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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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Why is the auto-replace for on-site question-links with the respective question-title only enabled in posts but not in comments? [duplicate]

When you paste an url in a question or answer (i.e. a post), its link text is automatically replaced with the title of linked-to question, like so: Replace trilogy raw links with the current question ...
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User cannot delete their own comment on migrated question [duplicate]

When a question is migrated, the user can no longer edit or delete their comment(s). Would be worth fixing unless that's by design?
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What is the etiquette for extending my question?

I've recently asked a question, then thought about it more, and now I want to add to my question something like "I've tried A and it didn't work. Might B work?" What is the etiquette for this kind of ...
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Should the 5 minute limit to edits on comments be changed to accommodate longer comments?

Yes, I know this question is similar to this question, but I'm asking for a slightly different thing. Because some comments are long, it can be frustrating when you're in the middle of making a ...
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Style @mentions

The Problem In comments, when someone's username is mentioned in comments (e.g., @applemonkey496), it does not seem to give any indication that the mention worked, and that the user was notified. ...
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Comments from user feed link to the parent post instead; confusing onebox in the chat room

Recently, we (moderators on Android.SE) started adding some users' feed to our mod's chat room for moderation purposes. After a while, the users' posts were onebox-ed as expected, but then seemingly ...
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As a user, should I delete a comment when requested by an author? [migrated]

After adding a comment to a given answer on one of the Stack Exchange Community pages (Super User) I was requested by the answer's author to delete my comment due to unrelated content regarding ...
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About canned comments

Canned comments may not be as useful as we have thought. Why people post canned comments If the author of the problematic post is of malicious intentions, posting a canned comment is effortless, ...
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Are attempted edits to deleted comments submitted and shown to moderators?

It's a known issue that attempting to edit your own comment that has been deleted while you're editing it will result in your edited text appearing to just disappear into the void without any sort of ...
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Understanding downvotes (and proposing a change) [duplicate]

Yesterday, I asked a question on Stack Overflow and received two comments, no answer, but three downvotes. I was also told, that "the reception your question has received thus far might ultimately ...
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Should there be an alternative to flagging as no longer needed?

Generally when I flag a comment as "no longer needed", it's a response to a removed comment or a request for an edit that has been made. It's a bit strange to have this option right next to "this ...
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Answer comment cells need text formatting

I noticed certain keywords for text formatting are ignored in the app, e.g. code tags See attached image for reference. App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: iPhone 7 Plus OS Version: Version 13.3.1 (Build ...
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Cannot make a comment that contains the characters “-1”

I was trying to comment on this question. I did not downvote the question, but the comment was rejected on the grounds that I should not comment on my downvote. I was using -1 in the context of the ...
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In-page suggested edit review not visible when visiting page from comment link

It's possible to review suggested edits 'in-page', when you see an 'edit (1)' link under a post you can click on it and review the suggested edit. However, when you visit a page from a comment link, e....
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Moderator “move comments to chat” is failing

On this post the moderator option to move comments to chat is failing, saying that they have already been moved. Yet, the comments haven't been moved and no chatroom has even been created as far as I ...
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How does comment hiding work on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I tried to find an answer to this question on meta. While I found several posts such as the following related to this topic, they do not accurately answer the specific question I have. Also, they are ...
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Where should I ask a question about an answer? [duplicate]

I have a question about an answer given by somebody on a question. How do I tag that person and ask my question regarding his answer? This is in Cryptography Exchange.
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Pre-2017 meta links remain broken in 2020

Back in 2017, SE changed their meta URL hierarchy, so their URLs are no longer meta.site.stackexchange.com, but rather site.meta.stackexchange.com. While the Community user did a good job fixing all ...
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Unable to handle comment flags from the admin dashboard

While handling comments, the admin dashboard bugs out with the following error in the console: full.en.js?v=38260260cea5:9 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'user' of undefined at e....
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Comment notifications for close voters: regression from 2018?

According the the comment reply FAQ, it's possible to @-notify close voters in a very particular set of circumstances: For questions: The moderator or gold badge holder who closed or reopened the ...
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Undelete action on a comment even though it wasn't deleted

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/users/:userIdHere/post-comments For example, this comment. It's not deleted. But in the admin panel, when I pick this comment, there is an "Undelete" option.
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Add pings to “moved to chat” comments

When comments are moved to chat, pings in the chat room do not notify anyone until the pinged person visits the new chat room. This often instantly kills the discussion entirely, simply because the ...
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Started receiving notifications about new comments on the questions after moving comment into the chat

In this question I've moved all comments into the chat. And now I'm receiving notifications about all new comments, even though I wasn't mentioned.
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Which measurable evidence (data) is SE directly presenting to its users for them to improve their content? [closed]

As I have researched and tried to learn how SE works by reading different comments, answers, questions and blog posts, I have come to the conclusion that SE is interested in becoming the Q/A site ...
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Basic information is nearly impossible to find on SE

Key facts: What's "basic" for someone depends on the expertise the person has in a given topic What's "basic" also changes with time due to the development of mankind themselves If there is a big gap ...
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How to use stackexchange query correctly?

I am trying to find one piece of comments by someone else on my post("that I continue to learn and grow", does this expression sound natural?), following another meta post. with userid = ...
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What is Stack Exchange's stance on users that move Playground insults elsewhere? [duplicate]

Yesterday, on Stack Overflow, I gave some constructive criticism to a user, when I downvoted (how foolish of me, I know!). Unfortunately as some users do, my point was taking poorly; in this case it ...
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Disallow emojis in comments and posts? [duplicate]

It is possible to type emojis in SE questions, answers and comments. Although I have never actually seen another user do it, I managed to do it accidentally and the emojis look ugly and do not fit in ...
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Icon about comment edits is shown, even though this comment has no edits [duplicate]

For example, in this question. But if you click on this icon, the message about no edits is shown. P.S. this comment was created by moving an answer into a comments by moderator.
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A mod migrated my old question to another SE site where I have already asked a new better question - how to merge these? [duplicate]

I have asked this question on Retrocomputing; it got answers there, but was later closed and commenters suggested it would be a better fit for Computer Science. Because my Retrocomputing question ...
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Why don't mentions in comments get updated when username changes? [duplicate]

It seems that it would be a good feature, as future viewers may struggle to follow any mentions in comments after usernames have changed. Is there a technical reason why it doesn't happen, or is it ...
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Square brackets in hyperlinks is broken in comments

On all Stack Exchange websites, using square brackets in a hyperlink like in the following Markdown code is correctly translated into HTML in questions and answers, but not in comments: [[class....
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Examples of questions which would be roomba-ed if it weren't for the 'has 1 or 0 comments' requirement, which have important answers in the comments?

Continuing from Modify the 'has 1 or 0 comments' requirement for 'RemoveAbandonedQuestions' script Nah. The logic (fear) is that the comments contain the answer. Catija ♦ So let'...
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Selecting the answer - I'm sure this must have been asked [duplicate]

Quite soon, I'm going to select the answer to a question I've posted. I appreciate the way the current system works means I can only choose a single answer. What really struck me about this particular ...
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More intuitive way of obtaining direct link to specific comment [duplicate]

Currently, it's not obvious how to obtain a link to a specific comment (there is no obvious share icon on comments). A question/answer on how to link to a comment has a lot of views/upvotes ...
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How to refine / improve a posed question? [closed]

Suppose I asked a question in an area where I am no expert. Then the question is getting answers that point out that the question is ambiguous or has not enough information for a meaningful answer. ...
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What does “comments” mean in the coded responses to the Site Satisfaction Survey Summer 2019?

In the latest blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, this graphic is included: Coded responses to "What do you find most frustrating or unappealing about using Stack ...
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Closing 'own' question leaves a nonsensical comment

(Comment link; it was not auto-deleted as suggested in a comment) Notice the color of the username's background. It is the question asker. When closing own question, the new auto-comment does not ...
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Clarity needed on stackoverflow.blog comments [duplicate]

I'll be honest, yesterday's blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, didn't sit well with me. So much so that I decided to comment. My comment represented the very first ...
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Should you post a probably correct answer as an answer or a comment? [duplicate]

Many people often post possibly correct answers as comments, because they're not sure if it's correct and don't want to receive downvotes. However, these comments often are correct and this causes ...
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Bug with comments and answer poster

I have recently came across a bug with the comments and the answer taking up the same space: As you can see the comments is conflicting with the answer. Can this be fixed? Link to where I ...
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Multiple versions of the same question?

Let's say I asked an unclear question, people in the comments said that the question is unclear and they talked about the unclear contents in my question, I edited the question making it clear and ...
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Allow users under 50 rep to post one or two comments daily

I have seen many new users posting comments as an answer, which is wrong. Some new users have good knowledge but they can't add comments because they don't have 50 reputation. I agree that some ...
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What did I mark this comment as?

I clicked the arrow next to a comment, and to express my agreement with it. I accidentally clicked it again resulting in the following error message: Which states: You cannot mark a comment more ...
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Notify me for ping from a comment moved to chat

Last evening, I commented on this answer. I then closed the tab and went to bed. At an unknown time, someone responded, pinging me with @Douglas - an exact name match. This morning, comments on that ...
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What's the canonical link for comments being “second-class citizens”? [duplicate]

Comments are often described as "second-class citizens" on Stack Exchange: Comments are purposely second-class citizens, but this seems like privileging them--protection for comments that should be ...
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Comments from OP have a different font size than comments from others [duplicate]

Comments from OP have a different font size than comments from others. Example from How can one get the clipboard menu item in the contextual menu in Gmail's compose email field?: Tested on ...
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An Effective Solution To The [answer-in/as-comment] Conundrum [closed]

How often don't we follow a question, believing that we have the definitive solution, only to find that someone has posted the gist thereof in a comment? Under those circumstances, I tend to feel ...
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Can moderators see a version history of comments? [duplicate]

I think it is well known that only moderators can see deleted comments. But what I am wondering (mainly out of pure curiosity): can moderators also see the "edit history" of comments?

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