to bring up the small menu beneath a comment with delete, reply, etc., we touch an area of text within the comment (touching a name or link will navigate to the ...
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Should bare URLs to SE posts show up as links in bounty messages, the same way that they do in comments?

From the answer to How does the bounty system work? Can I use Markdown formatting in the bounty remarks? Can I edit the remark? Bounty notices support the Markdown mini format used for comments, with ...
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Notification about a comment on an answer to my question

I would like to have an option to receive notifications when somebody leaves a comment to an answer to my question. That is: I ask a question. Somebody provides an answer. Somebody else leaves a ...
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What's the exact time for “a short amount of time” requirement for triggering chat room?

When I was reading the newest announcement regarding chat rooms at: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/74243/777820 I noticed 2011-06-10: When adding a new comment to a post with many comments between ...
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How to deal with nonsensical answers?

Sometimes when I ask a question, I get an answer which is very weird or even blatantly false (at least I think so). On one hand, it should probably go in the red as it may lead some users astray (...
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Automatically remove all non-meta comments after a certain amount of time

Update: I was involved in some very useful discussion in comments under @tinkeringbell's answer. It helped clarify some of the arguments against automatic deletion. If there's interest in this ...
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Display votes next to comments in User → All Actions → Comments tab [duplicate]

Just as the number of votes is displayed next to an answer in the Answers tab (https://site.stackexchange.com/users/userid/?tab=answers), can we also have the number of votes displayed next to a ...
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Is the 50 reputation requirement for commenting on questions there to generate activity on the site? [duplicate]

It seems awfully convenient that to be able to ask a clarification or an update, one should have already answered a bunch of unrelated questions. Assuming one answers 10 or 20 questions first, how ...
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Upvote for upvote in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

If a user asks for upvotes in the comments in Stack Overflow will it be considered as an ABUSE? CONTEXT: A user answered my question and I accepted the answer but didn't upvote. Then they commented, &...
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The “Add A Comment” Button sometimes Freezes

Whenever I see a red banner stating: Stack Overflow requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. Retry using another source. The "Add a comment" (...
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Moderator has moved a discussion to chat - and swept my non-discussion comment with it

I made a comment on a post with many comments. Most of these comments were a sort of a discussion among commenters (well, arguably). Mine, though, did not refer to other comments, but rather directly ...
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How can I associate a downvote with an already existing comment? [duplicate]

I am not sure whether this is a help request or a feature request, so I'm (at first) asking for help. Often, when I downvote a question/answer and a message "Please consider adding a comment if ...
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Can I suggest questions in the comments?

I have asked a question on Stack Overflow and have not got an answer yet. I know a person on the site who I reckon to be able to answer it (as they are the author of the library at hand). ...
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Why do my answers and comments keep getting silently deleted? [closed]

I've nearly stopped using this site because my answers, or the question I'm answering, simply disappears without a trace. At this point I only use comments, since answers are no longer worth the time ...
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Allow low-reputation users to delete comments that were posted on their behalf

I flagged this question on Ask Ubuntu as a duplicate. A comment "Does this answer your question...." was auto-generated. For trying things out, I retracted my flag. Now, I can't delete that ...
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Notifications inbox was pinged a second time when a comment on a followed post was edited

A screenshot from my global inbox: A post I follow had a comment added onto it which rightly pinged my notifications inbox. I then clicked through to the notification, bringing me to the comment. ...
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How to foster proper use of comments, and deter comment-as-answers [duplicate]

Recently I've noticed a pattern of users answering questions by way of comments. Generally this is followed by downvoting the question itself and eventually the question gets closed. Is that ...
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I flagged a “thank you” comment as “it's no longer needed” and it was autodeleted: was there a change I'm unaware of? [duplicate]

Just now I flagged a comment on this answer that said nothing other than ~"thank you, that's helpful" and it was deleted immediately. I did not know this was a feature. Moreover, I didn't ...
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Moving comments to chat seems to be missing in timeline and SEDE?

There are two possibilities how comments can be moved to chatroom. Either a moderator moves them or the users who discuss in comments are offered to continue in chat - and if they choose this option, ...
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How to “prettify” my coments [duplicate]

How can I format my comments? For example, I've pasted a few lines of code (with new lines, spaces etc.) but it looks very ugly.
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Flagging “didn't downvote” comments that came with constructive criticism

I was pretty confident that comments with "didn't downvote" statements should be removed. Well, I flagged such a comment as "Didn't downvote statement", but it got declined. ...
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Reconsider fixing the comment character counter so it doesn't count characters that are stripped

Compare these two images: My comments appear to be exactly the same as far as the text body goes. However the first image shows that I have 584 characters left to put in my comment, and yet refuses ...
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If a user name is long enough, we can comment anything to that user [duplicate]

There is a minimum amount of characters one can comment in each comment. That is obviously to discourage short unnecessary conversational remarks. But if a user name is long enough, we can comment ...
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New help pages needed for the latest feature additions/changes (follow, bookmarks, thanks)

Problem Some time ago there was a change to the icons displayed next to a question, and the favourite icon was replaced by a bookmark icon. In addition we now have a "follow" link underneath ...
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Hide comments in audits [duplicate]

As shown, there is a comment which said, "Repeat Spammer. Flagged as spam." But the answer was posted few days ago, so this would have been deleted. So I immediately knew that this was an ...
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Is there a way to put bold text after a punctuation sign in comments?

According to this announcement (is this the last announcement on the matter?), Markdown emphasis (bold or italics) inside a word is possible, as long as it does not happen directly next to a ...
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Cannot “read further comments ” or add comments [duplicate]

For a week now I cannot add comments, or use the blue "view more comments" or flag questions. How to fix this? A week ago when travelling I had the captcha option happen on all my comments ...
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Hyperlinks not handled in comments in interaction with MathJax followed by some specific characters

On at least some¹ MathJax-enabled websites, in a comment² with a MathJax sequence immediately followed by a / or + (but not a space or a -), a subsequent [text](url) is mishandled if followed by ...
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Should comments like “I love this post” be flagged?

Recently, I had flagged a comment which said: This one is my favorite. I had flagged it as "No longer needed" because I thought that it was a type of "compliment" (not that I am ...
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“Please consider adding a comment” yet the question is locked and therefore unable to be commented on

Basically this is a contradiction: The popup notice Please consider adding a comment if you think this post can be improved. appears after downvoting a locked question Locked for 24 days. Comments ...
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Deleted comments on followed posts persist in the global inbox

I think the title says most of it, but when you follow a post you get notifications in your inbox about comments made on those posts. These notifications persist even after the comment is deleted even ...
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Do you get a notification if your comment is deleted? [duplicate]

Basically the title is the question: Do you get a notification if your comment is deleted? I couldn't find the answer in the help center or here on meta. But I'm pretty sure that I had comments under ...
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What are the magic links for Meta Stack Overflow, Meta Super User, and Meta Server Fault? [duplicate]

I found out that the Meta Stack Overflow magic link is not included in this list nor this list. There are generic links that follow the pattern [<something>.se] -> [meta.<something>.se]....
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Notification about “I added the info you asked for” comment

On one hand, comments like "I added the info you asked for" should be deleted, as discussed here. On the other hand, if they get deleted, the previous commenter who had asked for the info ...
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Flag comments “please edit to clarify X”, “done” for deletion?

Should comments like "please add details of X to your answer", "done" be flagged for deletion? Deleting them would improve readability of the thread. The answer-relevant ...
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The new contributor tooltip makes it too hard to add comments

A haiku Tooltip is zealous in promoting temperance. It is frustrating. The new contributor tooltip advises us to take care when commenting but in some cases it's too proactive in preventing comments....
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Can't delete own comment when revisiting Close Vote review page

When reviewing Close Votes, I sometimes leave a comment. I noticed that after reviewing, when going back to the review item, I can edit the comment but not delete it; the 'Delete' link which is ...
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What's the URL format that shows all comments expanded for all SE sites?

I want to archive some questions. But some comments are hidden because of the mechanics of how SE's UX work i.e. I have to click on show X more comments below each post. So, like superuser.com/a/...
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Scan posts for nonsensical HTML comments [duplicate]

Currently, SE accepts HTML comments (e.g. <!-- this is an HTML comment -->) as valid input for posts but they don't appear (since they are comments) this allows some users to get around the 30 ...
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A system to undelete useful comments?

Sometimes a good question is deleted because a few people think it adds no value. Sometimes a good answer is deleted because a few people think it is not fit according to them. But there's the option ...
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Dropping a question, and then just logging out and leaving [duplicate]

This is an etiquette and maybe even rules question. I take the questions I ask seriously over at StackExchange. I form my question in an editor, I check for clarity and make edits, I take care to ...
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Can we add some more trigger words to the one-flag-comment-delete mechanism?

We just had a rather unsavoury answer on SO from someone distinctly unhappy with the service they received. To put it mildly. In particular, there were these two comments under the post: I've ...

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