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Q&A Why do we have "General comments" threads?

Comments below posts are grouped into threads, each of which can have a meaningful name so several different conversations can happen in parallel with less risk of confusion. However, sometimes th...

3 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 30d ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Input box is not on screen after pressing "Start new comment thread" with expanded comments

If comment threads below a post are already expanded, then the input box that appears after pressing the "Start new comment thread" button is too far down the page to be visible. This makes it look...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How does "@username" work in comment threads?

In a comment thread, I can notify someone by including "@username". I also get notified of replies, even if they do not include my username in this way. What determines who is notified of a comment...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Comment flagging broken on mobile portrait mode

From a comment thread page, pressing "flag" on a comment results in a pop up panel with a text input and a "Flag" button. On mobile, in portrait mode, this pop up panel overlaps the left hand edge ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Expanding a comment thread changes the width of some posts

When a comment thread is expanded, the width of the post it is attached to in some cases increases. This seems to be rare (most posts do not change width when their comment threads are expanded), s...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A User id shows instead of user name in comment thread title

When a user is mentioned in a comment thread using @, internally the user is referred to by their user id number. The comment is displayed using their user name, but the user id behind the scenes m...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭

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Q&A Comment threads with zero comments

I believe that when the last comment in a comment thread is deleted, the thread is also automatically deleted. However, there are some threads that still exist despite having all their comments del...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A No response when clicking on the title of a thread on a recently deleted post

When clicking on the thread title ("Welcome!" in this example) of a comment thread below a post: I see the following error in the Firefox developer window (click image for a larger version): ...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Notification about a thread on a deleted post

What should be the behaviour when a user posts a reply to a comment in a thread on a post, and then deletes the post? For example, the post may be a question which requires editing before it will b...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Comment flagging is hidden from inexperienced users

GitHub issue: https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/544 In the past, it was not possible to flag individual comments for moderator attention. There was a Meta question asking how to respond ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A The meaning of "follow new" on your own posts

Below each post, at the top of the comment section, is a link to "follow new". The title text displayed when hovering over this link says "Follow all new comment threads on this post". It is clear...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A `skipping $num comments` should show for inline preview

skipping $num comments should show for inline preview also. I was watching the thread. When I was watching the thread from posts page. Then, I noticed that @ArtOfCode said blah blah blah....... I ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Enlarge the commenting box of threaded comments

I suggest to enlarge the commenting box of threaded comments at least by 50% height (at least on desktop display).

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Allow using <br> tags when commenting

I suggest to allow <br> tags when commenting in a threaded comment. In the current situation only separate passages are allowed: Passage_1 Passage_2 <br> tags improve accessibil...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Don't limit characters in a threaded comment to 1,000

Often times a user wants to quote something or several things that appear in an answer (each quote could be about 500 characters long). It can be somewhat frustrating to make several threaded comm...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Should we show question on a thread of answer?

I was reading some comments in answers. I didn't read question. But, I started reading the answer (That question wasn't understandable for me so I just ignored that but later understood). Then, vis...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Allow a user to edit a threaded comment's title after the threaded comment has been created [duplicate]

I suggest to allow a user to edit a threaded comment's title after the threaded comment has been published, This way, if a user published the threaded comment but forgot to add a title or didn't n...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Please enlarge the editing window of a threaded comment [duplicate]

If I want to edit a threaded comment (including a threaded reply) I get, in my desktop computer, a tiny window in which it can be frustrating to navigate, especially if the content reaches the curr...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Put the title input field above the body in comment threads

I suggest to put the title input field above the body in comment threads. The commenting box is already a bit frustrating to use, as opined by some community members including myself; creating a p...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Add an option to resize (by dragging) the commenting box

I suggest to add resizing option to the commenting box in the threaded comments section (at least on desktop display).

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Allow all Markdown in threaded comments

Markdown is available in threaded comments, but not fully, for example, headings (##) aren't allowed. I don't find a reason to such a limitation; it's better off to have well formatted comments fo...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Show more threaded comments after clicking the title of a threaded discussion

After clicking on the title of a threaded discussion, a user can read up to five threaded comments; if a user wants to read more, clicking "see the whole thread" is needed. I think 5 is too litt...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Reaction system for comments

When we see someone comments we just ignore if someone wrote a helpful answer (If we don't have anything to say without beautiful comment or something else). SO has upvote system for comments. Inst...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A Should we show length of character for each "things"?

Usually, maximum length of post body is 30,000 characters. And, maximum length of post title is 250 characters. Reported here. Length of thread title is also 250 characters. I was thinking, "Should...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Comment Changes

Popup vs. Inline The box that pops up when starting a new Comment Thread is in the middle of the page and it is not movable. When writing a comment, unless it is very short, I often want to be...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭