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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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Using possessive apostrophes after users' names [duplicate]

What's a word that means deflect blame? In this post I posted a comment in response to another. In the post, I tagged someone's username, but in its possessive form. I put a space in between the ...
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Should we let people know that their actions are being discussed on meta, if so what's the best way?

Whenever I post something on SO meta about a particular post or review, I ping the people involved with that post or review. It seems to be the equitable thing to do, allow people to speak up, if ...
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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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Improve the usability/intuitiveness of direct comment links

I have seen many people share links which go directly to a specific comment. I wanted to do this too today but I couldn't figure out how. I had to search here on Meta to find this Q&A: Direct Link ...
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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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Changing placeholder of comment box for adding @ pinging info

Proposing a different approach to what I think enable ping completion for all comments wanted to achieve. New users should know that @ pinging in comments exists, and get educated on how to use them ...
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Why is there no autocomplete for pinging editors?

I hope this example shows why autocomplete would be useful beyond the comfort of the commenter: I recently had an issue where someone edited a post (which I'm not the author of) only to add one extra ...
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How does comment voting and flagging work?

Comments can now be upvoted and flagged. How do those features work? Do users get rep for their upvoted comments? Do upvoted comments have any effect on comment sorting? And can users see their own ...
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May I ask a question that might have no answer? If so, would it be discourteous to those who suggest that it has no answer? [migrated]

A while ago I asked the question "Is there a group-theoretic proof that multiplicative groups of integers modulo a prime are cyclic?". Instead of an answer I got a few comments from ...
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Don't lock or hide election comments after the nomination phase

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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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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Adding a comment should not make me fail the review audit

I just failed these review audits in First Post, I read the question and thought it seemed reasonable but the user was deleted so to be on the safe side I clicked add comment and I failed the audit. ...
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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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Auto-generated link to duplicate truncated in the comment

Auto-generated link for possible duplicate on ruSO.meta produces truncated text in comment section: This happened possible due to a long URL-encoded title of the original question. Possible solution ...
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Wrong rate limit message when attempting to flag a comment

When clicking the flag link on a comment, I got the following message (emphasis mine): You may only attempt to flag this comment every 3 seconds. However, that's incorrect; it was my first attempt ...
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Don't remove the @ part of my comment

Recently I posted a comment on Stack Overflow on an answer by (say) Felix. He replied to the comment, and when replying to him I started my comment with "@Felix". Stack Overflow stripped that ...
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How do I write a URL in a comment without making it a link?

I tried to add a comment that included this text: https://username@password:www.mysite.com/mypath/ But it showed up like this: username@password:www.mysite.com/mypath/ How can I prevent auto-...
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Error message in LQP queue asking me to "Please try again" led to multiple comments posted

I checked the LQP queue and there was an answer with a score of 1. As it had a positive score, I was given the option to Recommend Deletion. I first downvoted the post to 0 from the review page, then ...
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No way to remove accidental upvote on a comment [duplicate]

I frequently upvote someone's comment only to realise I've fat-fingered it (especially easy to do on a touch phone, but I've also done it with a mouse) and clicked someone else's comment. ...
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Allow un-upvote and re-upvote the comments as many times as user wants

In 2012 un-upvote of a comment was implemented Cancelling upvote on comment?, but with serious restrictions: Comment upvotes can only be undone for a short time and while you did not navigate away ...
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Userscript to auto-replace SOFU links in comments? [closed]

SOFU links pasted into questions get automatically replaced by the question title. This has been this way for some time now, and it's great. However, it is missing from comments. This is very ...
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Can we get a comments only lock?

Currently moderators have the ability to lock posts, for any of the following reasons: Content dispute (~ edit wars), Historical significance (to prevent great but off topic questions from being ...
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Nudge for low rep users that leave 'thank you' comments

This happens regularly: A new user posts their first question They get a good answer So they leave a comment saying "OMGz Thx it WORKEDD!!! you have saved my life :D" or something similar. ...
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Cannot flag comments made Community♦ regarding dead URLs

I was digging through some lovely unicorn paraphernalia, when I came across a comment which is now incorrect. I attempted flagging it as 'obsolete', but I got this error message: Doesn't Community ...
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SE "search" does not seem to include comments [duplicate]

Just noticed this today, not sure if it's expected: The reason I'd be in favor of including comments in the search is then you have a higher chance of finding what you're looking for, based on ...
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Provide autocomplete for magic links in the comment editor

There are a ton of magic links which expand in the comments, some of which are main, meta, or community specific, and some which are templatized (on the surface, I'm not sure if they are explicitly ...
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Is there a way to "subscribe" to a question and get notification? [duplicate]

Sometimes I find a question interesting. I then add it to my bookmarks. However, if someone posts an answer or a comment to this question, I am not notified automatically via my inbox (in the way I ...
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Name changes: updating past comments, alerts, and similar upon specific request

Alright, so - there have obviously been past questions about updating one's username, e.g. Changing user name does not update @lerts / cites?, Change all @username references in comments when a user ...
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Trying to comment on a particular question on the full site crashes Android Chrome

I wanted to add a comment to this History SE question. When I hit "add a comment", Chrome crashes. You hit "add a comment " below the question, the comment edit box appears for a ...
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Unable to post comment via external keyboard on mobile devices

Generally I can post a comment by pressing Enter key on my PC keyboard right after typing it. But when I use external bluetooth keyboard on my iPad, I can’t do this, pressing the Enter key just ...
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The canned comments left by the Community user are less than helpful, in some cases [duplicate]

I've seen a few examples: A comment on a post about licensing on Software Engineering indicating that the post needs clarification. The post is clear enough to know that it is off-topic. Editing for ...
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What is the SE version of Seven Dirty Words?

Caution: R-rated language Some words, when present in a comment, make it eligible for instant, automatic one-flag deletion. Out of the seven words you can never say on television, only appear to ...
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How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean ...
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Community user seems to have started to post comments since ~ Aug 26? [duplicate]

It seems since a few days the Community user bot has started to post comments to certain questions and answers on several sites. Interestingly, these are comments for which I would expect a certain ...
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Direct Link to a Comment

The increase in the character limit of comments has led them to become as important as the questions and answers that spawn them. On several occasions (especially on meta) I've found reason to want to ...
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Spacing between comment-author link and date-posted link has disappeared

This seems to have come up just now. There's no space between the name and link to the author of a comment, and the date it was posted: I found this bug here. This is kind of annoying if you want ...
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If the OP's username is the width of a comment, the blue box around it extends to the next line

I recently noticed that long usernames were triggering something weird (example): A similar case looks fine on archive.org Specifically, when the OP's username is the whole width of the comment field,...
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Show more comments not working in a deleted question

If some comments are hidden in a deleted question engaging in trolling about the Holocaust, they don't appear when I click on "Show more comments": By contrast, it does work on a non-...
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Shouldn't comment upvote buttons on locked questions be visibly disabled? [duplicate]

On locked questions, the upvote / downvote buttons (for the question and for the answers) are disabled, as in this screenshot: However, upvote buttons on comments appear as if you could upvote ...
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Is there any way to shorten links to comments?

I'm wondering if there's a way to use the http://s.tk/ link shortening format for links to comments or if there is another abbreviated way to link to comments. Long story short I'm trying to link to ...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
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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 flagged ...
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Misclick with duplicate flag, now unable to delete automatic comment as I never had the rep to comment in the first place -- is this intended? [duplicate]

On this question, I accidentally marked it as a duplicate of the wrong link. I retracted the flag, no harm done. But my comment remains and I cannot delete it, and I figure this is because I don't ...
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Automatic reply or dialog for "thanks, this solves my issue" comments [duplicate]

I've stumbled upon many answers which had OP comments such as "thanks, this solves it" but OP forgot to accept (or possibly upvote) the answer. I noted that if I flag such comments some of ...
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Should the "Enable keyboard shortcuts" user setting disable ALL custom keyboard shortcuts on a site?

Since July 2009 the community is asking for a way to disable the editor keyboard shortcuts. Since September 2010 many people are asking to disable comment submitting on Enter. Since July 2014 ...

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