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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 ...
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Multiline code block in comment

I believe there are reasons like easier readability and preserving the original formatting that would make enabling some way of creating multiline code blocks in comments preferable. Searching ...
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How to trigger the auto-completion in a comment when referring to a non-latin user name?

I want to make a comment for this answer but because one user has a Chinese character as its user name, I failed to refer it in the comment. Shortly speaking, how to trigger the auto-completion (aka ...
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“Just do it for me” text building block

We get a few questions that boil down to "just do it for me" (often, but not confined to, drawing questions). These can be highly irritating - especially if you've seen a few go by in a short space ...
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Add “Change (answer) to comment” in review page

Some of the answers I reviewed are no answers, they are comments, but normally the user has not the reputation to comment. To make things easier for the moderators isn't it possible to add a button ...
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Should it be possible to address question closure votees

In this question, barbara said the following thing in her comment: (i addressed you with the comment since yours was the only one present, and only one "target" is recognized.) As far as I ...
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Why can't I comment?

I'm pretty new to the SX world and slightly confused. I can comment on my own question and everything in that page, but the "add comment" button and textboxes just don't appear in any other page. It ...
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Why is upvoting comments possible when I ran out of upvotes for questions and answers?

Yesterday it happened that I ran out of upvotes (for questions and answers). But I was able to upvote two (or more) interesting comments. I thought upvoting a comment reduce the number of free ...
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Link targets should not count into the comment length

When posting a comment, one is limited to 500 characters. These include the link target addresses, which can be pretty long. I believe that the intention of the restriction is to make the comment at ...
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How to list questions for which I have left a comment

There is a notification area (small red dot) that lists questions on which a user has made a recent remark. Once you click outside of it, it disappears. Is it possible to get a full list (in last ...
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An awkard alignment in the comments

I am attaching below a picture to indicate how the arrows intended to indicate you have upvoted some commment is aligned awkardly. Is that by-design or something that should go unnoticed? Anyway, it ...
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Missing Inbox Notification

I did not receive an inbox notification for Martin Schroder's comment in Greek Letters in Latex Table made 16 hours ago: When I check my history I have: Clicking on the last one showing in the ...
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Deleting comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we clean up obsolete comments? Sometimes a comment discussion appears under a question or answer. This quite often ends in some edit that covers the comments. Is it ...
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Writing a list of issues to a given answer (with lists and embedded pictures)

I wanted to write some hints and issues regarding Altermundus' answer in this answer. It would be quite longish and I'd like to include pictures and a list, so I have no idea what to do aboout it: It'...
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What is the simplest way to copy the url of a comment?

Visiting a user activity page and right-clicking the corresponding comment hyperlink to copy the url seem to be cumbersome. Is there the simplest way to do it? Of course, there will not be a ...
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Which comments got me the Pundit badge?

I just got a Pundit badge, so I must have 10 comments — somewhere — with 5 votes each. I'm curious what they are, since I have been leaving more comments lately, except that none of my ...
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On “comment”, @name sometimes does not work

Sometimes when I try to leave a comment the @name syntax does not work. For example I tried to leave a comment for Ulrike Fischer and I could not find a combination of characters that would work. I ...
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Often referenced questions

Quick links (alphabetically) Additional (math) operators, relations and so on ❧ Beamer ❧ Bibliographies and citations ❧ Classes and class options ❧ Correct centering ❧ Cross-referencing, including ...
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Why does commenting require more reputation than answering?

I think that newbies are more inclined to make small remarks than full answers. The actual privilege mechanism forces them to put as an answer what should be a comment, and then require a moderator to ...
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Layout problem in comments

There is a problem when showing text of an answer comment. If you look at my comment here, the text should read: ... right, this is because of the _. For some reason .. But the underscore is ...
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Standard comment for packages in preamble

I think that most people have a preamble that includes packages, and comments that make sense for the person who is writing the document. \usepackage{⟨package⟩} %⟨comment⟩ but maybe the comment is ...
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Getting notified about a comment that doesn't exist

When I receive a new comment, I get the usual Stack Exchange notification in the corner of my screen. However, recently it's been erroneously telling me I have a comment on this answer beginning "...
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More comments takes focus to the comment field

When I click on "more comments" in a question (for example at this question), the comment field gets the focus. Which is annoying on the iPad because the keyboard gets visible and takes up half the ...
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Downvote comment

I'm aware it is not possible to downvote comments at the time, but I guess this would be a useful feature. Just like questions/answers, comments can be constructive, helpful or on the contrary, ...
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Is there a time-zone issue?

In the post "How do I pass an expanded optional argument using expl3/xparse?" there are two comments at the bottom by Bruno and Joseph. surprisingly (to me at least) Joseph's answer is logged one hour ...
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Mobile site functionality

On the main site, comment deletion is achieved by hovering over the comment, thereby displaying a "delete cross", and clicking it: But, of course, no hovering is possible on a handheld device. My ...
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How to edit your own answers

Sometimes I get some very useful comments on my own answers and feel the urge to correct them accordingly. However, I see the problem, that if I just correct my answer straight, this would leave the ...
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What if a comment answers a question?

In „Why does the use of microtype and xfrac lead to a high compile time?“ the comment seems to provide the best answer. If seen this also in other questions. What is the best way to accept it as ...
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Are “Thanks, that solved my problem” comments from the OP constructive?

The original poster of the question sometimes adds a comment to the (to-be-)accepted answer to state that it solved his/her problem. Something in the form of "Thanks, that solved my problem" or "Yes, ...
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Comment appears in the inbox, but not in the post

I see a comment appear in my inbox, as: But I don't see it in the concerned post. What happened to it?
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Wrong tooltip for tex.sx links within comments

When I read Andrey Vihrov's comment on the question XeLaTeX and Microtype, I noticed that the tooltips of the links to other questions produced by the title HTML attribute are all the same, even ...
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Should we clean up obsolete comments?

Comments are usually very helpful and valuable. However, sometimes it happens that comments to answers or questions become obsolete, and can distract from valid comments. For example: Comments ...
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Policy on +1 comments

What is the policy on "+1" in comments? Should they be flagged? I think that "+1" should not be included in any comment because +1 is what you do with an upvote. It is meaningful to state what you ...
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Is it worth allowing us to upload images to the comments?

If we need to show a screenshot (pertaining to error messages for example) in comments, what should we do? Is it worth allowing us to upload images to the comments?
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Can I undo marking a comment as a “great comment”?

Just fully trusting what was written there, I marked Joseph's first comment on this answer as a "great comment". Now Ulrike's comment told me that the first comment wasn't that great after all (no ...
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When writing a comment, how do I ensure that the person it is addressed to gets notified?

Often I want to address a comment to a specific user. How can I do that? I've seen that I've got to use the @ symbol for this, but I didn't find the exact rules in the faq. Can I notify any user? Do I ...
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Text building blocks

There are some replies that are used quite often. For example, the first reply to many questions is a demand for a minimal example. These replies should typically include a link with additional ...