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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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How to back up and restore customized pro-forma userscript comments?

I have extensively customized my pro-forma userscript comments (with new comments and new wordings/linkifications for default ones). I use Chromium as my browser most of the time, and Firefox ...
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Notifying posters of comments restricted?

I've noticed that comments I make are being stripped of the "@name" part. For example, my comment here, "@yossile, the OP has mentioned Google Chrome beta and there is (or was) a problem regarding it ...
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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 can I revive the pro-forma script after a failed loading of "remote"?

Following the question about pro-forma comments I installed them and then tried to enable the remote source, which seemingly failed (at least it took a very long time ™ without any noticeable network ...
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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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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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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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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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Should new users be restricted from using comments within the questions they ask?

The faq for Ask Ubuntu ... as well as, I assume, all of the Stack Exchange sites (?) ... states in the "How Do I Ask Questions Here?" section If other users ask you for more information in the ...
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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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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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@ 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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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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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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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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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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Why can't I comment on other questions/answers? [duplicate]

I looking for a diary program, that I can use for writing things, shopping, doctor apointments, and other things for my wife and I found an answer. But I can't ask the guy a question like other ...
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HTML in questions but not comments?

Why is it that we can use HTML markup and entities in questions but not in comments? Shouldn't they be the same? Testing markdown here, italic, bold... well, that seems to work.
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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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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 I'm getting wrong notification?

Today I got a new notification "Congrats, you've gained the privilege – comment everywhere learn more". I tried to comment on a post, but I was not able to comment on any post. After some ...
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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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Commenting problems when using Opera Mini to browse AU [closed]

Now comment button wont work for my questions and answer to my questions . Is it a bug or am I blocked due to rude behavier? PS:Commenting IN others questions and its answers still works Edit1 I ...
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Can the star be on the browsing level of a question?

When I favor a question sometimes; I would like to be able to favor the question when I am browsing on the questions menu; as supposed to clicking the question and then favoring. I was wondering if I ...
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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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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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About the Comment system in New Review BETA feature

Review system looks good in controlling spam and low quality contents . I am aware it is still in BETA. While reviewing i came across an answer whose author had less Reps to comment originally , ...
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Comments in mobile version of Ask Ubuntu

I am using my mobile to connect to Ask Ubuntu. But the problem is I can't remove/edit comments from mobile version of Ask Ubuntu. Is it problem of my mobile or a known issue in Ask Ubuntu? Browser: ...
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Include number of comments in question preview

I suggest the following change to the way questions are displayed on the homepage: In addition to showing the number of upvotes, number of answers, and number of views, we also include the number of ...
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Why limit the number of times I can edit a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment re-edit time-out is too short.. and Is there a limit on deleting my comments? I was surprised of this feature. What is it useful for?
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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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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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@Tag keeps vanishing

I posted a reply to Russ in this thread: How to recover deleted files? When I did so, I began it with "@Russ, " to tag him. When I posted the comment though, the tag vanished. I tried several ...
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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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Commenting questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep? When I am in 'AskUbuntu' look an Ask I can answer but I can't comment. And I can see other people that can comment it. I have ...
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Should otherwise obsolete comments sometimes be retained for the community opinion their upvotes express?

Sometimes a comment with lots of upvotes is still obsolete and should be removed. This is usually the case, for example, when it requests information that the OP then provides (and provides in such a ...
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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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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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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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Cannot add @name at the beginning of a comment in an answer

I want to comment an answer asking for more help, but cannot add the @name-of-user - the user that my comment is addressed to. Why is that?
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Can comments not part of a discussion still be flagged as "too chatty"?

Is it sometimes appropriate to flag comments as "too chatty" even if they are not actually part of discussion taking place in comments? Here are some made up examples where I would be tempted to flag ...
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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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My comments are being posted when I move to another window...

I start writing a comment... then I might move to another window to do something... time passes... I do many things in many windows... Then I come back to complete my askubuntu comment... and it has ...
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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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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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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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How do you leave a comment on a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep? I only see a box for leaving an answer, but I can't seem to figure out how to leave a comment to a question. I must be blind, ...
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How do I add comments on answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how do I leave a comment to an answer on the Ask Ubuntu site? This may be a stupid question, but I don't get it. I see that all kinds of people leave comments on specific ...
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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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