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*italics* **bold** ***bold and italics*** `code` [link text](url) More details here: Text Formatting Now Allowed In Comments As for why the site doesn't tell you how to do this, I can't say. The site now has a "help" link when writing a comment which tells you exactly what I have written above. …
answered Oct 6 '09 by Kip
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I'd like the recent activity and responses pages to show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them). If I leave a comment somewhere, I am implicitly engaging in … a conversation. Currently, I have to keep looking everywhere I recently left a comment to see if there are new comments. Derived from uservoice items: http://stackoverflow.uservoice.com/pages …
asked Jun 30 '09 by Kip
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I thought this was the whole point of showing acceptance rates: to publicly shame people who don't accept answers. What other point would we have for showing it? Now, if someone wants to leave a com …
answered Sep 24 '09 by Kip
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Edit: this script now lives on StackApps. Since this request is declined and Jeff is unlikely to be swayed by a bounty, I have written a GreaseMonkey script to add this functionality. I've added Ctr …
answered Jul 18 '09 by Kip
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I noticed that using triple-star to apply bold and italics doesn't work in comments. For example: this is ***some*** text I would expect that to be rendered in bold and italics, as it does in questions and answers: this is some text But in comments you get: this is *some* text …
asked Aug 23 '09 by Kip
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I wrote this related post: Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don’t own them) However, after thinking about it some more, I …
answered Aug 14 '09 by Kip
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I've seen some discussions here on meta-SO where moderators have said that the appropriate action for a user who appears to be trolling in comments is to click the "Flag this comment as offensive … personal interpretation of "offensive" is more narrow than others'? I don't know, just a suggestion... (Note: when I say "trolling" here, I mean someone who makes comments that seem to be designed to start and/or egg-on an argument, rather than lead to thoughtful discussion.) …
asked Jul 13 '09 by Kip
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If this gets declined or you can't wait, you can use this Greasemonkey script to add Ctrl + B, Ctrl + I, and Ctrl + K shortcuts when editing comments. …
answered Aug 16 '09 by Kip
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I noticed that user rep in tooltips for usernames in comments has been implemented. This is great, except that the tooltip doesn't provide any context as to what this number is. It is just a raw …
asked Dec 18 '09 by Kip
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Is this a technical problem? Is this only a lack of funcionality of the software? More of a philosophical problem. I think Jeff has said somewhere that comments aren't considered content per se …
answered Nov 28 '09 by Kip
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It looks like the problem is that the textarea has a maxlength property, which isn't part of the textarea spec. Validation fails for a textarea with maxlength property defined. I guess in the newest …
answered Dec 18 '09 by Kip
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Possible Duplicate: Post Overflow If there is a long, unbroken line of backticked code in a comment, it will cause the comments container to overflow out of the box. Here is a screenshot …
asked Aug 18 '09 by Kip
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If you're using Firefox or Chrome, there's a Greasemonkey script over here to add a reply button in comments. …
answered Jan 22 '11 by Kip
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I don't like "too chatty". It sounds really childish. Why not rename it "off topic" or something similar?
answered Jun 5 '11 by Kip
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I agree, this has been a problem for me too a few times, mainly in meta-SO. It would have helped Jeff to link to me and TXI's bad joke in a recent SO blog post too! :)
answered Jul 15 '09 by Kip