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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?

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 ...
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New users should be informed to use @ when replying

It's getting silly how many times I notice people not using @ when replying to someone. This is very concerning since the one who replies never gets an answer. It should be written somewhere near the ...
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Closed questions fully answered into the comments

I don't think it is appropriate to answer closed questions into the comments as it happens here. Can (or should) we do something with such things?
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Comment rendered with MathJax overlapping text

I posted a comment to this thread, where I typed Can you add the same multiple of $2$ to $5$ and $17$ to make them both be either $1$ or $2$. The output is ...
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Should upvoted comments gain reputation?

Why don't we give reputation for upvoting comments? I don't know what else to say. It seems like, just like the answer, they often give valuable insights that just don't accomplish the task from ...
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The “delete” option has disappeared for me in comments

Something odd has happened for me recently: The "delete" option on comments has, with sporadic exceptions, disappeared for me, as has the edit option. I'm also for the most part no longer seeing ...
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“This doesn't answer my question” - hostility from asker

A couple of minutes ago I posted an answer to this question regarding the existence and calculation of $1/\pi$. I gave an algebraic answer appealing to the axioms of a field, while other askers used ...
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could WDYT? acronym be listed as common acronym?

Very often I notice that homework questions are accompanied by a very low OP effort in trying to figure out by him/herself what the possible answer might be. When I see such questions (which usually ...
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Allow an anonymous comment when voting

The problem: When up/downvoting a post (particularly for downvoting), it is often useful to leave a comment explaining why you are doing this so that the post can be improved, or so that the poster ...
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Is it okay to comment on others' answers for asking for explanation?

I often find myself waiting on the homepage of math.stackexchange.com, searching if there's a question I can answer. However, if I find a question (not posted by me), which is interesting for me, then ...
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Strange behaviour of MathJax in comments [duplicate]

It happened to me a couple of times to see MathJax code not properly rendered in a comment. All occurrences I remember of were caused by a Control Sequence being cut off too soon, as the ...
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Upvoting comments as equivalent of Facebook “like”: bad form?

Every now and then, I find comments which I like. Were I on facebook, I would put a like. Here on SX, "like" is not an available feature. The closest I can think of is upvoting. Sometimes I do, ...
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On mutual tactical serial upvotes and unconstructive comments

I notice that there is a group of users on this site who like to leave unconstructive comments on each other's posts. For example, A writes "Great answer, +1" on B's posts and B writes "Short and ...
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Is it bad form to answer a question using someone else's previous comment(s)?

I am sifting through some of the "Unanswered" and "No Answers" list, and — like so many before me — am finding that many of the questions have apparently been answered to the OP's satisfaction in ...
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Should we do something about old comments mentioning (homework) tag?

Not so long ago, the homework tag was blacklisted. However, we still have many comments on old questions containing some information about (homework) tag. This information is now obsolete. It is ...
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He has not enough reputation to comment and made a new question, how to proceed?

This question asks for an clarification of an answer of mine here. Do I post an answer to his new question, or do I post a comment in my answer and flag his new question? Remark: He did it, because ...
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How to mention someone in comments if his\her name doesn't appear after typing its first letters?

Suppose there is a question of a member $A$. I want to mention this member $A$(so it appears in the comment as "@A"). sometimes,when I type the first letters of name "$A$", The name appears in a ...
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How to proceed after question was answered in comments?

I asked a question and a user posted a comment of the form 'did you try ...'. This did indeed work and I consider the question answered. I wrote another comment on my question confirming that this ...
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How to go to the next line in comments?

When I write a comment, I don't know how to go to the next line because if I press Enter button It will submit the comment.
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Is it possible to insert an image in comments? if the answer is “yes”, then how?

Is it possible to insert an image in comments? if the answer is "yes", then how?
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Broken comment is un-editable and un-deletable [duplicate]

I added a comment to a question with broken MathJax tagging, and it is causing all comments to be formatted horribly and putting the "Edit" and delete buttons under the links on the right side of the ...
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Looking for template which says something like “the way of saying thank you is upvoting or accepting an answer”

I saw a question here on Meta with several templates but not the one I need. I remember seeing sometime ago a template that read more or less like: "the way of saying thank you here is upvoting or ...
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Comment notifications by edit?

When starting a comment with @Username, the referred user gets a notification message (red flag in his postbox). 1) If not starting a comment with @Username, and subsequently editing it with ...
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Question on users that don't accept answers.

I've seen on several occasion that it is not considered wrong to ask a user if he/she could please accept an answer. For instance it is discussed here. My question is slightly though significantly ...
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Comments of the form 'Please look at my question'

Some users (usually new ones) will see an answer to a question similar to one that they have recently asked, then leave a comment along the lines of 'Please look at my question . . .' Are such ...
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Questions that have been answered in comments [duplicate]

I have noticed an abundance of questions on the main site that have no answers, but have been answered in comments, often "accepted" with a comment such as "Thanks a lot!". Such questions bog down the ...
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can we remove the enter working as submit in comments? [duplicate]

Aan we change the working of the enter key when busy writing a comment At the moment it works like clicking the "add comment" button, and I rather would not like that functionality.
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automatic comment help

I was reading a question on aviation.stackexchange that had a number of comments. When I clicked on add/show comments to read the rest a small help window came up on the miniformatting in the comment ...
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Answers which should be comments

Today in the review queue I stumbled across an "answer" by a new user (1rep) which should be a comment. However, I was asked if it should be "deleted" or not. But it shouldn't be deleted - it should ...
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Should I flag comments, where long MathJax breaks page layout?

There were several posts mentioning that for various reason (mistake in the LaTeX-code, automatically inserted space) MathJax can break page layout: Formatting bug: long mathjax or code blocks break ...
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Why are the vote counts for comments colored sometimes?

Pardon me if this is a silly question, but I have noticed that the little number displaying the number of votes on each comment is sometimes colored. I'm guessing the color is based on the number of ...
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Formatting bug: long mathjax or code blocks break entire post or page

Long, broken MathJax expressions seem to break the formatting of all comments on a post, causing them to spill to far over to the right. In addition to making the comments hard to read, it can make ...
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Voting comments not working

In this post I tried to vote up one of the comments, but it did not show the normal triangle and flag icons when I moused over it. Is this a bug, or am I missing something? Edit: It seems as if it is ...
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Bug in rendering math in comments [duplicate]

I recently left a comment here containing the equation $$\sigma(i_1\;i_2\;\cdots\;i_n)\sigma^{-1}=(\sigma(i_1)\;\sigma(i_2)\;\cdots\;\sigma(i_n))$$ but the last $\sigma$ is broken, displaying instead ...
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Accepting comments as answers

Sometimes a comment will suffice to answer a person's question. This may be because they are only missing one small step in the argument, or because they can be pointed to a resource that answers ...
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What did you try?

Is it a good question to ask people what did they try? Where did they get stuck? Someone asks a question and someone else asks him/her what did you try? If the one who will answer sees that the one ...
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Converting comment to answer

Is this done by just writing the answer and deleting the comment? Can you delete a comment that has been there for a while? (I ask this because I think you can't edit a comment after a few ...
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1answer
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People putting $\$\{\}\{\}\{\}\{\}\{\}\$$ at the end of their comments?

I have noticed some people putting something like $\$\{\}\{\}\{\}\$$ at the end of their comments (for example, André Nicolas' comment here). I can see the curly braces fast enough because MathJax ...
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Deleting a post

Today I encountered a person writing his comment as an answer as because he only have 35 bounties. So is there anyway by which you can delete such kind of answers OR any other user who is capable of ...
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Technical problem: Suddenly I cannot leave comments

When I click on "leave a comment", even on my own questions, I get sent to the the top of the page/post. I also can't seem to leave additional answers. Any idea what is going on? I don't think I ...
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How to do new line in comments [duplicate]

Take a look at this answer and you'll notice that in the comments on that answer, he provided mathematical expressions on a new line. Is that just because there was not enough space left on the line, ...