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Can comment input fields be vertically scalable?

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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 passages in my comment to change or rewrite them. I quickly lose the overview this way.

Is it possible that the input field for comments gets an option to be vertically scalable? For example by implementing an option to resize the input field as you see fit:

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Variations of this could also be expanding the input field from the get-go to properly house comments with 500 characters or auto expanding and auto limiting the input field as you write.

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Maximum comment size is 500 (and yes I've gotten there a coupla times) so the amount one needs to scroll is minimal. While this feature would be nice, I personally would not push for its being prioritized. msh210‭ 8 months ago

Since comments are inherently limited to a small size, why not just make the input area large enough to fit that? Then you don't need to scroll at all. Olin Lathrop‭ 8 months ago

Or auto-expand the box if the text gets too long for the original size. Monica Cellio‭ 8 months ago

@OlinLathrop @MonicaCellio I adapted my proposal and included both of your ideas. Zerotime‭ 8 months ago

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The comment box is now resizable; drag the control in the lower right corner down to make the area bigger.

Because comments can include newlines, wide Unicode characters, and probably other unpredictable things, choosing a size to fit 500 ASCII characters in a paragraph wouldn't be a complete solution. Instead, we're putting this in the hands of the user.

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