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Hyphen on different line as commenter's username

In the comments section, I have noticed that often if the user's username gets carried over to the next line if it is too long. That is fine, but I have noticed that when this happens, the hyphen that ...
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Bugs when viewing comments as a logged-out user in mobile view

A few bugs happens when viewing comments by using the mobile view of Stack Exchange sites, as an anonymous user. Bug #1 The first is about the "add a comment" link missing. When not logged-in, if a ...
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Let us delete our own comments even if the post is locked

I tried to delete a comment I posted, and got the "Comments on locked posts are not eligible for voting" error. The lock in that case is of type "locked while disputes about its content are being ...
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Should I remove my comment that became irrelevant after an edit?

Someone posted an incorrect answer, I pointed it out, they edited the answer so it is now correct and my comment is no longer relevant. What is the etiquette: should I remove my comment or post a ...
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Is there a difference between “It's No Longer Needed” flag between main and per meta sites?

Is there a difference between usage of "It's No Longer Needed" (INLN or NLN) comment flag on main site and per meta site? There are four kinds of comment flags. It contains harassment, bigotry,...
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Detailed comments with answer-style formatting

(not a critical need, but still a cool feature idea) Could we create a type of post that is in-between a comment and an answer? Something like a "companion post"? Comments are great for having a ...
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Problem with punctuation and removal of post owner usernames on comments

I found out today that if you have a user’s name with an “@“ in a comment on that user’s post, it removes it. For example, @PostOwner Your post is very nice. becomes Your post is very nice. ...
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Odd rep display

I had a comment, but there was no comment button. Assuming I just hadn't joined the site, I thought, I'll put in an answer, which will join me, and then I can delete it and make it a comment. It ...
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Show a warning if a comment is deleted while the author's editing it

When editing a comment, if it has been deleted while the comment author is editing it, the edited text will completely disappear into the void without any sort of warning as soon as the user clicks ...
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Why did this comment disappear?

I posted a comment on this answer fairly soon after the answer was posted, then immediately edited the comment to provide a specific counterexample to the assumptions in the post. (There is a 5 minute ...
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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.
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Alternatives to the term “rant”

On several of the sites I frequent, we occasionally get questions posted by people who are facing difficult situations, consisting mainly of them expressing how upset they are. In many cases, the ...
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When commenting before deleting a post, is the comment lost? [duplicate]

Sometimes it is appropriate to delete your own answer or question. That is often because someone explained a problem, and one accepts that the question or answer is not valuable. That is not directly ...
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Cursor position is not focused on begining of the comment box in Microsoft Edge

In the Microsoft Edge browser, when adding a comment for a question or answer, by default the cursor position is focused at the second line of the placeholder text. In the Google Chrome and Mozilla ...
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Is there a way to search content I've touched?

I believe I've finally discovered the answer to the question was ... 42 ... or something like that. The only problem is that, many months after the question was asked, I now need to find the question....
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Another user updated the code snippet on my answer & it's incorrect/introduced an error. What's my course of action?

Another user updated the code snippet on my answer & it's incorrect/introduced an error. What's my course of action? I can't seem to send them a message, so do I have to manually fix their edit? ...
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Given the positive “public opinion” on explaining downvotes, why is it disallowed? [duplicate]

See this question: Encouraging people to explain downvotes considering the opinions expressed in there, I don't understand why downvote-explaining comments are disallowed: Not every downvote can be ...
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Flagging a series of no longer necessary comments [duplicate]

I have several times seen situations where there is a conversation in comments that is no longer necessary (e.g. "can you clarify x", "clarification", "you should ask x as a separate question", "okay, ...
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Links to IPv6 addresses work as expected in answers, but cannot be used in comments

Sandbox example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/328811/192262 I can type http://[::1] in a question or answer, and it'll automatically turn into a link. I can also use markdown to format it as link,...
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Is it OK to be facetious?

Although I searched for it, I did not find a question that directly address this topic (not for a specific case but) in general. And I am genuinely asking to know the answer to make my own behavior ...
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Localization of magic link MCVE is broken

We saw that there was a wording change on how to handle MCVE. Since this change went live, we saw that the wording on international sites is broken. Since we didn't have a full discussion about this ...
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“Show x more comments” button doesn’t work on deleted posts

One of my questions was recently deleted. When I viewed it on the mobile site, I tried to click the “view 4 more comments” button on the answer, but it didn’t work. I tried reloading and the like, but ...
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Can moderators redact revisions of a comment?

A user on SOja found that his sensitive information was post as a comment. I, as a moderator, edited that comment to remove that sensitive information, but is this enough? Moderators can view the ...
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Use comment @reply to contact reviewers

With respect to this meta post on SO, Are answers which drip feed information in subsequent comments acceptable?, wouldn't it be a useful feature to be able to also contact the reviewers of both ...
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Why cannot we comment-reply more than one person in comments, and anyone in questions/answers? [duplicate]

I think the comment-reply (ping) mechanism is way too limited. You can only reply to one person in a comment. And you can't use an @ whatsoever in questions and answers. It just doesn't make sense to ...
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Accessing the latest comments on a site from the Stack API

Context: As a moderator on a relatively small beta site, I often notice spam, chatty, rude or entirely unrelated comments on old posts. It'd be nice if I had an easy way to monitor them. From the ...
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What exactly “duplicate comments” will be upvoted if I cast a subsequent dupe vote?

This is not a duplicate of Autocomment when voting to close as duplicate as that simply indicates that the feature exists. This is a "how" question asking how this feature actually works, which that ...
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Converting an answer to a comment makes the comment a reply to a comment posted after the converted comment

On the site where I am moderator, I closed a question using a custom reason, and then converted the answer in a comment. Even though the answer was posted the day before, and the comment is shown ...
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Feature Request: Require comment for downvotes if user reaches reputation threshold [duplicate]

So the idea behind this is quite simple, and I have also not seen any similar solution suggested in meta(after a quick search). Succinctly, I have seen both on my answers and questions(as has anyone) ...
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Could new users be prompted to edit instead of commenting? [duplicate]

It's very common to ask for additional information on a question. This is perhaps most common with new users who are a little unfamiliar with the need to put all relevant information in their ...
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Can comments be moved from an answer to the question?

I mistakenly added a comment to an answer rather than to the original question as I had intended. Others responded and there are now five comments in the wrong place. Is there some way to move those ...
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When a comment doesn't contravene the CoC but gets deleted all the same

I often delete my own comments when there are typos, when they might be interpreted in the wrong way, or their wording needs improvement. I also do my utmost to delete comments that are no longer ...
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I'd like to be able to see “Unfriendly” flags lodged against me

I think it would be beneficial to be able to see comments of mine that have had unfriendly flags ("It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse." and "It's unfriendly or unkind.") lodged against them. ...
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Merge manual and automated “possible duplicate” comments

The question Merge 'possible duplicate' comments and votes has status “by design” that manually created “possible duplicate” comments are not merged with automatically generated comments. ...
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How can a moderator prevent their answer from being automatically converted to a comment on meta site?

As discussed in this meta thread, I had some difficulty posting a valid answer to an undelete request on the open data meta site. My question is, as a mod of the site, and the fact that it is the ...
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Does notifying the close-voters violate the code of conduct or other rulings of stackexchange in any way?

Continuing http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1751, is it a violation of the code of conduct or any other rulings of stackexchange when the author of a closed/on-hold question notifies (via a ...
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VoteTypeIds in the context of Comments for StackOverflow Posts

Known information: As per this answer comments can't be downvoted. VoteTypeId 3 means downvote on a given post. referred answer My Assumption: Comments should not be downvoted and therefore Votes ...
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Comments: You've heard of +1, you've heard of -1. Now get ready for ±0!

In comments, some people voluntarily write "+1" or "-1" to indicate what they did vote-wise on the post. But when people want to say that they weren't the person who downvoted, there's no way to ...
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User page, “all-actions” tab, “comments” sub-tab… add a “delete” option

It seems as though the community believes that comments are mostly temporary and easily outlive their usefulness. Although there does not seem to be evidence that "no longer relevant" comments are a ...
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Option to migrate comment to answer? [duplicate]

A lot of times I see answers in comments, especially on questions from HNQ (Hot Network Questions). The trouble is they are sometimes helpful advice or may have many upvotes. I have been flagging such ...
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Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received?

This question was originally from this Meta Stack Overflow question. While there are many posts related to this issue which get closed as duplicates of Encouraging people to explain downvotes, ...
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What to do if a user asks a question that can be improved if asked differently?

There are many examples of questions opened in SO that are not in their best forms when asked. Considering the OP is open for suggestions, how do we point the right directions? For example, in a ...
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Are too many comments irrelevant?

SE has a pretty well-defined concept of low vs high quality questions and also answers. See, e.g. this discussion and also this blog entry and also the low-quality-posts tag. The general layout, ...
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Gratitudes, Niceties, and Jokes as a comment? [duplicate]

I have been a member of many SE sites for years now, as a result, I am quite familiar with the guidelines and expectations on the platform. However, even after reviewing the help section I can't seem ...
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Double back slashes escape code formatting in comments (but not answers) [duplicate]

I recently posted on answer on Stack Overflow which mentioned the discrepancy between windows and linux path separators in the answer. I enclosed both in inline code snippets like so: \\ and /. These ...
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META Participation & some site-crossover thoughts (Recycled: Migrating Comments to Chat Off Topic)

Update May 2 2019 I noticed this question received more down-votes recently even though it has been inactive for some time now. I'm not really sure I understand the point of this? I have tried to ...
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How did this user post a comment on other's answer without 50 rep?

An hour ago a new user (1 rep) posted a comment on my answer, where the question is asked by another user. I don't know why this has happened because IMO that user needed 50 rep to post the comment. ...
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Why am I getting a blank page on mobile after adding a comment? [duplicate]

I encountered this situation a few times before, but I didn't care much. This is a bit annoying for mobile users, me alike. Yesterday I added a comment to this answer using the Stack Exchange ...
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Nomination owner highlight is displayer in the comments only after clicking the “show n more comments” link [duplicate]

When navigating to the election nomination page, in the comments section, by default there is no highlight for the nomination owner. But when I click the "show n more comments" link at the end of the ...
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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 ...