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Q&A "mention-box" turns red after editing comment although a reload fixes this.

So the other day I commented on a thread, mentioning another user: All the details of all the screenshots in this post have been replaced with dummy text to simplify/generalize the question. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6d ago by meta guy‭  ·  edited 6d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A Threaded comments are good for discussion but there’s no incentive to clean them up [closed]

I personally am open to the idea of treating comments here exactly as we treat posts. Since they can be quite long, we should be able to vote, suggest edits, etc, as a way of facilitating that Codi...

0 answers  ·  posted 13d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  closed 12d ago by ArtOfCode‭

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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 can I fix or edit comment thread titles?

It happens to me all the time that I write a comment - as the first of a new thread of comments - and then either overlook giving it a title, or expect that the default title will be good enough an...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 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 Notifying each other that a commented-on issue is resolved, to produce fewer comments rather than more

I just made a comment on another Meta post because I wasn't sure whether something in someone else's answer was a typo, or if so what the correct wording should be. It turned out that my best guess...

5 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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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 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 Comments improvements to indicate assent or dissent with previously posted comments

Often I'm looking over a post and feel that I have what to add as a comment. But as soon as I look at the comments, I find that someone's already written exactly what I would have said. At that poi...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Feature request: Ability to edit title of comment thread [duplicate]

I recently left a comment on a post, but now the comment thread ended up with a fragment of (the first version of) my comment as its title, including some ugly markdown rendered literally. I would...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by tripleee‭  ·  closed as duplicate 8mo ago by Mithical‭

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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 2y ago by Quintec‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A MathJax in comments requires a refresh after editing [duplicate]

After editing a comment, any MathJax in the comment is not rendered (instead displaying as raw text) until the page is refreshed. If a user does not know to refresh the page, they may be led to be...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 8mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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

Issue raised on GitHub 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 discus...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Digit followed by dot and space disappears at the beginning of comment.

If I try to start a comment with a digit followed by dot and space afterward, it is missing after I post it. N.B. I hope this is the right place to write this kind of issues.

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

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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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Should markdown links work in comment thread titles?

Markdown links work in comment thread comments, but not in comment thread titles: Would it be better if they worked in the title too? If there is a reason to avoid links in thread titles, would...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Impolite comments

What should be done about comments that don't meet the CoC requirements?[1] As of now, there is no way to flag them, and AFAIK only mods and the author can delete comments ↩︎

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

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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...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 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 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 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y 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 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y 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 2y ago by KalleMP‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by r~~‭

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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 3y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 2y 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 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 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y 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 2y 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 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y 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 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 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 2y ago by user‭  ·  edited 2y 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 3y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y 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 2y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 2y 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 3y ago by curiousdannii‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y 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 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 3y ago by robev‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y ago by user‭  ·  edited 2y 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 2y 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 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭