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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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I'm unable to report a potentially malicious comment on Super User

I stumbled across a comment on Super User with a bit.ly link to a Google drive containing exe files: It actually looks fairly innocuous in its context, but VirusTotal gives a detection result of ...
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How do comment @replies work?

In a comment under my questions somebody used first name only @Ivoxzy instead of using the users full name @Ivoxyz FFlipse Is the correct user going to informed about this message that was address ...
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Can we educate users to stop adding "Belongs on xyz.SE!" comments without further explanation?

Similarly to people telling the OP to ask their question on Apple.SE, even if it's on topic here on SU, I think that there's a general problem with comments like the following: This should be on ...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

I have been suspended last week. No reason or previous warning was given, but presumably it was because of my activity on Tetsujin's answer to "What to do when my Mac is frozen?". Since it ...
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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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Why is commenting everywhere restricted to those with enough reputation?

I frequently run into the problem on this site that I have a general idea of a solution to a problem, but I need extra information about the issue. However, I can't comment to ask for that information ...
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Moderators deleting comments?

Whenever a SO question is migrated, it has a few comments that say "Belongs on SU" or the like. This confuses the heck out of me because when I read a question, I read the question, then the comments,...
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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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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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Incorporating more information from comments while editing

Editing guidelines (for example this meta question) do not give any information about incorporating additional information from comments. For example, while editing this, there is additional rather ...
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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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Cancelling a comment upvote

I have just accidentally upvoted a comment rather than flagging it. I can't see a way to undo this (like you can do for a question) and once you've upvoted a comment you can't flag it. I suggest it ...
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How should I request for comment cleanup on migrated questions?

Going through the list of recently migrated questions (10k), some of these really need some editing or other moderation. What you see quite often on those questions are comments like: not ...
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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 /...
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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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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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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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Can moderators move and change comments?

In this question What is a good password manager that works well with Chrome? somebody (I don't remember the name) answered my question. I responded with a comment. Now I see that answer and my ...
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Why does SuperUser hide comments without upvotes, even if there are no other comments?

I've noticed on SuperUser that comments without upvotes are hidden by default, even if there are no other comments with upvotes. This is different from SO and MSO. Is this a bug, or the desired ...
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Why can't a comment alert more than one user?

I do not understand this limitation. If there were 3 comments on my answer, and I want to respond, why should I not be able to alert all 3 to my response, and put the whole response in one comment? It ...
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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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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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More comprehensive documentation of markdown available for comment boxes

Is there a comprehensive list of what markdown elements can be used in comment boxes? I only recently discovered that the shorter format for links actually works (whereas the longer format doesn't), ...
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Moderator feature suggestion: Restrict comments for a particular Answer

Feature suggestion Add a new option for moderators to temporarily and/or permanently restrict new comments (e.g., disallow all new comments, or require moderator approval for new comments, by all ...
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Can I see a list of votes for my comments?

Quite often, advice or recommendations are given as comments to questions and answers. Maybe slightly off-topic, does not meet one of the requirements of the question, or to back up someone else's ...
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Post editors are not suggested recipients for @-addressing

There is no username popup suggesting completion when typing an editor's user name prefix. Steps to reproduce: Find a post by AUser that was edited by UserB Write a comment addressing @UserB ...
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Comment vote equilibrium: Ability to vote down

We can vote up and down for Questions and for Answers, but we can only vote up for comments. As some comments are worthy of down votes, this is a feature suggestion to add the ability to vote down on ...
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Why can we only edit our comments for the first five minutes after posting?

I sometimes come across comments that I have typed quickly or on a mobile device or simply without paying enough attention and they have spelling mistakes or typos. Since I can only edit my comments ...
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Do comment upvotes affect your rep?

When your comment is upvoted, does it increase your reputation or does it not have any effect on it?
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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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Comments are not wrapped, continued on other side of page

How do I delete a folder which is nested quite deep and avoid "File name too long"? The comments for the first answer aren't wrapping, and seem to be hiding behind the side bar, and ...
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Why can't I comment on answers to my own question?

Several months ago I was using this site to ask people and I got 90% good answers. In the past I could write a comment about their answers, but now I cannot see comment button. I can just answer ...
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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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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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Following up using comments

I've been in the situation that I answered questions with more than one-liners, and the original poster didn't follow up at all (commenting what was wrong with the answers provided by me and others, ...
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Should answers be posted as comments if we are not sure of the answer?

I notice that a lot of comments are really answers to questions - or at least could be considered answers to questions - should "one" submit a comment instead of a question when "one" is a little ...
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If a user is allowed to create a bounty they should be allowed to comment even if their reputation goes below 50 [duplicate]

I used 100 reputation to create a bounty on a question, but this put my reputation at 41. I could not comment in any way on the responses I received because my reputation did not allow me to comment. ...
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How do I comment on a post?

I've had several answers deleted because they were more on the order of comments. When I look for a "comment" button on a question or answer there's nothing to be found. I've assumed that I simply don'...
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Why was my comment explaining reason for a downvote deleted?

Earlier today I have downvoted this answer and left a comment explaining my action. It was something like this: -1 because this is an unreadable 5 lines long run of words with no formatting or ...
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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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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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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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show all comments to and from, in activity?

is it possible to see all comments i've made, to and from? preferably in activity.
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Can I prematurely generate a "let's start this discussion in chat" link?

There are some occasions where comments become a bit like a discussion, and the link to start a conversation in chat comes up. And it's all neat: It's an archived chat specific to that question. But ...
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Comment @replies cannot see the names after posting?

I do not understand this and am well aware of this post but it does not address my issues. On stackoverflow I can just write @iznogood love your post! and I will see the comment as: @iznogood love ...
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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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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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As a user, should I delete a comment when requested by an author?

After adding a comment to a given answer on one of the Stack Exchange Community pages (Super User) I was requested by the answer's author to delete my comment due to unrelated content regarding ...
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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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