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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do @reply comments get deleted as well?

I was going back to look at a comment I posted to someone (as I wanted to remove it after he/she could see it), but I noticed that it is not in my comments/activity tab. Remembering the post I added ...
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How to respond to spammy comments

Sometimes comments are very useless. For example on this question syneticon-dj comment on the original question is so incredibly useless I'm not sure if I should comment back or mark it for deletion ...
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I am a restricted user and can't comment on an answer

I can't ask new questions at this point, but have a similar problem that relates to this answer. I also can't sent private messages. Now what can I do? Edit: so how do I add a question? It's strange ...
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How to acknowledge comments with corrections to post?

Another user has made an important point about an answer I gave, rather than editing the answer directly. What is the appropriate way to give credit to that user when I edit my answer?
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Display Bug: Showing More Comments Causes Comments to Get Cut Off

The <div class="comments"> element surrounds a table element where comments are displayed. .comments declares width:660px;. The table is styled with .comments > table{width:100%;}. When ...
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Why can't I create a superuser login? Why do I have to use a third party?

Why can't I create a superuser login? Why do I have to use a third party? What are your quality standards? Why can't I comment?
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How can I view my comment history?

When providing a comment on a question or answer, I usually like to check back to see if there's anything else I can follow-up with (be it someone else's answer/comment or an edit to the main question)...
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Would it be possible to have comments that are flagged as offensive, immediately not viewable until they are moderated?

Example: I'm relatively secure in my sexuality, and laughed more than anything. But, maybe it would be a good idea to have anyone with a reputation of over 1K be able to flag offensive content (...
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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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Pop-up (error message) window doesn’t come to front

I recently tried to add two comments in rapid succession on SU and I got this error message pop-up window: As you can see, it’s unreadable, because the “Chatting” screen element is in front of it.
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Close as Duplicate still counts as linking?

When voting to close because of Exact Duplicate, SE does a nice notion of linking the question in a comment. More of a theory then practice question, but would these links count towards the Announcer, ...
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How do I quote within a comment box?

As the title says, how do I quote within a comment box? There is a editing help page for this, I know that. But it says I can use angle brackets (>) to create a "simple blockquote". But I tried it and ...
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Why is voting and commenting still allowed after a question is closed?

What I know is closing a question means it's not appropriate to ask it in the community. That's why it's closed, but is it fair to continue voting for such closed questions? Whether it's up or down ...
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viewing my comments that were deleted?

A while back I had a long discussion in comments probably with somebody on the answer to this one Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T. Stas BAD, Back up and replace but they were deleted because comments aren't ...
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Should I flag comments left over after migration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I request for comment cleanup on migrated questions? When a question is migrated from another site, I often see comments left over like "this site is for ...
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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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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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Option for making an edit a comment

One of the reasons for rejecting an edit is that it should be a comment. I propose that if the reviewer feels that that that is the case, they should be able to make it a comment. For anonymous ...
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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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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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When can I '@' tag a user?

I have noticed that there are times when I am unable to '@' tag a user or trigger the auto-complete popup. Sometimes, even when I type @username in a comment, SE automatically removes the tag when ...
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Where has the comment thread on Page File stuff gone to?

On What's wrong with disabling the Windows page file? Mehrdad and I had a non-heated discussion on page files, is it still available to us so that we continue on it in chat? I also might need 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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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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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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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 do I comment on a question on Super User? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I comment on a thread? I need an author of a question to clarify his question, and I've seen people post comments on questions to do this, yet I can't find a way to. I'...
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In comment @replies, can the user shown link to their profile or the comment being replied to?

Reading this: How do comment @replies work? It describes how this mechanism works, but in using it (and seeing it used throughout the sites), it doesn't turn the name into a link to either the ...
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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 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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inserting a line break in a comment [duplicate]

Is this possible? It gets annoying when I want to address two different things in one comment (or two different people) and it all gets crammed together.
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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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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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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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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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How to undo comment vote

When I inadvertently click to vote up a comment, I realise I cannot click to undo it. Is there a way to undo the comment vote?
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URL href in comments didn't work this once

Recording Skype conference calls on OSX? Why the link on my comment on the above link wasn't highlighted?
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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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Why do comments usually get removed from Questions?

For what reasons do comments usually get removed from questions? What is meant by channel id > 100 in 802.11? I just disagree with this question being moved from Security.SE to Super User. Doesn'...
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search all comments made within the last month, and answers, to locate an interesting question?

How do I search all comments within the last month? I remember an interesting question, and of keywords in it all I recall is 2+ comments had the word project in them. So i'd like to see all ...
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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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