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#1: Initial revision by user avatar Monica Cellio‭ · 2021-07-07T02:23:16Z (about 1 year ago)
When comments were all shown directly under the post with no way to collapse them, it made sense to restrict formatting that could make them take up a lot more vertical space.  But (a) we do allow Mathjax (on communities that use it) and (b) comments are now threaded, so I think it makes sense to relax the restrictions.

I don't think we want to remove *all* restrictions -- and end up with fleshed-out answer buried in comments where most people will never see them -- but I'm sympathetic to allowing code blocks especially on code-based communities.  Does it make sense to limit this beyond the length limit for the comment as a whole?  What would be a reasonable balance?

(I suppose if somebody uses code formatting to make a 200-line comment just to be cute, a mod would delete the comment and perhaps have a discussion with the author.)