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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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Delete others' comments on my own post

If you use social media, you may know that all comments others posted on your own posts can be deleted by you if you see that it is unnecessary. I know StackExchange is not a social media system, but ...
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Show me a message if a comment I'm editing gets deleted

When I'm editing a comment, if the comment gets deleted in the meantime, I'm not notified in any way. This poses a problem because if I try to submit my edit, my edited comment is irretrievably ...
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Automatic comment deletion based on time on the main sites

There's been a lot of discussion about comments lately. By nature comments are transient. When should I comment? You should submit a comment if you want to: Request clarification from ...
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Allow me to delete my own comments if they get moved to chat

Normally, I can delete a comment on a post at any time after I comment. However, if a moderator moves the post's comments to chat, I lose the ability to delete my comments that got moved to chat. ...
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Could we get a filter for non NeuroTypical Thinkers to filter out Directed comments

I know I am beating a dead horse, but that is because it is a topic that is so important to me personally but also the millions of us with autism that can nearly function in society. I am having ...
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When revealing hidden comments, focus now goes to the first newly revealed comment

A few years ago I was looking at how hidden comments might be more discoverable. As a result I talked with the developers about implementing a change so that when clicking "show X more comments" the ...
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A new button “solved” in questions [duplicate]

When we're searching for an unanswered question, we're faced with thousand of finished questions, but unanswered, because there was a conversation via comments. A good new feature would be to add a "...
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Can “Reputation” be adjusted to allow for positive points being awarded to a very helpful/informative comment? [duplicate]

Sometimes the comments under either the question or the answer are the more valuable information. That is, an answer might be just satisfactory, but it's really the comments, and their additional ...
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Anonymize @-mentions in comments on account delete [duplicate]

The How do I delete my account? page states that your questions and answers will be anonymized and disassociated when your account is deleted. Why doesn't this apply for comments as well? Any comments ...
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Please give the moderators option to revoke the privilege for commenting

Doing this, the mods could stop a user from posting harmful comments, without having to resort more drastic measures (typically, giving temporary suspension). It could serve also as an intermediary ...
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Can we remove the 5 second rate limiting on comment flags?

Flagging multiple comments on the same post is a massive pain. I spend about 70% of the time just sitting there waiting for 5 seconds to pass to be able to flag another one. Since we already have a ...
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Comment Overflow

I previously reported a layout bug in travel SE that the comments overflows the network posts in the right panel. I checked some other sites and I can't find such an issue other than in travel SE. ...
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Comment votes can be easily gamed by users with the association bonus

When someone deletes an account, the upvotes they left on comments are not removed. When they create another account, they can upvote these comments once again. This is a problem, as you can give a ...
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You can make a mostly empty comment/post using link Markdown

If you type the following in a comment, you can post an (almost) empty comment: [.](http://about:blank) Here's an example of that: . I've also included an example of that code in the comments ...
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Short comments delimited with spaces appear to be above the character minimum [duplicate]

Notice that the gray text says that the comment is long enough, but the dialog prevents you from submitting.
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“Post-it” badge for totally epic comments

Look, I know comments are ephemeral and all that, but still… could I have a badge for this, please?! As Yakk suggests: "Nice Post-It!" Badge needed: Comment with 5x more upvotes than votes ...
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Trying to select text in comments will select the whole word, even when I don't.

I use the mobile app quite frequently. Recently, I was trying to write the following text: Put <-- language: lang-none --> before… However, because mobile has no "code block" button in the ...
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Allow users to see deleted comments on their own posts

I know that moderator access tool (10k) is required in order to view deleted posts. I am talking about showing deleted comments on users' own posts. For example, this post of mine has this comment ...
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Cannot edit a comment in Review UI [duplicate]

Open a Review Item (checked for Close queue @ SO) Add a comment to the post being reviewed Edit the comment => "An error occurred during comment submission" immediately UPDATE: Despite having ...
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Nudge low rep users to edit comment answers into their question text as well

I so often edit comment answers by the OP into the question, that I wonder: Can we have a notification when a low rep user comments on their own question? Something like this for users below 50 rep: ...
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Comments are marked edited when they are not

I read meta is used for reporting bugs in the StackExchange software. This is just a cosmetic thing: When you add a comment to an answer starting with @name (with the name of the answerer), @name is ...
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Change “comment” to “critique or request clarification”

Got around to talking about comment flags with Robert Cartaino this morning... We're working on rejiggering the flagging options to make it a bit more obvious when stuff should be flagged, with the ...
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Make comment flags less stupid

Update: declining this in favor of Drop "not constructive", combine "noisy", reword "rude" and "other" comment flags I'm sick of comment flags, and I'm pretty ...
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Block comments on my Question, in favor of chat

Some times I post a question and I am getting long discussions in comments. I prefer to have them in a chat. So as a question poster, I want to block the comments in favor of chat. So if some one ...
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Can I view deleted comments that I flagged? [duplicate]

Sometimes after I've flagged some comments, I look back through my flag history to see how they're doing: which ones were accepted, declined, and so on. Deleted questions I can of course see, but when ...
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Automatically generate comment with link to a “what does downvoting mean?” post when a user with <50 rep has a question downvoted

Problem People post a bad question, for any of the following reasons: Not researched Off topic Poorly written/formatted No sign of any attempt to solve problem Classic help vampire question etc ...
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April Fool Colored Comments

I loved the colored comments yesterday.... They looked more structured and were easier to read for me. May this feature can be added and toggled on/off and configured in the user settings?
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Notify users of comment cleanup by displaying message before comments

I was informed after a deleted comment that a moderator cleaned up the comment section. As comments can (and should for certain circumstances) be cleaned up could we add a message for the comment ...
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Can we get colour options added to the “Colorful Comments” power? [closed]

I just used my hard-earned Unicoins to purchase the Colorful Comments power, and it's great. I only find one thing lacking; the colour can't be changed! Eeeeek! After seeing the wide and varied range ...
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Double tap doesn't auto-zoom anymore on mobile

When you double-tap on a paragraph on mobile the zoom changes to match the width of the paragraph. After the site upgrade, when you double tap a comment on a question or answer, the zoom level ...
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Commenting for new users [duplicate]

I'm a new user with insufficient points to comment. Although I try to answer questions, I notice that sometimes I don't understand the question very well and want to ask for more input. The problem is ...
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Let me view deleted questions I replied to

The problem Often I comment on posts that get deleted. Sometimes, the original poster or another person replies to my comment but by the time I see it the comment is already deleted. This is really ...
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Ability to create questions with vote or comment or both disabled

I am sure that many questions are not posted because the user has a fear of downvoters. It is true, because many people give downvotes only because of a small grammar error, or a method of programming ...
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Hide trivial comments

Update: this particular implementation has been abandoned for now, please help us measure the cost of displaying comments instead. If you look around the internet, you'll find that: 99.9 percent ...
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Slightly change the bounty system; award bounty to comment if there's no answers

If there's a post that has no answers (and has a bounty offered), but has helpful comments, could the bounty be awarded to the author of the highest voted comment, or allow the OP to award the bounty ...
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Comments aren't 'gone for good' anymore - maybe update the privileges page?

According to the comment everywhere privs page, deleted comments are 'gone for good': What are comments? Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. They can be up-...
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Add ability for all users to see their deleted comments within their profile page

The Request I would like to be able to see my comments that have been deleted. I am more interested in the comments delete by other users (I know some users have that power), but if it is easier for ...
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Why doesn't [se] always get replaced?

If you place the [se] magic link in a certain position, why doesn't it resolve to Stack Exchange? Make a comment: ...
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Taming the “add comment, requires AN ACCOUNT with 50 REPUTATION”

As a new feature, non-logged in users see below every question: On threads where there are more numerous brief answers, this fairly long line with its colored links is a bit flashy for how irrelevant ...
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Reputation for comment votes [duplicate]

When posting my questions, I have found that often someone knows the important question to ask. This is at the core of fundamental research and difficult when you are out of your knowledge base to ...
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Notify user when their comment is removed

If my comment on a post has been removed by a moderator, do I get any notification? I've heard before of user's comments disappearing, but theres no notification to support this, or any reason as to ...
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Let us view our deleted comments

If moderators can view and undelete comments, can we see comments we've deleted? We can see our deleted answers, but why not our deleted comments?
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Allow anyone to comment but hide low-rep users' comments until reviewed

I've seen so many should-be-a-comment "edits" or "answers" in the review queues by new users, and it's pretty obvious that to them this was the only way to somehow interact with a question due to ...
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Why can't we edit other user's comments?

I have seen so many times users make mistakes in comments. For instance: They just write code as simple statements. Drop direct reference link. Don't use backticks for code highlights Even ...
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Reputation points for comments [duplicate]

Is there any chance that comments with upvotes will be counted to reputation? Sometimes people comments are very helpful (there are situations where more than answer). If it isn't good idea please ...
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Comments don't highlight spaces in code over newlines

I recently noticed that comments don't highlight spaces over newlines in code blocks. For example, I posted a comment containing ", ".join(), and then, when displayed, it looked like this: As you ...
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Comments aren't updated after account removal

I've just noticed, if somebody deletes one of his Stack Exchange accounts, his username is replaced. That's pretty nice, but comments aren't updated and still reveal the original username "@username ...
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suggesting to add votes for comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should downvoting be allowed on comments? How do comment voting and flagging work? Suggesting to add upvote/downvote icons to the comments. Than author of well upvoted ...
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Make comment privilege more flexible/configurable

Please note that this privilege is geared towards smaller sites. It would not work on SO ;-) I recently saw Encourage field veterans to participate on SE more by imbuing them with an initial honorary ...