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Comment can't contain user name containing non-Latin characters

In a comment I was using @ to address the username طالب-التوحيد and I got the error message "Comments cannot contain the content". As the comment also contained code, this wasn't the most descriptive ...
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Simplify room creation from comments

So, often discussions in comments become far longer than they should, and I am going to post two separate feature requests (for the other one see here). This one suggest that next to each we would get ...
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Don't automatically add @name when replying to OP's comment in the Android app

When replying to a comment, the Android app automatically adds an @name to notify the original commenter. I find that a bit misleading when this original commenter is also the author of the question/...
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Close banner jumps around comments after refresh

Before refresh, when page was left open the question closed: After refresh: Why does this swap from above comments to below? Could it be more consistent?
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Notifications vanish when answer is converted to comment

I noticed a "bug" (or maybe a conceptual shortcoming, but an important one) with converting answers to comments today. Steps to reproduce: User A answers a question. User B comments on the answer ...
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Error notifications for mobile comments are not working

It appears that the error notifications about comments in Mobile Stack Exchange do not work (in-browser mobile site), on many stacks. Something should be done, do we report bugs here? My original ...
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Remove comment upvote and flag buttons on locked posts

Locked posts do not have upvote, downvote or flag buttons. Thus the UI clearly communicates that you cannot do these actions. However, the upvote and flag buttons are still shown on comments, giving ...
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Chat doesn't onebox meta.se comments with newsletter code in the URL

I don't know whether this is network-wide or just on SO, but chat doesn't onebox meta.se comments when I've come to the post through the Meta newsletter and so ?newsletter=1&nlcode=x is in the URL ...
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Display the “Comment on Delete” dialog on normal deletion too

In the review queues, when we vote to delete a post, we get a nice dialog with possible comments asking why we're deleting this post. Is it possible to make this dialog appear when casting normal ...
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Custom comment flag left unhandled when comment is auto-deleted

I just spotted this peculiarity: (The name is that of the comment author; the name of the flag author is not shown.) Notice the red background, which indicates that the comment is deleted. The ...
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Highlight all other occurrences of hovered name

StackOverflow's comments are a great feature, as we all know. I was browsing this question's comments and found myself looking for @chrisgonzalez' answer. It took me a couple of seconds to work out it ...
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In review queue, refreshing an edited question drops comment-in-progress and disables “add comment” link

I was reviewing a post and had typed half a comment. The grey bar with "this post was edited -- click here to reload" or similar popped up. I clicked it. The changes loaded fine, but my half-written ...
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Entering a space on mobile site right at the end of the line is not recognised

Background On mobile precise positioning of the cursor is extremely difficult. When entering a spelling mistake I will usually delete the entire word and retype rather than trying to select the ...
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Purge all comments feature does not clear the flag indicator

I just purged all of the comments from a post in response to a flag. However, the site is still indicating that there are flags present: Seems that purging all of the comments is clearing the flag, ...
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Allow expanding comments in Link Validation Review

The new Link Validation Review Queue (currently hidden by default) doesn't allow expanding the comments. I think this should be allowed as my first reaction when I see them is to expand the comments ...
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Comment not eligible for voting or flagging

For example here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8143045/commenting-on-a-thread?noredirect=1 (10K only). If you would try to vote on a comment you would get this dialog: If you try to flag it ...
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Auto prepend @{user} when comment notifications are auto generated

If a user comments on their own post and there is only one person who has previously commented, then that person is also notified if @name is forgotten. From: How do comment @replies work? This is ...
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Cross-site question parsing for question URLs in comments

So I've got this awesome related question I want to share in a comment. I've got the URL right here, but if I just drop it in the comment, all I get is a URL. So now I've got to paste the link, fiddle ...
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Reconsider fixing the comment character counter so it doesn't count characters that are stripped

Compare these two images: My comments appear to be exactly the same as far as the text body goes. However the first image shows that I have 584 characters left to put in my comment, and yet refuses ...
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Hyperlinks not handled in comments in interaction with MathJax followed by some specific characters

On at least some¹ MathJax-enabled websites, in a comment² with a MathJax sequence immediately followed by a / or + (but not a space or a -), a subsequent [text](url) is mishandled if followed by ...
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In-page suggested edit review not visible when visiting page from comment link

It's possible to review suggested edits 'in-page', when you see an 'edit (1)' link under a post you can click on it and review the suggested edit. However, when you visit a page from a comment link, e....
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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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Deleted comments are still displaying in the stackexchange.com “activity” -> “comments” section

When I'm seeing my comments from the individual site's "activity" -> "comments" section the deleted comments are not displaying, but when I'm seeing the comments from the network wide in the ...
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Can't exit from comment mode using keyboard shortcuts

While browsing through the questions in a mouse and pointer free environment, if someone accidentally clicks on C instead of the intended V, they go to the comment mode on post itself. Intuitively, ...
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Cannot copy the text of multiple comments at once due to CSS display:contents

Stack Exchange seems to be using the new CSS property display:contents in a way that interferes with copying the text of comments. (Using Firefox 58.0.2 or Chromium 64.0.3282.167 on Mint Linux) If ...
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Comment entry field has shifted to the left

I know there's some behind the scenes work being done on the comments... I think this may be related to that... I'm pretty sure that the comment entry field used to align with the comments but now it'...
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Diamond’s background height is more than for initial part of the name in iOS app

When the topic starter is a mod, and he have post a comment then the text background height for the diamond is slightly more in the iOS app. E.g. Tim Post’s comment: In the web version ...
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Pundit badge: Do moved comments count?

I wrote a comment on a question and was getting up votes, 13 last time I was able to check. I later logged in to see how many votes it had (This was the first time one of my comments had gotten a ...
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Please add a `[editing]` magic link in comments

In a comment, I'd love to be able to say: please foo the bar information by [editing] your question. but I can't. The closest I can get is: please foo the bar information by [edit]ing your ...
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Customizing user feeds in chat

Currently, if I add a user feed to a chat room, I get a onebox that pops up every time there is a user action. The onebox contains either the question or the answer referenced in the feed entry. But ...
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Warn me for trying to flag comments I've already flagged

When I rollover the place where the "Upvote" and "Flag" buttons should be on a comment I've flagged, I get just the little flag icon. Fine, but clicking it does nothing, and is just confusing -- I ...
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ZWNJ ZWSP insertion breaks link in comments

For example: [longlink](http://example.com/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa)-[link](http://example.com/) There is 80 characters until before (http://example.com/). This comment should be ...
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Can't stop writing. Allow me to Escape textboxes

I'm using keyboard shortcuts on sites where I'm interested in moderating and general janitorial duties. For that I regularly use combinations like m + c + [num] + [num]. In and of itself this is not ...
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Error popups don't disappear after submitting a comment

Steps to reproduce this error: Type something that will notify two users into the comment textbox. E.g @user @user2 Hello! You will see an error message with Only one additional @user can be ...
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Bug when editing comments

When I add a comment and after that I edit it, the cursor goes to the upper left corner of the first comment and the page is not longer usable: I am using Internet Explorer. The same problem I can ...
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'show x more comments` text's tooltip remains after clicking

The tooltip give the impression that you have to click a (now) non-existent button to add a new comment, even though you don't have to. To repro: get someone to post a comment click the show x more ...
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Expandable comment text box with hiding and other improvements

Expandable comment box The comment text box (which appears when I tap on Add Comment) only shows a maximum of three lines, automatically expanding from 1.5 to 2 to 3 lines. My suggestion: Make the ...
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Markdown links without a domain name should be valid also in comments

Currently, only links that actually contain a domain name are valid in Markdown. For example, this makes a valid Markdown link: [this](http://www.example.com/that) That works nicely for off-site ...
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How are white spaces counted in edit length restriction?

I have encountered 6 chars minumum length edit limitation many times. I read this question and linked blog: What's up with the minimum length for edits? But I have different findings. I edited ...
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Improve the quality of comments with these simple suggestions

Update Twitter recently announced that usernames and urls will not count towards the 140 character limit per tweet. This sounds eerily similar to my proposal so I had to bump this. This idea was good ...
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Add a [tour] shortcut to comments and chat

Shorthands in comments are something we have for a while now. If you add [help] to a comment, it expands to help center, if you type [about], you get about, etc. Since the new top bar calls it "Tour",...
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Landscape comment entry does not wrap

When entering a comment, the text field is taller than one line, but the text never wraps. It scrolls horizontally on a single line instead, which is quite frustrating if you are trying to scan for ...
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Why doesn't the notification mark itself as read automatically after I read the comment it's about?

Someone left a comment on my question. Without looking at the notification, I opened the question and replied. Then I reloaded the page. I expected no notifications to show up about the comment ...
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Make all help pages work in shorthand links

Currently you can write [help/on-topic] in a comment, which changes to help center, and there's some other similar help short-links (see this). But not all of them work - [help/someone-answers] doesn'...
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Cannot “un-upvote” an edited comment

Votes for questions and answers can be undone if post has been modified. Same rule doesn't apply to comments: when I marked a comment as useful and this vote has been locked then it can't be undone ...
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“add/show comments” should dismiss notification

The notification area in the top-left notifies you when there is a comment posted on your question or answer. However, if you're already on that page and click the "add / show 1 more comment" button, ...
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Unfinished comments seem to get auto-submitted

I sometimes find myself starting to write a comment, then deciding otherwise and leaving the page with the unfinished comment still in the input field. However, I've had it 2 or 3 times now that the ...
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Allow users to comment on questions they already have comments on

I suggest that users be able to comment on questions where they already have comments. This is obviously an edge case, since it requires that either a user posts a comment and then drops below the rep ...
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Incorrect comment count in inbox

I seem to have a consistent incorrect count between the number of comments shown in my inbox 4 and the actual number of comments on this question which is 3 I have not noticed it being correct, the ...
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Only one additional @user can be notified; the post owner will always be notified

Today I was in a need to post a comment, which I start with @user as usuall. Also it was necessary to add another @user string in the context. SO shows up the block with the followin text: Only one ...

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