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For use when discussing the appropriateness and use of comments

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Can I add linebreaks to comment? How?

I often feel that it would make my comment much more clear if there is some line-break. For example, I sometimes want to add two different points in one comment and I would like to separate them as a ...
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Why is it that people are persistent on critiquing a question in comments?

I don't understand the people critiquing a question in the comments such as, You have miss-understood what is happening here Your question premise is all wrong That is not what is really going on ...
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Fighting answers in comments! [duplicate]

There is an astonishing amount of answers in comments here. Some of them gathered around 20 to 50 upvotes, and clearly provide a partial or full answer - and that isn't what the stack is for! What ...
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Has the policy on comments changed?

I've noticed that a couple of my comments on a question have been removed. Up until now I thought this site was pretty laid back with comments. Has that changed? FWIW the comments were on this ...
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Did this light-hearted one-line comment (based on experience!) breach some rule of the site?

I posted a comment on this question: a song of ice and fire - Are there any transgender characters in Westeros?. My comment was: "Anyone who thinks that Westeros is tough has never spent time in ...
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Why can't I add a comment?

I asked two Star Trek questions a while ago and I'm trying to comment back. For some reason I can't add a comment. Any help?
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Can we change the text of the generic NaA comment in the Low Quality Posts review?

The text, as it stands, is as follows: This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post; instead, provide answers that ...
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Why is calling questions “worthless” acceptable on this site?

Why is calling questions "worthless" acceptable on this site? The last instance was yesterday (when my R&A flag on such a comment was denied), but this wasn't the first nor even second time I saw ...
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Who deletes comments? Is it the tooth fairy?

So Who deletes comments? I keep making insulting comments, but someone keeps deleting them. Is it the tooth fairy?
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What is the proper recourse for bubble-burster comments?

I'm sure most of you have seen the occasional cynical comment on questions with things like Because the author/screenwriters didn't think of it or It's just a story or some other such nonsense. This ...
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Why was this comment flag rejected?

I marked this comment as 'obsolete' since it related to the future release of a film, but one that is now released. I don't think this can be confirmed until the film is released on streaming or ...
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Unable to @tag in response to comments [duplicate]

I've noticed over the past couple months that, seemingly randomly, when I've attempted to respond to someone in the comments (with @Whatshisname) the username of the person I'm responding to will get ...
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Is it a bug that when @'ing another user that callout is deleted from a comment?

When attempting to @ another user, the @ callout disappeared after I'd submitted. Is this a bug? I also refreshed the page to be sure the comment I was trying to reply to hadn't been deleted. ...
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Do I need to get the interest of all people here before I ask a question?

I posted a question yesterday: Why does the Department of Mysteries keep prophecies? And somebody dropped a comment saying "I can't understand why people ask topics here that are not even ...
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How to post/link an image in a comment

It's easy if the image is online, just post the URL in the comment and hit enter - anyone who clicks it will see the image. Let's say I just photoshopped an image to help explain something to another ...
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Should a comment referenced from wiki be posted as an answer? [duplicate]

I posted a recent comment to this question: Is there any evidence that this character survived X-Men: Apocalypse? My comment basically referenced a quote from the wiki which didn't seem to have much ...
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Why this comment was appropriate?

I recently noticed this comment: "Fantastic. Thank you very much – Daniel Feb 11 at 5:53 " here: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/118033/44517 was flagged to delete it but the flag was declined: " ...
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Should I flag “Why all the Downvotes” comments as obsolete?

It is a frequent occurrence on this site that: Someone will ask a question. The question will get a downvote. The OP (or someone) else will post a comment saying "Why the downvote". Over time the ...
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Flag a comment for containing a spoiler when OP requested no spoilers?

In this question OP stated that they didn't want spoilers from preview chapters of The Winds of Winter. Somebody then went on to post a comment saying (paraphrased) "why would you exclude The Winds of ...
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Proposal for enforcement of strict policies regarding Comments Deletion

Recently, lots of comments (which were not offensive or spam) got deleted from this question: Why doesn't Chewbacca learn to speak Galactic Basic? And, people are complaining in chat. I also didn'...
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Why were these comment flags declined, while the comments were deleted?

I flagged a number of comments on Wad Cheber's answer to the question what technologies were predicted by Back to the Future II. There was a discussion about the source of some statements that had ...
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Why can we only notify one additional user of a comment?

When we make a comment, why are we only permitted to notify one additional user? Sometimes there may be good reason to notify two or more users. What's the harm in that?
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Can I comment on my own question asking people to vote more?

I'm inquiring about this question: In the Netflix Daredevil series, is the "Black Sky" concept from any comic? It is the highest-view question so for this year by a margin of 26,000 (over ...
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Why haven't any Diamond Moderator deleted big comments thread of top questions and answers?

A diamond moderator has pissed me off. Again. This question had very interesting comments which could have drawn new users to the site during this Avengers period: Why doesn't S.H.I.E.L.D. put ...
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Where did all the comments go on this question about the Hulk and SHIELD?

I recently posted a comment on this question: Why doesn't S.H.I.E.L.D. put Hulk on the index and lock him away? that included a link to some information about what the OP was asking. I did not ...
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Show comment upvotes on activity tab

Not sure if this would happen here or in the higher SE site, but I was wondering if would be possible to show comment votes when viewing comments we've left in the activity tab. For example, I often ...
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Why does my answer appear to be half-way to being converted into a comment?

I checked back on a question to which I had posted an answer and discovered that I allegedly also posted a comment with the same content (although truncated) at exactly the same time. What's going on ...
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What should we do about “funny” comments?

Sometimes people post jokey comments under questions and answers. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes not. What should we do about them? It seems (based on this conversation) that moderators are ...
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When deleting a comment I made, should I always flag replies as “obsolete”?

From time to time, I go through comments I made to see if they're still relevant and adding value to the site. If I delete a throw-away comment (I made), I flag any replies as "obsolete". But how ...
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Should we encourage or discourage posting generic “welcome comments” to all new users

Once in a while I see a large spike of generic comments which welcome pretty much every new user to the site. Should we encourage or discourage such practice? This doesn't apply to post-specific ...
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Do we have a default message template for new users that indicates how they can improve their post? [duplicate]

I find myself sometimes in the situation where I would like to comment on a new user's answer, how the site works and why their answer is downvoted. Do we have a default template for that or does ...
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Can I please get the deleted comments made on this question? [closed]

Comments made on this question have been deleted: Why did Lucas choose the word "Force"? I want to get a deleted comment which was a scolding full of alien terms. Is this possible to get ...
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Which flag reason should I use when flagging comments?

When I'm flagging a comment, which flag reason should I use?
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Should all comments that have 1+ and little else in them be flagged

I am saying this because I have seen a lot of comments that say things that like: 1+ for the awesome answer or question 1+ for the detail 1+ I always wondered that I have read this question but ...
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Are comments on-topic if they are referring to downvotes and other questions?

I flagged the comment trail here as off-topic, but my flag was declined. I'm confused as to how downvotes and Captain Kirk are on-topic to a question about two Babylon 5 characters. Why was my flag ...
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commenting on an edit

I can address a comment to the author of a post, or to a user who has commented on the post, but unless I'm missing something there is no way to address a comment to a user who has edited without ...
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Invalid linkification in comments

I just tried to link to this page in a comment: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Treachery,_Faith_and_the_Great_River_%28episode%29 Unfortunately, the shorthand used in comments sometimes breaks on ...
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Why can't I post a comment anymore?

Is anyone else getting this or is it just me? I seem to be able to ask questions, or at least the option is there and it brings up the dialog box. I have not gone all the way to posting a question ...
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Can the moderators convert a comment into an answer?

I know that moderators can take an answer that should be a comment, and turn it into a comment (attributed to same poster). Can moderators do the reverse (turn comment into an answer posted by same ...
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When, if ever, should we flag comments as “obsolete”?

I recently happened to take another look at an old answer of mine, and noticed that there was a fair amount of chatty comments between myself and the OP of the question I was answering. The comments ...
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Why was my comment correcting terminology deleted?

I recently posted a comment to a question about the Wizard of Oz using Black and White then transitioning to color. The answer used the word "greyscale" rather than "black and white". I made a ...
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How does user tagging in comments really work?

When you comment directly to people, the usual routine is to '@user yes, but, but'. With users of certain lower[new, or uninvolved] reps, or lower age, it simply doesn't work. Try to comment on this ...
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How to comment on “There is no in-universe answer”/“plot hole” answers lacking any evidence?

Sometimes a question is asked to which the answer is posted stating "There is no in-universe answer" (aka "it's a plot hole"). Such answers in and of themselves are OK in general, but as discussed in ...
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How to comment on answers lacking citations

What is some good boilerplate for a comment on a post that lacks citations or references? When you see a post that appears to be pure conjecture, not backed up by or referencing the source material, ...
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Answering Questions with a Comment

When answering a question, I've noticed that sometimes a sleuth will answer in the comment section with a complete answer, as opposed to with a formal answer. Are there any reasons to do this, and ...
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Tweak language of 'move this discussion to chat' link

When there are a large number of comments on a post, you are prompted with this if you go to add another comment: Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move ...
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How can I find the most upvoted comment(s) on a site?

I saw one comment today that (deservedly so) was upvoted to +14 in a couple of hours. Is there a way to find all the "good" - meaning highest-upvoted - comments on the entire site? I'd strongly ...
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When I add a comment, Internet Explorer drops into compatibility mode

When I add a comment on the main site, something breaks such that IE8 drops into compatibility mode for the site. This has unfortunate side-effects like removing the bar across the top containing ...
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What should we do about comments?

Okay, the single largest thing that I have been surprised at since I became a moderator is the large number of comments which are flagged. So, what do we do about comments which are: Jokes Off topic. ...
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Should a Down Vote require a comment?

Would it be a reasonable to require Down Votes on questions (and maybe answers) force the user to first leave a comment, or mark an attached comment as great? This would be to help prevent blind ...