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Why do people attempt to discourage long well-written answers by instant AI accusations?

I remember a discussion where people were so sure in their ability to detect AI, when SE decided to not allow dealing with potential ChatGPT answers. What I see in reality, occassionally, is that most ...
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Why was this OP's self-answer converted to a comment?

This post: OrangePi Zero 3 once you have installed and booted a OS from micro SD card you can't eventually boot any different OS OP found out that their issue stemmed from the hardware publisher ...
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What do the different colours of the comment flag mean?

Why do the comment flags have different colours in the screenshot below? what do they mean/indicate? and why do they change colours when the page is reloaded? The answer is not obvious to me, because ...
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1 answer
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Where did my comments go?

Just today, I had a discussion in the comments in this question and suddenly I realized that all my comments below the question (including a comment below one of the answers) are gone. Now, I know ...
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Why was my comment removed?

I asked Why is Chrome using 1.5 CPU cores even though I just started my computer and only opened Chrome (didn't go on any website yet)?, and an answer suggested: The task manager of Chrome tells you ...
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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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Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?

I saw this question: Video Player code (JavaScript, HTML5 etc), and I thought it might be good to give the person a way to solve the problem, even though it isn't on topic for this website. I've ...
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Can moderators provide deleted comments when a issue is raised on Meta?

I have recently raised an issue here on Meta about suspension for commenting. As comments were deleted and I could not register all of them, some users may ask themselves if in those missing comments ...
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1 answer
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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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1 answer
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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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2 answers
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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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1 answer
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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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1 answer
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What should I do when I think my comment should be undeleted?

I've left a comment on this answer explaining why I have downvoted it and how it could be improved. Other user replied, I replied and the comments section eventually got too chatty, so all comments ...
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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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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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1 answer
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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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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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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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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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1 answer
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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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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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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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1 answer
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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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1 answer
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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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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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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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1 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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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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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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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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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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2 answers
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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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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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1 answer
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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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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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1 answer
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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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4 answers
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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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2 answers
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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?
3 votes
1 answer
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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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2 answers
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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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7 answers
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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 ...
5 votes
1 answer
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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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1 answer
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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 After ...
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2 answers
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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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1 answer
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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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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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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 ...