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Moderator "move comments to chat" is failing [closed]

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's ...
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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 ...
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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 reproduced ...
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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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Don't show comment pop-up on locked posts

When you click the downvote arrow on a post which is comment locked, the banner saying to consider commenting still appears. Obviously, you can't comment on a comment-locked post.
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Will a user be notified when I @mention a user while editing a comment? [duplicate]

For example, if I forget to tag/mention a user in my comment under a Stack Overflow question or answer and I edit the comment to add the tag, will the tagged user then also be notified?
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Correct way to get rid of old unnecessary comments

What is the correct way to get rid of old unnecessary comments? I often visit one of my old posts and see that the comments have become "unnecessary", I then want to get rid of those comments. The ...
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Why are comments hidden in a non-linear manner? [duplicate]

I have noticed that comments are expanded in a different way when I click "see more comments". For example, if an answer has 10 comments, on loading the page it shows only limited comments with a ...
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Why are comments being deleted so quickly at the moment?

I realise that comments are only supposed to be temporary, but they exist to serve a purpose: improving posts. Comments often point out flaws in an answer and end up being highly upvoted, i.e. ...
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Does the Stack Exchange iOS app stop sending notifications for questions that have lots of comments?

When enabling notifications from within the iOS version of the SE app, I've noticed that whilst the majority of notifications are delivered without issue, any question that I ask that begins to get ...
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Can I edit my comments on the Stack Overflow blog?

I posted a comment on What senior developers can learn from beginners on the Stack Overflow blog. When I wrote my comment, I failed to realize that <cctype> and <ctype.h> would each be ...
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How to add pictures to the added comments in this website [duplicate]

I asked a question, but I needed to show the person who answered my question a picture of how did I apply what he/she mentioned. I could not add a picture to the comment and that made me unable to ...
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For those that don't know about them: Comment shortcuts are handy [duplicate]

I've seen people that don't know about these, so I thought I'd post this just a heads up. There are comment shortcuts like [edit], [mcve], and [tour] that allow you to quickly link to useful pages in ...
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Help is in different color than the other links in comments

If you go on any meta site (except this one), in any question, and then click 'add a comment', then, you'll notice 'help' button is blue, although it should be red: Is this bug related to Reputation ...
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License violation [duplicate]

The CC BY-CA 4.0 states Section 3 – License Conditions. Your exercise of the Licensed Rights is expressly made subject to the following conditions. a. Attribution. If You Share ...
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How do I delete all my comments?

I want to delete all of my comments, but the https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/comments/$ID/delete API method has a limit of 20 deletions per day. I don't want to call it every day for months, so is ...
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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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Changes to the duplicate auto comment, making a difference to how duplicate flags are perceived

Stack Exchange have been getting a hard time with regards to recent changes made, so I thought it would be good to point out a small thing, I think, is making a good change. I am refering to the ...
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Why am I now unable to click on comments/achievements links to questions from an Android phone (on sites where I have an account)?

Back in the day, SE used to work just as well on a phone browser and on a laptop. Then some time ago I found that from an SE site I couldn't click on the links that show up when you click on the car ...

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