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Can I unsubscribe from comments to my answers?

Is there a mechanism that allows me to “unsubscribe” from comment notifications on my answers? Ideally something that operates on a per-answer basis. Alternatively, can I mute certain people so their ...
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What should we do to code that is posted in comments of post?

New users of Ask Ubuntu often post outputs of commands in comments (mostly without formatting it as code) when other users ask them for the output of commands. The code needs to be in the question and ...
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Can I tag people in the comments of an unanswered question?

I have noticed that some users have a lot of expertise in certain fields. For example, C.S.Cameron has answered a lot of questions on interesting unconventional installation methods, N0rbert has ...
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Can a new-user comment and answer? Is a feedback to an answer allowed to be posted as an answer?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: How do I get the grub menu to show on a MacBook? My post was not an answer but a comment, not sure if that's the reason because has been deleted. I can't ...
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Can we do away with, "We don't support EOL distributions" when it is tangential and completely and utterly unrelated to the question?

How can I push to Launchpad if port 22 is blocked?? Asked a question about using git, and pushing to Launchpad. I was asked my distribution, I responded "19.10", and asked why that mattered. ...
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Link to Comments and Review Queue

How to get links to comments and to the review of a post to be added as "By Review"?
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Post Reviewing Useful Comments [duplicate]

I have seen the same set of comments being used by many reviewers. Can an experienced reviewer please provide a list of those comments? Here's one: While this link may answer the question, it is ...
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What kind of text formatting is possible in reply of the question in Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie on Ask Ubuntu. I can use the text formatting in the body of question in Ask Ubuntu. Then, what kind of text formatting is possible in reply of the question? I did not find such ...
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When should I answer and when should I comment?

I enjoy helping out on this forum. Recently I have become more active in that. Can someone tell me when I should comment and when I should answer? How do you know which one to use? In the answer ...
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Add a reply option for comments

Don't you think that it is a good idea to add a reply button to comments to questions and answers? Most people forget to type @username when replying which makes the person who made the previous ...
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What is the best way to write a reply to a comment?

I see at least 3 ways to reply to a comment while mentioning the user: @user: Bla-bla-bla @user, Bla-bla-bla @user - Bla-bla-bla Which one is the proper or the best way to do it?
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How to give credit to someone else when writing an answer based on a comment?

Let's say I posted a question. I did or didn't get some answers. But I also received some comments. Among them, one comment either answered my question or gave me hint to answer my own question. What'...
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Where can I see a summary of the comments I have made, like the question and answer summaries on my profile?

I tried searching many times in my profile, help center, here and Google, but I seem to be missing something. Is there a way to see a Comments summary of my comments just like 'Answers' and '...
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Should I notify about edits in the question comments?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Using chown successfully but not actually changing user ownership in Ubuntu bash on Windows 10? A user in the comments gave me some input on how to edit my ...
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My comment got removed less than one day after I wrote it and the question. Who might have done it? [duplicate]

Do moderators do this once in a while when they are in the mood or are some comments removed automatically? The comment was not vital. I just need to know what to expect.
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Why are so many answers posted as comments? [duplicate]

Every morning I click on the unanswered link and every morning I see many of questions answered in the comments section. When this happens, person who asked the question cannot mark it as answered, it ...
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User with 1 Reputation is able to comment

I stumbled about this question when it was eight hours old. A new user (not the question author) commented under the question. The reputation score of the new user is "one". Looking immediately at ...
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5 seconds between comment edit is broken

4 minutes after posting a comment I quickly fixed a sentence. Too quickly, as I made a typo. Trying to fix the typo as fast as possible, I got "You may only edit a comment every 5 seconds". So I ...
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Is it OK if I call on a high reputation user on part of my answer if it seems difficult from that point?

I have an answer on which the new user who posted the question requires further help though they have accepted the answer... But it turns out I am short of some knowledge in the case. Can I, for ...
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There is something wrong with backslash ("\") behaviour in comments

I was writing comment to the question(about Samba, so it uses UNC with backslashes). The source code of my comment: On Linux you should use `//` instead of `\\`. On Windows you should use only `\\`. ...
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Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: Backup for Cloud Email Is there any mechanism to block trolls from harassing you? I asked my first question (linked above) and it's infested by someone ...
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Why user is able to edit comments in multiple textareas in the same time?

By accident I have clicked edit link on comment twice. After first click I have textarea for editing it (it is normal and expected behavior). But on second and third click on edit I get garbage: ...
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I'm probably going to get skewered for this -- You can be rude and still provide a perfectly suitable answer to a question

As the thread title suggests, I think we need to stop considering people's attitude when answering questions and helping people. If the intent is good at the end of the day, it honestly does not ...
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Cannot properly see a comment I'm adding with Firefox for Android

On Firefox for Android, when I try to add a comment, the bottom half of the text is hidden. And stuff like punctuations cannot be seen at all. It works better in Google Chrome, however, so the issue ...
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How do I use the grey formatting in a comment? [duplicate]

Someone showed me (by editing my question for me) how to make some of your text show up grey to show it is code. Now I need to know how to do it in a comment.
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How to properly add code in comment

How can I properly add a line of code in a comment like this test test I like it more grey than test test if that is possible. Or if there is another way to define code in a comment to make it ...
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Commenting on a test review question automatically scolds you with "STOP! Look and listen" - Why? [duplicate]

I stumbled over a review question, which turned out to be a Test question. I tried to write a comment that OP might consider using the older, 4.10 kernel, since there seem to be a lot of issues with ...
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If people have put answers as comments, is it OK for me to copy their comment to an answer myself? [duplicate]

I encountered a question where a person had put an answer in the comments, then the OP had commented again saying that answer worked, and thanks. Here was the specific question, but I am asking in a ...
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Why does the site tease me about a comment I can't view?

A deleted answer marked as spam shows a "show 1 more comment" link, but clicking the link does not show the comment. Reloading the page does not make the problem go away. The deletion itself is ...
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In comments, how to write blocs of commands? [duplicate]

In questions, I was used to write the < pre > without spaces before a bloc and < /pre > without spaces after it. Maybe it is the old way. Now, I have tried it in a comment and it does not work. ...
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About retracted flags and the comment persisting

Case in point: How do I convert my usb installation from legacy boot to uefi? By mistake I flagged as duplicate but later on noticed it was about Elementary OS. Retracted but the comment persists?
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Does "convert to edit" let moderators move comments?

When moderators convert an answer to and edit--which deletes the answer and places its content at the end of the question--do they have the ability to move the comments from that answer to the ...
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Change in domain name

My domain name changed from bodhizazen.net to bodhizazen.com All the .net links now apparently point to spam. I got a message about this in the comments from your staff here /usr/sbin/update-info-...
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Can I opt-out from receiving notifications from a particular post?

What are the default text editors in different flavours of Ubuntu? I asked the above question today, received some great answers, accepted an answer. And it solved the initial problem that I had plus ...
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Off Topic Questions: Comment Etiquette

Lately I see a lot of comments from less experienced users (and some more experienced ones too) pointing out that questions about other OS etc are off topic and rightly so, they are. However, we ...
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Is it ok to announce downvoting in a comment which requests clarification if the user comments instead of editing?

Assume I request clarification in a comment on a question in the form of I see contradiction in the question in argument 1 and 2. Please edit!. Then, most users write a comment in reply without ...
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Can't tag user using @ syntax

I was trying to comment on this answer Is this how I tell whether or not I have "third party drivers"? and when I try to tag the user with "@" followed by their username, the rest of my ...
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Is it ok to comment and see if it works before answer?

Is it ok to comment an answer to the OP because you can't test it, and then you answer if it works? Or should you just answer?
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Why can't we upvote comments on this years mod elections?

I was reading a post from the 2014 elections and it has many upvoted comments. Why can't we do it this year? it would save a lot of "me too" comments. I wonder if this is a bug, as you can highlight ...
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When do comments become answers?

I find myself solving someone's problem step by step through the comments. When I finally find the solution, should I move the final solution to an answer and delete the comment or leave the comment ...
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LQ Review: Add canned delete comment for link-only within askubuntu.com (should have been flagged as duplicate)

Within the last weeks, I reviewed a growing number of answers from the Low Quality queue (or spotted them directly on the main site) that basically looked like this: Follow the answers at askubuntu....
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Whats the right way to request details for helping to solve a problem

Because some of you have such detailed ideas how to help OPs (and especially how not) and some of you like to express this by waves of downvotes (even if th OP accepted the answer) I want to ask you ...
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If you're having a repeat problem with a user…

... Bring it to the mods' attention. Don't take on the user multiple times. We've had a few separate instances over the last couple of months where higher-reputation users have actively (or passively) ...
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Comments in the answer section from new users

This addresses all the new users out there: Every day here I see new users commenting in the answer section and saying things like I don't have the rep to comment but.... It seems redundant that ...
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Can I get links to Comments?

At present, I can get specific links to Questions and Answers by share Option. But for Comments only ^ and ⚑ are available Sometimes comments contain Great Information and is very much help full. ...
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How many comment votes do we each get in a day?

Today I ran out of comment votes, I did not even know this could happen. This is not attached to my Q&A votes, I still have 10 of them left. So I can make sure I don't waste my votes, it was ...
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Confused about flagging comments and removal

I flagged two comments earlier as rude or offensive - they were, no doubt, they were insults. The strange thing was these comments were instantly removed and my flags are listed as helpful in my ...
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Why is this comment not obsolete?

Link to the comment Deleted, see accepted answer A user made a guess (a correct one), requested some additional information, then the same user wrote a full reponse containing the comment, albeit not ...
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Why can you not downvote comments?

You can up and downvote posts, but why can you only upvote comments? What is the thinking for not allow any sort of downvote on comments (not that I am saying that you should lose or gain rep from ...
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AskUbuntu permissions [duplicate]

I was looking at the permissions available to me, and was wondering why upvoting an answer is unlocked before commenting on any thread. I understand that it's, in part, to reduce commenters who spam ...