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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 ...
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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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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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What to do with answers that should be comments, but get deleted?

As the reputation requirement to comment is pretty high (50), many new users who want to contribute to the site use answers to leave a comment on questions, e.g. to request additional information ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can I Know User Is Logged in or Not?

I want to know if a user is online at a given time or not. So that commenting on a question or answer would be effective. Because the user profile only shows that the user was last seen : (Ex:30 ...
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Is there a way to deal with people who repost other people's comments as answers?

When users see a question, they often write comments like “did you try x?” to clarify if a novice user has already tried some trivial steps before posting the question. Now there's almost always some (...
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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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Why the limits on the number of users that can be notified in one comment?

Sometimes, it becomes necessary to notify more than one user (using the @) in the same comment. However, the current system allows notifying only one user in the same comment. Why this limit? Can we ...
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Show comments before comment form in add/show 3 more comments

In questions with more than five comments, the first five are shown and the rest hidden under a 'add/show x more comments'. When you click that link, you are first shown the comment textarea to add ...
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Can we improve the "better to include the essential parts" pro-forma comment?

I've seen the following problem a few times. Alice posts link-only answer. Bob reviews the answer and posts the following pro-forma comment: While this link may answer the question, it is better to ...
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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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Refer to a comment

I need to refer to a previous comment in a question/answer/comment. How can I link to this comment?
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What should be done to useful posts posted by new users as answer but should be comments?

I am refering to this post, which was posted as an answer, but should have been a comment to the accepted answer. The user did not have enough rep(50) to post a comment, so he posted it as comment, ...
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Enter in context menu posts comment

I tend to use the context menu key to correct typos. Context key, select word, enter. The normally I will press down to get to the end of the row. Enter in the context menu posts (with about a 0.5 ...
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Could comments be allowed from 20+ [duplicate]

My opinion is that comment privileges are allowed until 50 reputation for what purpose" The Askubuntu Help Page says: Privileges control what you can do on Ask Ubuntu. Gain more privileges by ...
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Should I flag items for deletion when this is a method of communicating with the user?

I've recently been given review privileges for new users. Occasionally, some of them make the mistake of posting answers when they shouldn't, such as here, where the user asks for clarification on ...
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Why comment "This is an English only site"? [duplicate]

On occasion people post questions in a language other than English and within 5 minutes there are multiple comments informing them that this is an English only site. Any user on the site is allowed ...
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How to create a comment with a picture?

I would like to be able to add comment with picture, in order to request some information to the person posting the question. So I can not edit the question for that, like proposed in here. It is ...
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How can I add an image to the comment section?

Yesterday, I asked this question on AskUbuntu. Couple of people replied to me. But with the last answer, I need to post an image of terminal screenshot in add comment section to get more information. ...
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Could we add on the 'about' page that questions should be edited to provide more information?

On both the about page it is explained how the site works. To my eyes, this should include that a user asking question should edit his post to improve it if some other users are asking clarification ...
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Are people getting "rep shy"? || About "commentswers"

I keep bumping into questions with perfectly good answers that are not marked as accepted or can't even be marked nor voted because they're in comments. Even if you politely ask the "commentswerer" to ...
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Formatting a comment

Is it possible to format a comment, as in, include blockqoute like properties? I've noticed that the help mentions that 'code' can be used for code, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. Either ...
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How can I find the questions where I posted a comment?

I posted some comments on questions, but I didn't use the star symbol to transfer those questions to my favorites. Is it still possible to rediscover those questions?
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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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When do comments disappear?

I was browsing the main AU site, when I chanced upon the following comment in the question Why can't I turn on recommendations in software center?: Please provide additional information only by ...
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What should I do with shortened links in comments?

I read Shortened Link Cleanup Time! a few days ago, and since then have been on the lookout for shortened links. However, occasionally I find a shortened link in a comment, and comments, unlike ...
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Should I report comments (in any way at all) that aren't spam but aren't constructive?

I'm looking at this question in which someone is giving pretty unhelpful answers in the comments attached to the question. I don't think this person is really trying to be unhelpful, but the comments ...
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Why are my comment flags continually getting rejected?

A little while ago I asked (Should I flag comments such as “I agree”, “+1 for x”, or “I changed x in my post”?) if certain kinds of comments should be flagged as useless, and got told that I should ...
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