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Could a default comment about MWEs be added in reviews?

Context Recently I noticed a very common behavior about new users, they ask questions without providing MWEs. As an example, this question have more than one comment about lack of MWE. While review ...
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Where are green outlined checkmarks in comments to my question? Cannot mark a comment as accepted answer

Stack Exchange directions state: To mark an answer as accepted, click on the check mark beside the answer to toggle it from greyed out to filled in. However, the comments to my question do not have ...
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How to type keyboard keys in comments

In questions/answers we type keyboard keys using <kbd>KEY</kbd> which renders KEY. It does not work in comments. How can one type keyboard keys in comments?
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When is a question upvoted?

It seems like questions are not upvoted sufficiently. In comparison, answers are. Would it not be fair, to upvote questions automatically by counting the answers and comments, just to make clear, that ...
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Can one turn comments into a chat retroactively?

In this question the comments keep piling up. I wish I had started a chat earlier. Now it doesn't seem to be an option.
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Is there a way to give anonymous feedback without flagging?

Probably many of you have seen low-quality answers, for which less versed users may not immediately see that the answer is low-quality. A specific situation could be answers to TikZ questions in which ...
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Is there a fast way for a user to delete all of their content?

Let's assume that a user wishes to move away from TeX.SE and intends to delete all of the content they created up to the legally possible limit. Deleting tons of comments, unaccepted answers and ...
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Answering in comments, why is it a trend? [duplicate]

I see so many people giving perfectly valid answers in comments to the question instead of answers. Why is that so? Comments cannot be marked as accepted answers, and people coming across the same ...
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Edit the comment(s) of an OP

I ask to the more experts of TeX.SE if there is the possibility of editing the comments of users, without having to write or observe some errors of typography or code with another comment that could ...
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Is underlining the reputation of a just-do-it-for-me asker inappropriate?

Recently I commented a just-do-it-for-me question by an old user with something like "More than 7000 (!) reputation points without trying to do something by yourself and adding an MWE?" Now the ...
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Delete others' comments on my own post [closed]

If you use social media, you may know that all comments others posted on your own posts can be deleted by you if you see that it is unnecessary. I know TeX.SE, or SE in general, is not a social media ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

Yesterday I down-voted the answer https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/343572/177954 because the websites where the images are from are not disclosed. I left a comment explaining this. Today I noticed ...
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Reputation on Comment Votes

If our question gets upvotes, we gain our reputation. People think our question is useful or good, so they 'award' us reputations. If our answer gets upvotes, we also gain our reputation. That means ...
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How can one lose reputation by posting a comment?

This is to report a curious effect. I just lost 2 reputation points (not that I care) and my indicator shows The linked post is a deleted question, and all I did was to add a comment there. This is ...
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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 ...