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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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Pro-forma comments now support remote sources, should we set this up?

Pro-forma comments (the tool that let's us quickly paste precanned comments for common user questions now supports hosting the comments on a remote server: https://stackapps.com/questions/2116/...
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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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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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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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What is the process to get those pro-forma-comments into the "central script"?

I am referring to the comments suggested in answers to share prewritten pro-forma-userscript comments. Need they upvoting or do they just need someone to do the work? (that someone could be me, of ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Not able to comment on my own answer

I have enough reps but I am unable to comment on my answer to this question. What's the problem?
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How do I add URLs to comments and what are available aliases like [edit]?

I can't quite get how to add inline links to comments. There are some aliases like[edit] but I see that people add other useful links this way. Where can I find list of these aliases, or add inline ...
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Mention multiple users

I know that in comment the number of mentions (@user) is limited to one (in addition to the OP). But in some cases, as in How do I prevent one user in particular from accessing my home directory?, I ...
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Previously (non-)upvoted comment doesn't show the (non-)upvote received anymore

I'm positive that an *apparent* upvote on a comment of mine it's not there anymore: after having left the comment, I was still in the page to read one of the answers a second time when I saw it got ...
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50 Reputation on comments is too much? Add new function to suggest?

I have low reputation as you see. And the problem i see with this is, that when i try to troubleshoot someone's question that requires some active or continuous communication, or a suggestion like "...
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Corrected an answer - what should I do about the comments that prompted the edit?

I posted an answer that unfortunately contained a couple of minor errors. These were pointed out in comments, and I edited the answer to correct it. However, this now means that the comments that ...
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Is it okay to ask a user to accept an answer for his/her question?

Recently I have seen questions where few good answers were given but no answer was accepted and no comment was left on any answer i.e no activity from the user who asked the question. Is it okay to ...
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Moderators should be able to mark questions as answered

I know about similar requests, but after stumbling over this question (just an example; question poster answered himself using edits instead of an answer) I thought you should at least add an option ...
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Why are kbd tags disabled in comments?

I just realized that <kbd></kbd> tags don't work in comments (KeyName). Is there a specific reason for that?
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Does anyone have the privileges to delete someone else's comments?

Is there anyone who has the privilege to delete someone else's comments ? I think someone has deleted my comments on one of my questions...
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Add launchpad quick link

For the comments we have lots of links, such as [se] and [ubuntu.se]. Here is a list of requested redirects, from me and the comments: [launchpad] goes to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu and shows as ...
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Have I got this right -- no explicit 'thank you' wanted?

Asking my first question just a few hours ago, and almost immediately receiving excellent answers, I did my best to show my gratitude, which included voting up the answer as well as green-checking it. ...
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What is the appropriate tone/voice for a non-mod giving suggestions?

I recently tried to give some advice on improving and eventually closing this RabbitVCS question: https://askubuntu.com/questions/516486 This included: suspecting the question was a duplicate, and ...
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A new user is missing their edit, comment, etc. links on their question

I encountered yet another question where the poster had submitted their response to my comment as an answer. As usual, I directed them to add the answer as a comment on their question instead. However,...
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Is it is possible to search my comment activity history?

I was messing around with the settings of the GIMP earlier, and I found a potential answer to a question I remember commenting on a while ago - I have tried searching through the search box from my ...
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Comment on others' questions [duplicate]

How can one comment on others' questions on AskUbuntu, is there a rep limit to it? The reason why I'm asking this (and there might be a similar question already, but I couldn't find it), is that at ...
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Code tag/code highlight problem in sub-comment on askUbuntu mainpage

I am wondering, why code tag and bold text option which both work perfectly fine in full comments doesn't work in sub-comments, like shown in the screenshot below, using the same syntax?! Sometimes, ...
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Always Allow Voting and Commenting Privleges For Users With More than 200 on other Stack Exchange Sites

As the question Am I allowed to ask for a rep boost indicates, offering a bounty without realizing that you will no longer be able to comment or vote seems to not be atypical. This is exactly what ...
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What to do with answers posted as comments?

With questions like this (or this), the OP or someone else gives an answer but it's in the form of a comment, so the question is still marked "unanswered" even though it has been answered. ...
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@ replies do not auto-complete (or even show up) on comments

I cannot seem to get the "auto-complete" pop-up to appear. If I manually write out the entire name when replying, the @Pedro bit simply disappears once the comment is posted. Tested on several ...
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What should I do for comment answer

I asked a question: Error libx264 not found. And I got a comment which is good answer. After I got the correct answer, I want to see what community thinks I should do: Vote up the comment only. ...
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How to find comments

On main profile there answers and questions . How to find our comments? Is there any way find out which question we commented on them?
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Would it be helpful to see question comments on the question edit page?

Would it be helpful for those occasions when someone is trying to edit a question to incorporate extra information provided in comments? Would this have more negative effects than positive? I know ...
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No cancel button for commenting

If you start writing a comment, and then decide not to, there is no cancel button. To get rid of the box to write the comment in, you have to reload the page. It would be better in my opinion if ...
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How to insert hyperlinks in comments?

Maybe I'm just making some silly mistake, but how do you create a hyperlink within a comment? I have tried the regular html syntax, but that doesn't seem to work in comments, but it does work in ...
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How can I reply an answer if I don't have enough reputation to comment

I asked a question and someone answered, but I want more information. I don't have enough reputation to comment and say I want more info. The only thing I see I could do is edit my post and add my ...
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When is a possible answer a comment?

Most probably this is a duplicate but I looked for some guidance on this in both help and meta and I was not able to find. When someone is asking a question on which the answer is not directly clear, ...
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How to deal with nonconstructive comments?

I read some kind of rule on SO or some sub site that were like this (very vague) You should not question the purposes, the if's and how's of why a particular person wan't to do a particular ...
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Why can't we re-upvote comments?

Out of curiosity, why can't we re-upvote comments after upvoting and removing the upvote? As there aren't any penalties or rewards, I was just wondering, why the seemingly arbitrary limitation?
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Linking Encouragement

This isn't really a question, but I'm not exactly sure where to put it. I would like to request stack exchange linking rewards. Everyday many of the same questions are asked. Users that are ...
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unsaved comment edits are lost when showing new comments

When I do the following... post a comment start editing the comment I recently posted see that newer comments have been posted click the link to show the newer comments ...my editing of my [less ...
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How does @username commenting work?

I read in a comment that users can notify each other by starting the comment with @username. Assume I want to notify Marco Ceppi. Do I write @Marco Ceppi or @marco-ceppi? What does that user see? ...
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Can I cancel a vote for a comment?

I voted up for a comment and realized that it wasn't in fact such a great comment. I am not able to cancel my vote as I can do for questions or answers : "click again to undo" don't work. Is it just ...