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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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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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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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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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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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Comment addressed to multiple users with @?

Can a comment be addressed to multiple users with the "at" sign (@)?
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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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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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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 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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...