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Discourage URL shorteners in comments: don't add link's href size to the total comment size

If a comment has [short title](http://lo-o-ong.example.com/url) link, then http://lo-o-ong.example.com/url is counted towards the total comment length limit. The answer to the same issue (to ignore ...
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Screen goes white when posting a comment

Since iOS 11.2 all the way through 12.2 beta 4, if you post or discard a comment on any post on any SE community, the screen will turn white. This has been ongoing continuously for a year now, and it ...
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Let's make it easier to get a room

Let's make it easier for people discussing a post in comments to retire to chat, without waiting for comments to pile up until the system prompts them or a moderator acts. There are two main use ...
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Supporting your candidate for moderator & being nice

Elections are one of the backbones of the Stack Exchange network. It gives the community a huge voice in determining the handful of people to who will volunteer to have their role on the site ...
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Add quote markup to comments

Comments have a very restricted markup ability. Currently supported text markups available are Italic text Bold text code One of the very common things people do in comments that is not supported ...
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Allow moderators to undelete the comments deleted after being flagged by a single user

See How is it possible that a single user who is not a moderator can delete a comment? for more details. In short, two comments have been probably deleted after a single user flagged them as obsolete ...
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Add a “remove in 60 days” comment flag

The current modus operandi to clean up comment threads that are extremely chatty, obsolete, or consist of pointless discussion is to flag them for moderator attention. This works; however, it would ...
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Remove the “thanks for flagging” popup after the user has raised a number of flags

Currently, whenever anyone flags a comment, they get this popup: or, more recently: I personally find this really annoying, especially since I flag a great many comments a day (on the order of ...
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Allow rejected editors to be @replied to

Within the canonical answer on how-do-comment-replies-work it is clear that post editors can be replied to. Notifications apply to the author, users with active bounties, commenters (associated ...
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iOS 11-13 - unable to paste into comments

I’m able to copy-paste from any application to any application. I’m able to copy from a comment or from a question or from an answer. I’m able to paste to a question or answer. However, if I attempt ...
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It's time to revert removing @name from comments

Yes, I am aware of: Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? Don't remove the @ part of my comment Alert users as to why their @lert is being removed from comments But now that several years ...
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Touch friendly comments

I have a Windows 8 tablet with a touch screen (Surface pro) using IE10, I do not like to use the mouse a lot since it is touch, SE sites are not really touch friendly and the mobile version looks ugly ...
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Can we add whatexactlyisyourquestion.com to the blocked list?

I just stumbled on this and I think we might do well to squash it before it becomes a wide spread problem. http://whatexactlyisyourquestion.com/ I found a particular user, who shall remain nameless, ...
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Deleting comments under posts in the mod queue should be easier

Ever since mods gained the ability to undelete comments, deleting them has become easier as the confirmation dialog was removed. However, this is not the case in the mod queue — I still get a ...
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Can we have an “edit question” magic link for answer comments?

Yet another request for a magic link. In the following situations: I answer a question, the asker replies to me in a comment, and I want to reply to them asking them to edit certain information into ...
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Chat rooms associated with posts should never be automatically deleted

Chat rooms that have been inactive for a period of time and which have fewer than 15 messages are automatically deleted. This is a very reasonable thing to do in general, but not when the room was ...
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See who left a comment in the global inbox

I would like to see who left a comment in my global inbox like this: And also for answers: (Except, of course, I would like the actual commentor's name, not "The Person Who Left The Comment".) ...
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Reduce the threshold for comment deletion with flags

I have it on good authority that it takes six flags from ordinary users to delete a comment. This makes no sense; it only takes five community votes to close a question, and three to delete a post. ...
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Expose the edit history of moderator-edited comments to other moderators

I was recently notified that another moderator on the site had suspended a specific user. I followed this to the source, but found some edited comments. My colleague had removed the offending parts ...
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Be able to specify a particular room in the chat magic link

From Add data.SE style "magic links" to comments there are several very useful magic links that show up in comments. In particular, there's [chat]. [chat] – link to the current site's ...
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Add a [conduct] shortcut similar to [help] and [tour] to link to the code of conduct in comments

I like the [help] and [tour] shortcuts to concisely direct people to a specific section of the help in whatever site I’m commenting on. Can a [conduct] or [code] or similar magic link to create a ...
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Allow commenting for bounty offerer with less than 50 rep

After offering a bounty to this question, I realize that I cannot comment on the question because I have less than 50 rep. Is it possible to change this behaviour, so that the bounty offerer can ...
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Can a community have its own internal magic links?

I'm talking about magic links, which are very useful while posting comments. We frequently use [tour] , [help], [ask], [ans] etc. while introducing new users about How Stack Exchange works. On ...
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Can we have magic links for comments that link to help center of the site we're recommending?

I love using magic links for referring someone to a more appropriate stack. However, if I'm recommending that someone check out another Stack, often times I want to give them a direct link to their ...
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Comment vote throttling makes it annoying to clean up obsolete chat

If I have a back-and-forth of say 4 comments each while refining an answer, I will then need to clean up my comments (presuming they are incorporated into the answer), then possibly flag my partner's. ...
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Editing comments steals my mouse!

IE 10.0.9200.16660 Windows 8 Steps to reproduce: Open Internet Explorer Navigate to http://serverfault.com (and possibly any other SE site) Create a comment Edit that comment Finalize the edit by ...
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Dupehammer creates and deletes a comment, causing notifications to go out

The dupehammer is a good system. But when a gold badge holder closes a question, a comment still gets created on the voter's behalf, even though it will be immediately deleted by the system due to the ...
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Could you remove (or change) the “Add comment” hint from deleted answers?

Steps to reproduce: Hover the comments disabled on deleted / locked posts / reviews text on any deleted or locked post and you'll see the following hint (this hint is normally used for add comment ...
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Long display name with no spaces breaks design of comments

We have a user (on Skeptics.SE) with a long display name and no spaces (30 characters of Unicode). [I've chosen not to link to them; they are innocent here.] There have have been several complaints ...
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Better way for moderators to see comments from a specific user to a specific user

Moderators can view a history of all the comments left by a user, including deleted ones (profile → mod → info → comments). This is convenient, among others, when investigating situations involving ...
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Chat-migrated comments: “Discussion between …”

While it is not listed in the Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange, there seems to be a new feature which allows migrating longer comment threads to chat. Or I suddenly got more chatty, I remarked ...
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Always collapse comments on deleted answers

As noted elsewhere that comments take up a lot of vertical space and attention on a page. While it isn't costing any more votes on a deleted post, it still is distracting. With comments on deleted ...
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Make commenting during the election phase easier

I've noticed several Stack Exchange election nomination phases follow this pattern: On Unix and Linux, we had no activity for 5 days, and then two more nominations suddenly came in within a couple ...
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Could Markdown and mini-Markdown have the same support for backticks?

In comments, mini-Markdown sometimes has a different syntax for backticks within backticks: when the code starts and/or ends with a backtick, one needs escaping. In those cases, could mini-Markdown ...
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Voting to close as duplicate no longer up-votes the auto-generated comment

Until fairly recently, if I voted to close a question as a duplicate, the system would automatically up-vote the existing "possible duplicate of Foo" comment (if there was one). This no longer seems ...
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Add [privileges] to magic comment links

I have been viewing a lot of first posts from new users. I often see answers such as "thanks", or "me too", or they are asking a different question altogether. I like to point out the fact that they ...
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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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Change the “Stage 1 - Warning” part of the enforcement section of the code of conduct to reflect actual real enforcement

When reading over the new code of conduct I found something concerning in the "enforcements" section. For most first-time misconduct, moderators will remove offending content and send a warning. ...
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Links in close reasons are (sometimes?) still HTTP

TL;DR: Links in off-topic close reasons are not HTTPS. Links to other sites in migration close reasons are not HTTPS. NB: This question is tagged "custom close reasons". Those include both the free-...
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How can we make comment moderation one-pass instead of two-pass?

A fairly common experience I have goes something like this: Auto-flag is raised due to comment volume. I visit the post and start reading the 32 comments currently there. (More arrive while I'm ...
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Improved IME Handling is now active

In the past there was an issue (reported for example on the Japanese Language Meta) where pressing the Enter key to select an IME suggestion would also submit the comment. The good news is that we ...
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Easier mechanism to display MathJax in comments

Prelude I am currently aware of the reason behind why the Android App does not allow rendering of MathJax in comments via with no explanation to indicate otherwise. This issue is a technical one that ...
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Show all comments if there is just “1” extra comment to show

When looking at a question or answer with comments, I think it would be better to just show that one extra comment if the threshold is "Show 1 more comment". In other words, if there are 6 comments, ...
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Can we have comments shown when editing a post in the review queue

I recently came across an answer in the low quality posts review queue on Interpersonal Skills. Some comments had been left asking for clarification which were subsequently answered (also in comments) ...
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Repeatedly clicking the edit button causes chaos

Help!!! I don't know quite what happened, I was getting frustrated, trying to somehow escape the backticks inside the code formatting. I clicked the edit button too many times, and then the above ...
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Make comment upvotes and flags in review queues be committed immediately

While investigating this bug, I realized that upvotes and flags on comments from review queues are not committed until the review is completed. That is, if I skip the review, it will be as though I ...
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When should comments be flagged/deleted on per-site metas?

We all know what comments are for -- and aren't, but that guidance is, naturally, geared toward main sites, where we want to keep things clean and focused. Meta, on the other hand, is a site's "...
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Issue with magic site links in comments on migrated posts

When a post is migrated, its comments are persisted to the target site. The "magic" comments, such as [so], [meta] are supposed to be migrated as well. However, there seems to be a problem when ...
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Allow me to move comments on a post to the question when converting an answer to an edit

There are a number of times where a user will erroneously post what should be an edit on an answer. A number of those times, there are other users that will still follow up the entire question on the ...
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Community♦ raised flag for 20+ comments even though most of them are deleted

2 comments left. But Community♦ raised flag to move comments ('cause there are 20+) to chat. I guess, only not deleted comments should be counted.