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Comments are small addendums to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting.

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Linefeed in comments

In some cases I would like to have the possibility to use a linefeed in a comment, is there any way to do so? If i press enter the comment is posted immediatly.
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Why can't I edit my own comments after some time has passed?

If I add a new comment and I want to change something i can edit it, when i come back 1 hour later I only have the possibility to delete my comment, but I can't edit my own comment, the symbol is ...
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What is the highest voted comment on TeX.SE?

I just came across this In an ideal world the workflow would be "1) tell your collaborators to use LaTeX 2) live happily ever after" comment by Seamus and thought "wow, I haven't seen a comment ...
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Commenting on the use of online editors

Many questions state that ShareLaTeX or Overleaf is used. This often causes or complicates the problem or invalidates/complicates answers, e.g., with installing packages, version problems, using ...
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Is there any shortkey to insert the commenter name in a new comment?

When I comment is some question or answer in this including all SE sites I noticed that it shows suggestion if I start with @. But, it is boring to me to use mouse to select the commenter's name. ...
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How do I respond to a response?

When I ask a question, then obtain a question in response, how do I enter and respond to the question?
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Are thanks-only comments appropriate at this SE site?

When reading the tour, I saw (in the section titled Improve posts by editing or commenting) a sample comment that only provided a thanks, nothing else. On StackOverflow I learned to avoid this. Are ...
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Comment on deleting/deleted answers

Just a little technical matter, if I: add to an answer of mine a comment sent to another user and then I delete my answer or put the same kind of comment on a deleted answer of mine do the other ...
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Search questions without comments

I was wondering if it is also possible to search for questions which are unanswered AND also lack any comments? I could not find it here or using Google.
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Improve experience for new users with helpful comments

Can we somehow improve the experience for users, who have useful comments but can only post (non-)answers? We regularly recommend deletion of (or delete for the top users) "answers" from new users. ...
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Is it possible for moderators to edit my comments?

According to 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest, the answer is yes. And here I thought my memory was going! But still, making gratuitous changes is rather childish, and forces me to ...
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Can't comment my own question

I learned a lot while reading Stack Exchange. Two days ago, I asked my first question and I received an excellent answer from the user Alenanno. Unfortunately, I'm not able to comment my OWN question. ...
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What if a comment answers a question by a keyword/hint?

I have read "What if a comment answers a question?" and in most cases I am supposed to ask the user who commented to give an answer. And here is the instance "Timeline for overlapping (multi-year) ...
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How do I answer someone? [duplicate]

Lets say I want to answer someone and get that person "That Guy" notified. How do I do that? Which of the following options are valid? @That Guy: That was a great post, thanks! (1) @ThatGuy: ...
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Edit to comment template?

This answer was posted recently. Werner commented. I saw this through the LQ queue, and I commented. This motivated me for this question. That comment template: This does not provide an answer to ...
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What if an answer is good but not completely usable?

I asked a question that got a pretty good answer. But the answer requires me to change something in my preamble where I only want to make a one-time change within a single list. (This involves the ...
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Why topics and comments disappear from a post?

I do not see some of my comments. Specifically I can name at least one which I remember very well, and which is not there anymore - in comments on the answer in this topic How to compile LM-fonts from ...
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putting answers in comments [duplicate]

When someone puts their answer to a question as a comment on the question, does that mean that the question was a bad question? Does it have any particular meaning? I don't see how I could mark that ...
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“Welcome to TeX.SX!” might be misleading as such a website doesn't exist

The often seen "Welcome to TeX.SX!" message for new users may look like a URL to someone and therefore get used in such a manner ("hey checkout TeX.SX, it's cool"), but the website called tex.sx is ...
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Hard to use interface [duplicate]

I am relatively new to the list, but I see that whenever I comment on a post to my question, I cannot use the return key to enter a new line. The moment I press the return key, the system assumes that ...
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Recommending deletion

It happens fairly frequently that some one with very few reputation points posts an "answer" to a question that the community feels was more suited to being a "comment". Some one then starts an action ...
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What limits are there on voting on comments and how do I tell how many votes I have used?

I'm not certain whether something has changed but I don't remember running out of votes for comments in the past. At least, I certainly don't remember running out of them at all often. Then yesterday, ...
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A comment sort of answered my question, how do I marked it answered

So I made this question earlier pdflatex stuck compiling, gives no error and a commenter pointed me towards what could be wrong, I changed my document accordingly and now everything works. I want to ...
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Different code “convention” in questions than in comments

My first question here. Displaying backticks is apparently difficult. But it's not, just surround the inline code by more backticks than those that appear (concatenated) in the code. E.g., If you ...
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Answers that solve the problem without answering the question

I recently posed this question Installing EB Garamond (miktex lua) encore encore The comment thread shows the work @UlrikeFischer, @Herbert, @cfr (combined reputation 235K) did trying to help. What ...
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Suggested edits: Giving feedback to editor

Reviewing suggested edits, I sometimes come across 'weird' edits, minor changes or real bad editings which change answers (regardless whether they are useful or not). Apart from Approving Editing ...
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How to produce a new line in the comment box?

A simple question: How to produce a new line in the comment box?
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How to add my final solution to a question that I have asked myself?

I have asked quite a few questions now on TeX.SX and got good answers for most of them. Which I would like to thank everyone how contributed to this. However often I do adjust the answer (that I ...
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Allegedly unanswered questions

There are currently more than 3200 questions on tex.sx that have no upvoted answers. Many of these have been answered, though, often in the comments. Is it somehow possible to mark a question as ...
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Enable Ctrl+K shortcut in comments for inline code

It is frequent to have to write macros or packages names in comments of questions or answers. Because the Ctrl+K shortcut is disabled in such comments, it is necessary to manually surround with the ...
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How can I upload an image to be included in a comment?

This is a follow-up question to how can i upload an image to be included in a question or answer?, this time with regards to comments. The comment-interface seems limited and doesn't support embedding ...
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Our Do-it-for-me and Draw-it-for-me comments don't reflect our hypocrisy. Can they be improved?

Yes, we don't like people pasting something and asking how can I do this? or if it is TikZ, PSTricks, Asymptote case how can I-draw this? without even making a template of a TeX document, let alone ...
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How to answer a comment requesting unknown further information

What should I do when, after posting an answer, I'm asked in a comment for further clarifications and/or a different solution (but still in-topic) and I don't know anything more? Should I answer that ...
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Changing stock comment for “'just do it for me' graphics questions” [duplicate]

Edit: @percusse asked a similar/the same question here, and there seems to be a bit more uptake on that version of the question, so perhaps this question should be closed as a duplciate of that one. ...
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It is not easy to see your previous comments

It is easy to see your answers and questions from the user interface. It is not easy to see your old comments. Is it a way to do so? if no, shouldn't it?
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Is asking for comments on a finished piece of code a permissible question?

I want to learn to use Tikz properly. I've already created a number of pictures with it, thanks in large part to the help I received from fellow tex.stackexchange users. Thus I'm able to use some of ...
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Can moderators see deleted comments?

A comment can be made obsolete, for instance, by the deletion of an earlier comment on the same post. Under the assumption that a comment on a given post (question or answer) gets flagged as obsolete ...
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Why we should not use “Thanks” and why should we use it?

I am a new user and find hard when I get the answer to my question and I have this restriction "do not say "Thanks"". I want to say, but I shouldn't, so I give an upvote (now I can). I want to know ...
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why was “possible duplicate” comment with additional information deleted?

I came across “Tikz: Arrow description closer to arrow” earlier and flagged it as a duplicate, as I don't have enough reputation on tex.se to cast a close vote. I edited the “possible duplicate” ...
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Why are so many answers posted as comments? [duplicate]

In tex.stackexchange, it's pretty common for users to post comments that answer the question. Sometimes there are several good answers posted as comments, but nothing posted as an answer. This doesn'...
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Why can a new user post an answer but not a comment?

We can read here that there is a minimal reputation to comment a post. But there is no minimal to post an answer! I believe that an answer is more important than a comment.
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Show hidden comments by default

Apologies if this is in the wrong place. By default SE hides some comments on questions or answers when there are several; it seems to hide those with fewest upvotes. But this often leaves dialogue ...
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Follow up questions to answered thread

I have marked a thread as answered many times, but on a few of them, I later asked a follow up comment. Do the answers not get notified when the thread is marked answered? Or is common just to ...
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Tracking my old comments

Not that I have a driving need for it, but I recently tried to track down an old comment (my own), and found no mechanism for it. Am I missing something?
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MathJax boilerplate

We had a MathJax question just now that was unceremoniously closed as off topic. As it probably should be. But I feel like we should, if we can, direct the questioner some place elsewhere there ...
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Comments with link (Policy or Feature Request): Automatically rendered as question's title or answerer username

As discussed at Question: Automatic question's title insertion with link, question/answer url links in comments does not automatically render as titles or answer usernames. A Workaround pointed ...
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Undo upvote on a comment in first 60 seconds

Why is it only in the first 60 seconds possible to undo an upvote on a comment? My arguments against it: It takes me even more than 60 seconds to compile tex-code on my old machine. If the ...
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Comment addressed to multiple users with @?

Can a comment be addressed to multiple users with the "at" sign (@)?
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Why do people answer in comments?

Browsing TeX.SE, I have noticed that very frequently people provide answers to a question in the question's comments. See for example BibTeX error "inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8: not set up ...
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Why can't I delete more than five of my own comments?

From time to time I check my comments on TeX.SE and delete obsolete one like "Welcome to TeX.SE" or if the content of my comment has been added to an answer or ... Today I got the message that I'm ...