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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how can we understand some one answer my comment

when we answer a question if some one comment on my answer ( on the next login SU show us the comment(by the blue envelope)) but what if we comment on a question or comment other one answer how can we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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