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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 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 8d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Adjustable size comment text area

The character limit for a comment is 1000, but the text area in which it is typed or edited is much smaller than this. Most comments are short, but some comments can have reason to be longer, and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Support lists (bullets and numbers) in comment markdown

I understand that comments are intended for brief queries about the post content, but in the Meta sites I sometimes find it useful to be able to quote part of a post in a comment. Block quotes alre...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Archive to mark as "resolved", without locking the comment?

I've recently come across a situation where I thought archiving the comment thread was appropriate: A user suggested an improvement in the thread, and that improvement was then implemented (by me)....

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Why are comments hidden by default?

Why are comments deprecated to the point that none are visible without having to move away from the page? With page loads and mouse clicks, less is MORE.

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by r~~‭

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Q&A Comments count includes deleted comments, which it shouldn't

Using this post purely as an example, because I'm quite sure that the problem is general. Observe: At first, we are told that there are "4 comments": Expanding inline, the summary says 4 of...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A "You were mentioned in a comment" notifications should show the title of the question

The notifications drop-down shows the question title at least for comments that don't specifically ping you, and for answers to your own questions. However, if you're "mentioned" (pinged) in a com...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Editing Thread Titles

(Originally brought up at https://meta.codidact.com/comments/thread/3359#comment-11064) Can we allow thread starters to edit the title of a comment? This could be useful in cases like, for example...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 12mo 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 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Allow using <br> tags when commenting

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

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

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Q&A button automatically enables when using tab and enter

I never thought of it. Recently, I was going to write a comment (Starting a new thread) with 14 characters. I didn't look at character lengths. After completing my comment I just pressed tab twice ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A "User was not notified" incorrectly displayed in comments.

I just had an incorrect "user wasn't notified because they haven't participated in the discussion" warning (I can't recall the exact wording). What I did: Responded to a comment here: https://m...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A Require title for comment thread

The title of a comment thread currently defaults to the start of the comment text. That has lead to a lot of partial-sentence comments visible below a post without comments expanded. Those look me...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Canina‭

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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 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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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 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 1y 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 1y ago by deleted user  ·  closed as duplicate 1y 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 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y 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 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y 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 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A o@ßX shows up as [email protected]ßX

On the first comment here, o@ßX was turned into [email protected]ßX. However, when I go to the comment thread, it shows up normally: Oddly enough, I couldn't reproduce this on the dev server....

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by user‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Character count does not show on Comment edit. [duplicate]

When adding a new comment, there is a helpful character count (x/500). If you exceed the count, it is clear that is why the comment can't be saved. When editing an existing comment, there is no ch...

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

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Q&A Missing comment notification

Using the mod tools to browse recent comments on math.codidact.com, I just noticed this comment which should ping me. I have no recollection of getting the ping, and my notifications dropdown doesn...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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Q&A Incorrect replacement on nickname selection from drop-down list

When user selects a nickname from the drop-down list with suggestions only first three symbols are replaced:

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Adding a comment to an existing thread results in Internal Server Error, but the comment gets added

I added a comment just now to an existing thread to a question on Power Users. Clicking "Add reply", the response was a "500 Server Error" page with the page title "Power Users - Internal Server E...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A On clicking "edit", the initial comment character count is incorrectly displayed as "0 / 255"

When clicking "edit" for a comment, the character count is initially shown as "0 / 255", with apparent disregard for the length of the comment. Making a change, the actual character count is updat...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A No visible explanation of why too long edited comments are rejected

If you try to edit an comment and submit it with more than 500 characters, the site rejects your edit (500 error) but there is no visible explanation.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by curiousdannii‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Difficulties with mentioning non-ASCII usernames

I realize that some usernames are very difficult to mention due to the way that the current system works. Currently, you have to type in at least three characters after the @ before the list of men...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A 500 Internal Server Error

I've had a couple of 500 Internal Server Errors now when posting comments on the maths site. The most recent one has error ID e0788383-0163-4b45-8b4f-85ff84c2751a . This has only happened since I b...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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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 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A Enabled-state of the "Add reply" button, character count in comment thread view does not update on pasting into comment input field

This looks similar to my previous bug report "Body is too short" error when posting middle-click-pasted answer with no changes, and I wouldn't be surprised if the fix is the same. When on the thre...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Number of comments not updated

I added some comments to a post, and the number of current comments wasn't updated until I refreshed the page.

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

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Q&A Cannot start new comment thread on the dev server

I tried creating new comment threads here and here, but I was met by this message: Now, I can totally understand that everyone feels down from time to time, but I would like to know why the serv...

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

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Q&A Comments that contain math are not re-rendered after editing

Comments can contain math code that is rendered by Mathjax, just as posts can. (On sites where Mathjax is enabled, such as Physics and Scientific Speculation.) However, if a comment is edited and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Can't edit comment title. [duplicate]

I wrote a comment and forgot to give it a title (It doesn't help that the title is entered below the comment, but that's another issue). The title shown is then just the start of the comment, whic...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Allow comment thread owner to delete comment threads when only comments from the comment thread owner remain undeleted

I realize that there's a handful of trickier cases, for example anything involving multiple users, but this particular case should be relatively straight-forward. I propose that if the only undele...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Multiple permalink links in comments

I noticed that there are now suddenly two permalink-target links in comments. From a question page (on a comment posted by another user): From a comment thread page (this particular comment hap...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Allow block quotes in comments

When commenting on a post, sometimes I want to comment on a specific paragraph, or similar section. The most natural way to me is to block quote it, however using Markdown to do it doesn't work (it...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Keyboard shortcuts for comment mentions & search dropdowns

When writing a comment, you can type @so-and-so and a little popup will show you the mentionable people that match so-and-so. The new search options seem to use the same dropdown. However, for both...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Unable to create paragraphs in comments

In comments, neither line one line two nor line one line two (with two spaces after line one) work to create a new line, the comment ends up being line one line two. This has messed ...

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

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Q&A Comments don't like multi-line code :/

I was in the middle of doing something in Software Development CD and I've decided to make a comment thread regarding something from the answerer's quote. I went writing a comment and added a mult...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Can I still comment, without clicking more than twice?

Until June 2021, commenting here requires you to click merely twice. I click on the link to "Add a comment", type my comment, then click the "Add a comment" button. This is exactly like how you com...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Q&A What will happen to comments when account is removed?

Today there was a request to remove user's account. This user has some Qs which were transported(converted) to System user. But comments are disappeared. Though there is a possibility that user re...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Q&A Comment threads remain active even if all comments are deleted

In this answer there's a "General comments" thread, but all the comments are deleted. This is related to - but IMO not the same as - this other post, in which it's discussed if showing that some c...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by hkotsubo‭

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Q&A Allowing a user to choose which kind of comment to use --- simple or threaded

First, my warm compliments about the new threaded comments feature. In the last few days I have found that I actually needed to write a few single-line small comments and not a threaded comment. ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Direct comment links don't jump to the comment when it is hidden.

Currently, comments past the fifth(?) comment are hidden for length purposes. However, this breaks the ability to automatically scroll to the comment when using a direct link. For example, I recen...

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

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Q&A "You were mentioned in a comment" notification doesn't redirect to another community

I got a You were mentioned in a comment notification while browsing SD. I tried to open it and instead of redirecting to the right community (Meta) it opened the reference in a current community. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Giving question feedback in private - a moderating system to reduce conflicts

Some background: A discussion about deleting/preserving comments and giving user feedback popped up on Software Development meta here: How are we supposed to give feedback for poor questions if su...

5 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Can comment input fields be vertically scalable?

Everytime I write longer comments and exceed a certain amount of characters, the input field for comments becomes scrollable. However, the scrolling makes it very hard for me to find specific passa...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Cancelling / discarding a comment edit

See also the related question about canceling writing a comment: https://meta.codidact.com/questions/277948 When editing a comment, there is no option to cancel the edit without refreshing the p...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by laserkittens‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Posting a comment automatically opens another comment box after submission

When I click on "Add a comment" at the end of a post, a box appears where I can type my comment, along with the buttons "Post" and "Discard" below it. But, after I type my comment and click on "Pos...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by The Amplitwist‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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