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Questions tagged [comments]

Thoughts/ideas left on posts. Comments require at least 50 reputation to utilize. They are meant to be constructive towards the post, and should not be used for chatting purposes.

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What happened to the comments?

I asked this question How does train travel work? I went to check it out after getting another upvote on the question. I noticed that the comments were deleted. I notified someone who commented on ...
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What's the best way to handle comments that answer a question?

This happens all too often. Someone asks a question that's mostly clear Another users posts a comment, but inadvertently (or intentionally) answers the question No one actually posted an answer, but ...
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If there are effectively no restrictions on comments, the site's rules should be changed accordingly

Let's start with how comments are meant to be used, according to our own rules: What are comments? Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. They can be up-voted (...
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What can I do to be able to raise comment flags more often?

Backstory: I have recently have been flagging comments (especially on my old posts) a lot; I flagged cca. 40 (30?) comments as obsolete, too chatty or not constructive in a spread of around a week. ...
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How can I contact someone without using chatty comments?

How can I contact someone without using chatty comments? I see no way to do this.
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Should I be flagging “incorrect” comments from flags or reviews as Not Constructive?

I was reading You're doing it wrong: A plea for sanity in the Low Quality Posts queue on Meta Stack Overflow and saw something interesting: TL;DR: Review carefully. Don't delete everything. ...
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Did the policy regarding deletion of off-topic comments about humorous question titles change to only apply to newer questions?

As per community consensus on Hot Network Question Silly Title Comment Sanity and Is commenting about funny title wording considered off-topic? - off-topic / too chatty comments about humorous ...
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What is the reasoning behind only being able to tag one person in a comment?

I am curious as to why we can only tag one user in a comment. I'm sure it helps with clarity and readability, but it seems a little strange still. What should I do if I wish to tag multiple people in ...
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Why can't I undo up-votes on comments?

So recently I liked a comment, but then I realized that it was the wrong comment I up-voted! And I was presented with this screen Why is this?
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Is commenting about funny title wording considered off-topic? [duplicate]

I've commented this question after seeing the peculiar title, just to say how I appreciate this "tradition" on Arqade. But today my comment was removed. I didn't know that commenting about funny ...
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Is suggesting games in comments for off-topic questions discouraged?

A question recently was asked, Racing Game in Arcade where you can save your game. Based on the information the asker was able to provide, this was flagged as off-topic, as there was only criteria he ...
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User does not have permission to comment on this post

I got this error message trying to add a comment to my own answer (to respond to a comment there). What gives?
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Why were my comments deleted on the Ninja identification (Pixels) question?

I'm 99% sure I had at least one if not two additional comments on this question: What video game are these ninjas from? I'm pretty sure there was nothing wrong with them. If I remember correctly, ...
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Using comments as answers

A similar question was asked over on rpg.se, and I thought I should bring it over here and ask the same thing. I feel this topic is a bit similar to Answering a question using someone else's comment ...
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Hot Network Question Silly Title Comment Sanity

Misleading question titles are great. They're kind of a thing around here and that's also great. What's not so great is every time one comes along, and we get dozens of comments about LOL, how amusing ...
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Add comment votes to Activity list?

After getting the "Pundit" Badge, I took an interest in seeing which of my comments I placed were receiving the votes. I have recently become aware there is a way to view all the comments I left in a ...
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Is there a way to see a list of comments I posted?

Question is in the title. Just looking to see if there is a way to see the comments I posted, not just the comments I'm tagged in. (Responses etc)
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Cleanup 2014: The war on obsolete comments

** This is in its preparation stage ** We have got literally thousands of comments that need deleting, these comments fall into one of the following categories: Comments saying "thanks", "+1", "this ...
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Should minor comments be flagged?

As per this discussion, our moderation team's current stance on flagging minor comments (such as "Thanks!" or "I've edited this now.") is as follows: Please don't bother flagging all comments that ...
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Obsolete comment flag handling

We've got well over 5000 obsolete comments on Arqade. Since these cannot be handled using any of the user level tools, I have been flagging these so that they can be actioned by a moderator, however ...
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I would like to be able to link to comments on the election nomination page

For some reason, unlike every other page on the site, there are no built-in links to comments on the nomination page. I'm not sure if it's a bug that the links aren't showing up, or if was an ...
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Communicating with new users who ask a Duplicate Question

I did some digging through older topics and didn't see this one so I hope I'm not missing something. Over the past few days, I've been clicking on duplicate topics and noticed that a lot of them are ...
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LessPopMoreFizzPedia Brown and the Mystery of the Missing Mentions

There's a new Response to my Declaration! I should go see what it is so I can respond to the concerns of my would be constituents! Except, the newest response I see is my own. From over an hour ago, ...
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Why is there a time limit on editing your own comment?

Sorry if this is a dumb question or duplicate. If it is a dupe, it's been down voted beyond search-ability. I've posted a comment or two here and there, and got up from my computer and realized I ...
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Unable to flag upvoted comments

Once you have upvoted a comment, it is no longer possible to flag it. If you have upvoted a comment in the past, it's likely not going to be "spam" or "offensive", however, you may later want to mark ...
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Please don't leave critique comments that repeat what's already there [duplicate]

Something I've been seeing a lot lately is that a question or answer will have a problem. Someone will leave a helpful comment telling the person what's wrong. Great! The problem arises when two or ...
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Why is the comment privilege 50 rep

Why is it necessary to need 50 rep to comment wouldn't 20 be fine, I have seen people post comments in answers because they were unable to comment. requiring 20 rep would make more sense. should this ...
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Why can't I comment in the review queue?

I recall being able to comment in the review queue before. I liked this since it let me leave helpful, personalised comments to guide newer users in the right direction. However, it seems like it's ...
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Let's be nice to each other

As a moderator, I'm often staring at a list of the most offensive content currently available on the site. I keep seeing certain patterns emerge, and I think these patterns are potentially dangerous. ...
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How do I comment rather than answer?

Ok, firstly, sorry if this is obvious or is covered somewhere I should have seen. However, I can't seem to figure out how comment on a question. Looking around the page all I really see is the ...
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Please don't leave redundant comments on non-answers

I've been going through the flag queue a lot recently and it seems that we get lots of non-answers (comments, other questions, etc.). I see a lot of helpful comments on these posts talking about rep ...
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Character Count includes whitespace

I noticed this a while ago, but didn't report it until now. Okay, that looks right. The thing under the comment doesn't say I need more characters, but when I try to submit it, I get an error. Not ...
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Auto-removal of comments like “Possible duplicate of…” upon closing a question: How does it work?

I just noticed that a "Possible duplicate of..." comment at https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/89421/if-i-want-to-be-a-normal-vampire-how-can-i-become-it-if-i-am-a-werewolf was automatically ...
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Why do we leave “Welcome to Arqade” comments on answers that we're about to delete?

Yesterday, I flagged an answer (on this question) from an unregistered user as "doesn't answer the question", and started typing up a "Welcome to Arqade" comment. As it happened, Oak was doing the ...
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How should we deal with rude comments?

In light of What about the new user experience here is turning people away? I thought the issue of rude comments should be brought up. Are rude comments okay? How should one react to rude comments? ...
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How can I report users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the appropriate recourse for trolls? Fr example, when someone is being rude in comments, personally attacking, and instead of being on-topic proceeds instead to attack ...
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How was this person able to comment?

Okay, so I'm filing this under a bug report because I don't see how this person should have been able to comment. The user Claudio (who is unregistered, and currently has 1 reputation) left a comment ...
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Clarification on comments policy?

Can we have a clarification on what is and is not acceptible for discussion in comments? Based on this question and its responses, I can see it may be policy to redirect extended comment discussions ...
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Userscript for automatic stock comments

If you disagree with the spirit of automatic comments or stock comments for common issues, stop reading. Arda pointed out the "Pro-forma Comments" userscript on StackApps as an easy way to paste ...
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Can't comment on a nomination

Over on the elections page, I see a link to "add comment" on every nomination except Arda's. This is in Chrome 13.0.782.112 on Windows 7. Don't know if that's at all relevant, but better more ...
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Comments that fail to post start the “You can only comment every 5 seconds” timer

I tried to leave a comment similar to the following: @User: Stuff. @All: Things. Naturally I got an error popup telling me I can't @notify multiple people. I quickly removed the second @ and ...
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I get notified of my own comments on my moderator nomination

So the moderator election stuff is obviously "weird" and not stress tested like the rest of the system, and I don't even know if this is worth fixing. But, I got notified when I commented on my own ...
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Stock comments for new users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Standard comments for flags/downvotes What's a polite, clear, useful comment to throw up on posts by new users that may not understand the format or particular rules of our ...
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undo-ing upvotes for comments

Is there any way to undo upvotes for comments, like upvotes and downvotes for normal questions and answers?
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Standard comments for flags/downvotes

Following suit with TeX.SE's idea of making Standard comments for flags and down votes, it would be a good idea to have some of these comments of our own. They can be funny (contain gaming references) ...
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Comment upvote/flag buttons are vertically-aligned in middle instead of top

I noticed that the upvote/flag buttons for long comments are vertically aligned in the middle instead of the top. Was this intentional? It's different from Stack Overflow. I find it a little more ...
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(How) should we discourage extended discussion in comments?

What triggered this post is this question, which has two quality answers but due to some contested points, both have spurred lengthy discussions in comments from a few users. Now, I have no problem ...
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Why can you comment on some questions/answers but not all of them?

OK, so I haven't been using the Stack Exchange websites long. However when I have been using them, I've noticed that sometimes you can comment and sometimes you can't. For example, I just went to ...