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Please autocomplete @User2 even if you only notify @User1

Background I know that @replying to more than one user in a comment is not allowed as explained in this answer. I've always hated that and thought that there are valid use-cases for mentioning two ...
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Lacking reputation to leave a comment, but having a valuable one anyway

I was recently reviewing a first post and found a submitted answer which (as far as I can tell) does usefully contribute to a question and its accepted answer, phrased similarly to, "the accepted ...
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Mention comment voting limits in Help Center (on vote up privilege page)

Some day before I was searching for suggestions I have in mind here on Meta and voting on existing posts, mostly on comments. By the end of the day I've got a message: Daily vote limit reached; vote ...
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Please change the wording of the comment generated when mods move comment threads to chat

Currently, when a mod moves a comment thread to chat, the system enters a very curt and borderline rude message that seems to be chastising users for doing something wrong instead of attempting to ...
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Can clicking on a negatively-received post remove the graying-out on both the content *and* the comments?

This post was marked status-completed - and it is, to a degree. But clicking on a post with a score of -3 (or -7) or lower doesn't remove the grayness on the comments underneath the post, only the ...
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Most upvoted comments across Stack Exchange (Cross site query)

I was interested in finding out the most upvoted comments per user across the entire Stack Exchange network (cross-site query). I found this query, which works very well, but only for one site at a ...
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“Add a Comment” link is available on deleted answer

I’ve deleted my own answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/66607772/52277 and then decided to explain why I deleted(I moved my answer to more appropriate question as this question is actually a duplicate)....
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Should I reply to a comment that is incorrect?

I recently encountered a comment from a question's OP that looked like this: I really don't like having my posts edited but I let it go this time because I know my post was poorly written. @Nai45, ...
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Can I answer my own question by citing a comment? [duplicate]

The best answer on one of my questions is in the comment section. I don't want to bother the commenter by asking for a formal answer so that I can give it the love (upvote and accept) that it deserves....
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Can we have a more specific anchor text for some of the comment magic-links?

(Also asked 6+ years ago on MSO), There are a couple of ways to write help-center links with short sentences, like [help/on-topic]. These are useful when writing help comments to new users (for those ...
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“Move comments to chat” triggers auto and manual flagging and suspension

A recent moderation of moving a comment discussion to chat resulted in a user's comment to be flagged multiple times and the user was hit with a chat auto suspension. No judgement on that users ...
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Is it possible to be notified about new answers to and comments on bookmarked questions? [duplicate]

I get notified by email about new answers to and comments on questions posted by me, as well as about comments on my answers. Is it possible for me to be notified by email about new answers to and ...
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Clarify an easily misunderstood editing reason in /help/editing

https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/editing An example reason to edit is: To include additional information only found in comments, so all of the information relevant to the post is contained in one ...
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Why is comment history a mod-only privilege?

I just noticed recently that edited comments get this cute little pencil next to them. What I also noticed is that as a mod I can see the entire edit history of the comment, but non-mods cannot. ...
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Question is available, but the answer and its comments are not visible [closed]

Yesterday I asked a question and someone had replied as comments. More than 10 or 11 comments are shared with me and the one who helped me to solve my question. But today I am not able to view the ...
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Is there anyway to see the original name of someone commenting before they changed it?

Take the accepted answer on this thread: OOP vs Functional Programming vs Procedural If you look at the comments, someone @'s techzilla. But who is techzilla? No one in this conversation is named ...
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Comment Overflow?

I was reading this question when I saw a bug with this comment: It is quite evident that the user who commented this included some code in his comment, but the comment just, well, overflowed. I am ...
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Could we allow for (custom) flagging of our own comments?

While you can flag your own posts (and its sometimes used as a way to get the attention of a moderator), comment flagging on your own comments is disabled. Taking into account that mods can now flag ...
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Let moderators know that custom comment flag will not delete the comment

Could we let the moderators know with a brief message that when they flag a comment with the something else flag that it won't be deleted? I know that all the current moderators will know, but future ...
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Pluralization issue when only one more comment is to be shown: “Show 1 more comments”

Below, the "Show X more comments" link has been capitalized, and a pluralization error has been introduced: It wasn't like that before (the grammar, I mean), so can we fix it?
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Wrong in-line code formatting [duplicate]

I have a problem with in-line code formatting here: Problems with cookies and TortoiseSVN I want to make two different in line code in single comment. What I'm doing wrong? This is how it looks ...
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How can I link other questions?

I asked the question Linking to other Music SE questions and it was suggested to ask it here. The question is: Sometimes I don't have an answer to write, but I know other questions worth linking. How ...
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Can anyone remove all the comments? [duplicate]

In one question I've posted, there were a few comments upon my wrong capitalisation of a scientist's name. Another user had already edited it, and someone else had negatively voted it (I really wish I ...
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How should I deal with a stubborn, annoying user?

Long story short, out of the blue there appeared a user that seems determined in their attempts on derailing discussions I start on SE. At first they were attempting to start comment wars and being ...
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Implicitly start following by downvote

I read Encouraging people to explain downvotes, its answers, some of the comments and later searching for it: I didn't find anyone mentioning the Follow feature that's available since March (updated ...
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Add the ability to show comments without adding a comment using keyboard shortcuts

This case mildly annoys me: I have a Q&A open. I see there are hidden comments under a post and want to expand them using the keyboard shortcuts. That is achievable by pressing C. Here is how the ...
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Users should not be able to unknowingly revoke their own comment rights

I've just found myself in the following situation: I had a little over 100 reputation on CrossValidated and found a question that I wanted to award a bounty to. And so I did, however, this brought me ...
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Error shown when voting on deleted comments does not use the new Stacks Notices component

When I attempt to vote on a deleted post, the error shown uses the Stacks Notices component: However, when I attempt to vote on a comment on a deleted post, an old-style error message is shown, ...
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Allow OP to ping closevoters in comments

Before a question is closed, the OP didn't know which users cast closevotes, unless they have left a comment. However, sometimes the OP would like to discuss about the closevote(s) with the ...
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Links to comments when the title has been edited

On a Stack Exchange site, you can get a link to a comment if you click on the timestamp next to the comment. The exact URL might be a bit different depending on the way you arrived to the comment. In ...
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Is it a good practice to write an answer to respond to another answer, rather than actually answer the question?

Let's say there is a question: What can a rainbow unicorn do? And there's an answer: It can live in the 5th dimension Is it a problem if I post an answer starting with "I don't know the ...
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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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Unable to undo comment-upvote after page reload

Why can't I remove my comment-upvote after I've reloaded the page? I completely understand the reason to 'time-lock' removing your vote (or question-vote), but it seems like reloading the page should ...
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Built-in (or recommended safe) way to post a link to an image inside a comment? [duplicate]

Screenshots are so useful. Is there a built-in way to upload an image that produces a link that can be shared inside a comment (since images can't be put into comments directly)? If not, what is a ...
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Why is the auto generated duplicate comment disappearance not consistent?

I have flagged the following two questions as duplicates: Split list based on element value in Scala [duplicate] The POST method is not supported for this route. Supported methods: GET, HEAD. - ...
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Can you tag multiple people in a comment? [duplicate]

When replying to comments you can do @username to make sure they get a notification of your response. But what should you do if you wanted to get the attention of to people? Would @username @username2 ...
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Can I hit on someone? [closed]

I know you must think I am very weird, but I once met a user I liked on Stack Overflow that answered one of my questions. If I asked them for their number (through the comments), would I get banned or ...
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Can we let the system automatically remove comments that are short and contain “+1”?

I saw a comment on an answer on SO that was made by the answerer. The comment was "if useful +1". I flagged it for removal and it got removed about a minute later. Can we prevent such ...
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Which data dump has the information related to mentioned users in a comment

From the Stack Exchange API, I can retrieve the comments in which a specific user is mentioned using @ method. Here is the /users/{ids}/mentioned API. Which data dump on archive.org hosts this ...
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Am I or anyone else allowed to comment in a question of mine requesting an answer from a particular person? [duplicate]

I am not talking of a Quora style requesting for an answer, but am I or anyone else allowed to comment in a question of mine requesting an answer from a particular person? Example, Persons_name I ...
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What determines that which function should be disabled in a locked post? [duplicate]

In this locked post, it's only comments that have been disabled and other functions are still being accepted there (e.g. voting, answering, etc.) Which concrete factor is the reason for disability of ...
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What am I doing wrong when I post a comment with an at-symbol reference to another user? [duplicate]

Here: When to call asynchronous QMenu::popup() vs synchronous QMenu::exec()? I posted a comment on two different answers. It seems like my @ syntax to reference another user did not work correctly -- ...
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Not rendering ` *` in comments or titles [duplicate]

It renders correctly in posts ( *), but not above or below.
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Show the number of comments on the Top Questions page

Would it be possible to have, in the "Top Questions"/"Home" page, the number of comments next to the number of votes, answers and views?
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Prevent the “conversation moved to chat” comment from being hidden

Would it be possible to prevent the "conversation moved to chat" comment that's left when moderators move a lengthy comment chain to chat from being hidden? The message that's left when ...
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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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