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Why can we not down vote comments? [duplicate]

Why can we not down vote comments? That is my question. Why not? Just like answers or questions which we think are not much helpful why not allow to downvote comments which ...
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Is it possible to automate posting certain comments?

I find myself frequently posting "Hi. Since this is your first post..." comments in first-question posts where I link to the help pages. After a few different variations, I've settled on "Hi. Since ...
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Some comments are missing

It is happening a couple of times that some of my comments were deleted. In one occasion, there was a discussion on some LaTeX edits that were made to a post of mine (Rudin assumes ...
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Well-phrased Suggestions for Editing [duplicate]

When I see a question that is not posed well or not written in MathJax, I try to give the OP suggestions on how to improve the question (such as providing context or showing work). I'd like to ...
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Proper notice to posters unfamiliar with S.E. customs

Complete the square on $x^2+10x+9=0$ I put this comment under the question above: Probably the reason for the down-vote and the votes to close the question is that it's phrased in language ...
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Was it necessary to delete these comments?

First time on Meta. I made (at least) two comments on this question, both of which were deleted. I can't remember which comment was made first. Some context to 'first comment': initially this ...
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Help commenting for the low rep

When reviewing low quality vote we might see some comments posted incorrectly as an answer. Most of the time, if their comments are meaningful, I will copy their comments and paste it to the correct ...
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How do I make a comment?

For some reason I can make comments on my own posts, but then when I try to make comments on other people's posts or anything else for that matter, a blue notification pops up saying I require 50 ...
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Why can I not edit a comment after 5 minutes but can just replace it?

It is not possible to edit a comment after 5 minutes. But I can simply delete and reinsert the comment instead. Isn't that a bug? If someone adds a post in between then the order of the comments ...
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Comment apocalypse

What's happening? Comments are being deleted all over the place! Has a new moderator been appointed, with an irrational hatred of comments? Is this a bot? Some of the comment threads have been ...
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Apparent MathJax bug [duplicate]

$\displaystyle\frac{1+\frac12+\frac13+\cdots+\frac1n}{1+\frac13+\frac15+\cdots+\‌frac{1}{2n+1}}$ In what I see above, the very last fraction is not getting rendered. What's going on?
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Why doesn't the 'edit comment' button disappear after 5 minutes?

If you type a comment, and click on the 'edit' button after 5 minutes, it says that "Comments can be edited for only 5 minutes". Why can't the button just disappear after 5 minutes, so we can assume ...
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Can we have *temporary comments* that can be read and deleted?

There could be a check-box when you post a comment that says 'temporary'. It must be mandatory for you to ping someone in the comment to use this feature. You must also require a certain rep threshold ...
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Rare bug: comments expanding over bottom bar

The situation is exemplified below. Before expanding comments: After expanding the comments: I couldn't reproduce it after several reloads. However, I think the situation above occurred just ...
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Why doesn't adding 2 “space” characters work when attempting to create a line break? EDIT: Because we're children. [duplicate]

I've tried it repeatedly in comments and for the life of me I cannot get it to work. I've even tried just manually adding a "<"br/">" (Of course it works in the actual question field, but I'm ...
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How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?

I'm new here and I don't know how things work here and don't have any knowledge about commenting or answering questions. How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?
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What to do if someone answers your question in comments [duplicate]

After asking this question, someone provided what I would consider to be an answer in the comments. I would therefore like to close the question, so I asked this user to make his comments into an ...
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Why can't I edit my own comments?

The question is fairly self explanatory. I want to fix a spelling mistake in a comment that I made a few hours ago, but I can't edit the comment. Is this a policy on SE or just a malfunction?
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How can I search my comments with keywords?

How can I search my comments with keywords in them?
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1answer
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A comment has no delete button and no link to user profile

Long time ago I've posted a comment here. Surprisingly, now the delete X button is not available, but instead I can upvote it!!! Moreover, although my username is blue, there is no link to my ...
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Illegal flagging of comments on a locked and deleted question

I can flag comments on a locked and deleted question despite being told the comment is not eligible for flagging. Attempting to upvote the comment tells me I can't flag. But I can flag it anyway ...
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Cannot delete my own comment due to latex formatting?

Sorry if this is not the proper place to ask this question, but I cannot find related information from the help pages. I wrote a comment on this post giving some extended and related data to help ...
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Why do people answer the question in the comment section?

I am wondering why many answers are posted in the comment section of the question? Why not post as an answer?
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Is it okay to leave stupid comments?

I have a knack for leaving stupid jokes on a lot of posts. They don't add anything to the question except (hopefully) a little humour. I am not sure if I should leave these comments because they might ...
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Snarky comments to an elementary math question

I have an issue to some to the comments of this following question that I had answered: ...
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Comments soliciting downvotes

Once or twice I have seen comments effectively seeking downvotes on answers, like "Why is this getting upvotes??" or "This answer should be downvoted hard". Since they are clearly not about ...
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Markdown for obtaining the question title from URL

From time to time, I want to cite another thread on MSE inside a comment using an inline link. E.g. See the thread Cross product: matrix transformation identity. In other words, I'll format a ...
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Is this an answer only site for people who just started here?

I'm a new user. I don't understand why I can't tell users what is wrong with their work. You can only do that when you have reached reputation=50? I also don't understand anymore what is meant by ...
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Upvotes on Misleading Comment

I posted this answer here: http://math.stackexchange.com/a/1121698/205062 My answer was commented upon by someone who misunderstood it but that comment (the second comment) has attracted two upvotes. ...
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How to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?

I am baffled by the stack exchange user interface as regards chat. What do I do to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?
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Should the change in pre-filled text for custom close reasons be reversed?

Recently, I proceeded to vote to close a question. Because the primary reason to cast this vote was that it contained multiple questions, I considered using the free-form reason. In doing so, I ...
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Notification upon editing comment

The following situation has happened to me several times: Someone writes a comment tagging me with the @, I read the comment, and shortly after the comment is edited in such a way that the nature of ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't [link description](URL) work for me in the comments?

I've posted a comment here: The $55$-th IMO, problem $1$ And it doesn't display the format [link description](link URL) properly. What is wrong?
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Answer deleted when flagged as “Should be Comment”

A new user, someone whom I introduced the site/community to, posted an answer to this question. It basically said: "I don't know about the overall problem, but for specific example you give, the ...
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Is it bad practice to comment on old questions with high views?

For instance, on this question I was going to ask about an English translation for one of the resources that was posted. I noticed that all the answers had no comment threads below them. My thinking ...
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Dealing with quality control comments

I contributed an answer to Is arrow notation for vectors "not mathematically mature"?, that, much to my surprise, has received lots of votes. However, someone whose profile says that they ...
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Questions which are answered through comments only [duplicate]

I have seen some questions (generally on the harder side of the spectrum) that seem to get answers which are only comments. For example in the form of a link to a paper, or someone just mentioning an ...
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Why is this not a comment, but an answer?

This answer here: http://math.stackexchange.com/a/1083253/1102 I flagged it as 'not an answer', as it ought to be a comment, but the flag was declined disputed. I believe there were a few delete ...
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Removal of a single “meta” comment on the main site

Some time ago there was a question that was tagged with elementary-set-theory. One user added set-theory in a suggested edit (that was accepted) and I removed it since I deemed that inappropriate. ...
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Why is it that people down vote an answer without even bothering to comment what is the problem?

Why is it that people down vote an answer without even bothering to comment what is the problem? On many cases I find that people down vote my answer and I am not able to figure out who has downvoted ...
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1answer
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Why do we have “See more comments”

I recently up-voted a savvy comment which implied that the OP should take a fresh look at his question. Then I noticed that there were more, currently hidden, comments. Only after I clicked to reveal ...
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How to select a comment as an answer. [duplicate]

There is my question, here till now in both the answers there is not anything what I needed and so none of them is selected by me. In comments under both the answers I'm getting something new and ...
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In activity log, no link to election comments

If you made or make a comment on the nomination page of the election it shows up in your activity log. However, unlike comments to questions, there is no link shown to the actual comment. Is this ...
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How should I respond to a moderator's comment on a deleted answer?

Arthur Fischer commented on one of my deleted answers asking why it was deleted. I do not know how he expects me to answer, since I seem unable to comment on it and I do not know of a way to PM other ...
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Why can't we upvote comments on nominations?

Why can't we upvote comments on nominations? Normally a user can vote on a comment to indicate that they agree with the sentiment in contains; this saves them from having to post a similar ...
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Is it inappropriate to post a “Thank you” as a comment?

Whenever an MSE user posts an answer to one of my questions, I always have a tendency to first post a comment thanking the user for his/her response, and then proceed to discuss the response, and ...
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Do you think we should implement an incentive for leaving a comment when downvoting an answer?

I have noticed that a lot of times when an answer gets downvoted, there is rarely any feedback (unless the answerer asks for one or depends on the popularity of the question) for the downvote. With ...
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Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.

I know that StackExchange encourages moving extended discussions to chat. I have also seen moderators actively moving extended discussions to chat. The question is, what's the point of this? ...
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Why are questions answered in the comments? [duplicate]

There seems to be an unusual trend going on. Even in the meta, I am seeing answers posted in the comments sections that could very fittingly have been in the answers section (meaning someone simply ...
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Comments missing from a thread that I didn't delete

I have noticed on a thread where I have had some comments that the comments on the OP and another persons answer are gone. I didn't delete them so why would the be deleted? One comment was about a ...