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Questions tagged [comments]

Comments that can be added to questions or answers

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Unclear wording on comment editing timeout

So when trying to edit a comment before 5 minutes after posting, you get the error message "Comments may only be edited for 5 minutes." I think that message is is unclear and should be changed to ...
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A “not relevant” flag on a comment suggesting a question improvement where the improvement was rolled into the question was declined. Why?

First off, though my search-fu is strong, I haven't been able to discern if declined flag queries belong on child metas or the main meta. I'm trying here first. I just had a "not relevant" flag ...
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Is this comment no longer needed?

When looking how to do something I came across this answer: If you are trying to this on a Windows computer, unfortunately it is not possible out of the box. You will need to install some ...
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Why are comments so limited?

So I am a new user, and I know I can post a question like I am doing right now. I also realized I could comment exclusively on my questions. I have one problem. Why are the comments so limited? I ...
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1answer
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What is reputation and how do I accumulate reputation?

I created an account here so I can answer a few questions. It is not that the issues I want to respond to haven't received responses, but instead, the answers were too complicated for the average ...
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2answers
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Informative comments, should they deleted?

I've recently come over to SU to ask a question, being an active user on SO. It seems at least here, that the opinion is that informative comments ta should be deleted, and wonder why that was so? I ...
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1answer
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superuser.com reputation point issue- not sure this was thought out very well

So, I had an issue, and googled it. I found the solution I needed on this site, and wanted to thank the person who wrote it. I am not a regular user of this site, so I created a user account and went ...
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Comments disappearing on question [duplicate]

I commented earlier, on this question. Now, the comment is gone, along with at least 3 other comments both by the question author and at least one other user. The comments I remember, in order, were: ...
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2answers
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Protect anonymity of 'no comment' down voters - while allowing other users to down vote them

As there are hundreds of comments on the issue of users down voting a question without leaving a comment - I believe it must be a serious issue to many users. Since some users don't feel it is ...
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1answer
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Low-Reputation Comment Editing

I understand that users with less than 50 reputation can't comment, but sometimes answers from such low-reputation users get converted to comments by moderators, so it's possible that such comments ...
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1answer
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Why was my comment mod flag declined?

I recently mod-flagged a comment under a question: You haven't mentioned which version of Windows you are running. Have you got Sticky Keys enabled? Importantly, the OP commented immediately ...
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1answer
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Reasonable flags are getting declined left, right and center

When I first came to SU, if I flagged a comment, it would vanish. Back then, mods seems to have a deletionist tendency towards flags. Nowadays, mods almost always decline comment flags. But things ...
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1answer
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What's happening when I try a search on the number of comments?

I wanted to see articles that had no comments and no answers. I did this search and some of the results that came up had some comments. The question that had comments was How to make a busy file not ...
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1answer
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Why did my comment get removed?

I left a comment answering another comment on Eraser: "Warning: This computer has had System Restore or Volume Shadow Copies enabled.". Does my USB flash drive contain any copies of files stored?. I ...
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1answer
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Placing a user's comment in their own post [duplicate]

I can't really think of a specific title for this since it's only just grown on me and I can't find anywhere else so rename if needed, and sorry in advance. So I was on this post I messed up my PC, ...
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1answer
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No upvoting on comments on elections page

I noticed that there is no upvoting in the comments on the moderator elections page. Is this something that was left out on purpose, or just something that is not implemented.
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1answer
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Why did these comments get deleted? Someone else wrote the same afterward and got over 20 upvotes

I asked this question: How can I check the version of Google Chrome without it upgrading itself without asking me? Someone added a comment saying "why not unplug cable?" (perhaps worded differently, ...
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0answers
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Should adding a constructive comment fail an audit? [duplicate]

I have just failed this audit for adding a comment. After having carefully read the question and the answer (which was in the first post review) I noticed that the answer ends with the following ...
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2answers
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Can I get notified when my comment is deleted

Two days ago I replied to a comment (under my own question, which happened to be closed later). To my surprise my last comment was seemingly deleted by an admin. The comment was acceptable, as I ...
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2answers
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User name not hyperlinked in a comment although the user exists

In this question, I can find this comment in which the username user105127 is not hyperlinked to the user profile. I think that this is a bug.
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1answer
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Why is my comment locked from editing & how can I modify it?

I have commented on an user's answer to my question here & I wish to modify it but the edit button is missing/doesn't exist Why is my comment locked from editing & how can I modify it ...
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1answer
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Why don't up-votes on comments give reputation?

I've recently seen a few up-votes on my comments on some answers/posts/questions. However, I've noticed that I never received any reputation from them. Why is it that we don't receive reputation from ...
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3answers
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Should we comment to the OP please mark this question if you feel its answered

I see so many questions in this forum that are answered but the OP doesn't mark it as answered. Should we comment to the OP, please mark a question as answered if you feel you have a solution?
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1answer
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How do I upvote a comment?

In StackExchange, I noticed numbers to the left of comments on an answer. The last comment was the one that answered my question. How do I give that comment an upvote?
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Should I answer my own question? Was I wrong to post it?

Here's my question (oh boy, the meta effect is about to descend upon it): Suppress Google Chrome's "Your Connection is Not Private" for specific Address? Am I wrong to be asking the ...
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4answers
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Is there something off with how reputation is built on Stack Exchange?

Is reputation only built or assessed by tenure and quantity and not by fewer but well researched, studied and articulated questions and relevant answers? Original title started as this: Why does ...
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2answers
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I need 50 reputation points to post a comment? [duplicate]

This restriction is really blocking me. I'd like to comment on a working solution, and confirm that it is working. I'd like to comment here: How to bring back Photo Viewer in Windows 10?
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1answer
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Is there a way to find out how many comments and questions you have sent

Just out of interest I would like to find out how many comments and questions I have sent over my time on "Super User". I would like to know this because of some results to do with badges.
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2answers
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General troubleshooting tips for Excel formulas and VBA

I'm interested mainly in Excel and VBA, reading a lot of questions in these topics. I often find questions like "formula doesn't work", "what is the problem with this code" for which there are a ...
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0answers
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Tagging users in comments [duplicate]

Is it possible to tag a user in a comment and when the comment is posted, you don't see the user's name in the comment. I know when a user comments on your question, you can refer to their names so ...
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1answer
36 views

Blue background appears in the sign

When some users write a comment, why there's a blue background on their sign at the end of the comment?
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1answer
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A user can't add a comment on the answers of him own bounty, because it requires rep

I'm a frequent user on Stack Overflow** site, and very sporadic on Super User site. I've reached the +50 rep on Super User site, then I did a bounty because I need to solve a problem. Problem ...
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1answer
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Clarification on reviews

Over the last week I've done a number of reviews of new user first posts and late answers. I used as guidance, "Help your fellow members learn to use the site". With that in mind, I created lengthy ...
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2answers
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Why I'm not able to comment for this question when other user with 1 rep can comment

In this post already a user with 1 reputation(at the time of asking this question) has commented but when I tried to add comment, its showing "You must have 50 reputation to comment". Why am I not ...
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0answers
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Penalty for unexplained down-votes [duplicate]

Often I come across perfectly valid questions which have been down-voted for no apparent reason, sometimes with no comments or answers at all. I don't think a down-vote should ever be made without ...
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1answer
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What's the policy on a request to add a comment?

While going through some suggested answer edits today I came across one which changed nothing but added the following to the bottom of the answer: --- Anybody help me put my question to comment ...
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1answer
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Huge knowledge gap, Should these be closed as they encourage long comment chains?

What is the best way to handle (or expected way) to handle a question where the Question does not match the steps needed to provide a good answer. For example this user has asked a question where the ...
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Am I using the “obsolete” flag wrong?

I have noticed that often, when I flag a comment as obsolete, a moderator declines it, so I am wondering if I am using it wrong. I usually flag a comment as obsolete when, for example, another ...
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When editing two comments, after having saved the first edit, it is impossible to save the second edit

I have encountered a bug in the site Super User. I make two comments : Here is the Tadpole. There is the Caterpillar. To edit the comment 1, I click edit. In editing my comment, I add my new text : ...
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The site does not accept drag-and-dropped comment

In a comment, I have dragged-and-dropped some text. Now the comment text area has my comment, and I want to post it. So I click on Add Comment. But this does not work. The site keeps telling me to ...
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2answers
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Remove upvoting on comments under a question, only allow downvoting

If you don't know an answer, why don't you simply pass-by? No question is stupid. We are all human beings and can have different ideas at times and just because of difference, another idea can't be ...
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1answer
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Custom close reason is processed as a comment

When I click on “Close” (under a question), I get a “Why should this question be closed?” dialog box.  If, in that box, I click on “off-topic because…”, I get a “Closing > Off-Topic” box.  If I then ...
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2answers
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What do I do if someone posts an answer I had as a comment?

This just happened here. I posted a possible solution as a comment (not being sure if it would work for the asker), and while I was waiting for a reply, krowe posted basically what I had as an answer. ...
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Is “It's impossible” a valid answer, or is it a comment?

Sometimes you can see a question like How to do <something> in <some program>, asking for advice how to replicate a feature of competitive program or how to do something that OP expects to ...
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1answer
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Why can't comments be downvoted?

Since comment upvotes don't yield any reputation, I'm just wondering why comments can be upvoted but not downvoted. I see a lot of comments with flat out wrong information or unhelpful responses, and ...
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1answer
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How to manually move a comment conversation to a chat?

Is it possible to manually move a discussion in comments to a chat room? I just got the usual message that I should move the conversation to a chat. Please avoid extended discussions in comments. ...
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0answers
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Add / Show comment with less than 50 reputation

If a user has less than 50 reputation, it is known that they cannot comment on posts other than their own. I've been in a situtaion, (this applies to the wider stack exchange interface) where I have ...
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0answers
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superuser.com layout bug: divs overlapping & comments not working [closed]

There are several problems with the layout. Right sidebar is overlapping slightly; share/edit/delete/flag links are pushed to the side; and when I click on "add comment", the add comment link ...
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Comments to a question that should be answers

Problem: A trend of questions being answered purely in the comment field of the question. There is no formal migration of this into the answer format to the question. As a result, questions that ...
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1answer
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Identify hidden comments when shown

For various reasons and various thresholds, some comments to questions and answers can become hidden. When this happens, the link below the comments changes from add comment to something like: add /...