What do you use to quickly post boilerplate responses? I am using a simple Tampermonkey script but I, as a Bear of Very Little Brain, am open to suggestions.

I'm not just looking for improvements/alternatives to the script but also improvements to the boilerplate messages.

(yes I am so old I used tables for layout)



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I'm using https://github.com/Benjol/SE-AutoReviewComments

This script adds a little 'auto' link next to all comments boxes. When you click the link, you see a popup with customizable auto-comments (canned responses), which you can easily click to insert.

Here are my custom comments (feel free to import these):

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    I think this has been the 'standard' for this from when I was a newish user for good reason. It works pretty well ;)
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Aug 13, 2023 at 7:27
  • Thank you both that looks pretty awesome!
    – Gantendo
    Aug 13, 2023 at 7:59
  • @JourneymanGeek Mentioned you over at this thread btw hope thats OK
    – Gantendo
    Aug 13, 2023 at 8:50
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    Woof? More seriously, that fuzzball's gotten me a lot of goodwill over the years :D
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Aug 13, 2023 at 9:01

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