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Comments are small addendum to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting. Comments are second-class citizens.

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Moving a comment thread to chat

I looked all over SE Meta and couldn't find a definitive answer there or via Google, so hopefully one the more seasoned SE users knows this. Is there a way to move a comment thread to chat once things ...
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Why a user with 1 reputation can post a comment?

I saw in this question: How do I backup a site when it weights is more than 200MB and host can't do it? that the user Nathan Follmer post a comment in the question, but the user have 1 reputation. ...
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how can I find out if an answer worked, even though the OP didn't mark a best answer?

I don't have enough points yet to make a comment, and I don't have the answer to the question I'm viewing. People have answered, but none of the answers were selected as the best answer. I can't tell ...
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Getting this restriction during provide comments?

I am getting the below restriction when i am commenting a question. It show me the message for chat option. But if the user having less reputation he is unable to do the chat.Is there any ...
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what to do with question which are solved in comments only

I came across some questions which are simply answered in comments only and user itself says "thanks it has done what is needed" but the question is still unanswered as no answer is accepted for it. ...
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Is there a way I can read comments to me from deleted posts?

Someone (I can't tell who) left a comment for me on a spam posts about do's/don't's of spam question reporting. Unfortunately I have no idea what it said except for the first few words because the ...
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Why do a lot of people seem to “answer” a question in the comments section?

I'm fairly new to participating here (though I've been referring to Drupal Answers for a while now for Drupal help), so forgive me if the reason is pretty obvious and I just haven't picked up on it ...
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Where can I find AutoReviewComments for Firefox?

I just got this message in reply to my flag: Using AutoReviewComments to add a comment about link-only answers would help out mods. Thanks! Now, on app page https://stackapps.com/questions/2116/...
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How to deal with Users who are misguiding Question Poster with wrong answers using comments?

I have come across some users who are posting comments which will lead to multiple issues. For Example in this Question there is a comment which suggests to delete some modules if site has issue with ...
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commenting vs answering

So I went to comment on an easy question and it said that " I needed a reputation of 50 to comment" but I could still answer the question ?!? Sometimes it's hard as I need to ask the user more ...
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Should I post my answer as answer or comment?

If I have a possible solution for someone's question that worked for me when I had a similar issue, but I am not sure if my solution would work for that person. In that case, should I post it as an ...
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Comments clean-up - when and how to ask for it?

It happens to me once in a while - under my answer appears a comment. Then I reply to it, once in a few comments editing my answer to clear the doubts and cover missed use cases. Great, that's what ...
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Why a novice user need 50 points to comment on a question or a answer?

I think this site will be better if new users are able to comment questions or answers, rather than having to post comments as answers. I found this post, but my question is why does a user need 50 ...
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Should up votes on comments award reputation?

I do see some good comments by users. Should up-votes on comments award some reputation (maybe 1 or 2 points)?
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Boilerplate comments when flagging

I flag answers as 'Not an Answer' all the time and rarely bother to leave a comment. Most of the time when I come across the deleted answer there's a comment from the mod who deleted it to the effect ...
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Overzealous editing of posts

Is there any way to prevent moderators from removing comments on a post until the original poster has accepted an answer? I had a question with a long trail of comments that I was slowly working my ...
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What should I do when an answer has been added as comment?

I have found a question without an answer, but there is a comment that answers it. What should be done in such cases?
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If a moderator comments on a post, does that mean the moderator is going to do anything about the post, and the community doesn't need to do anything?

I have seen a comment left from a moderator about a question being asked; I agree with what the moderator said about the question being off-topic. Do I need to do anything, or will the moderator take ...
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Rendering issues when editing a comment

I was editing a comment I wrote, and when I clicked on the button to save the edit, the page became as in the following screenshot: As you see, the comment is replaced with the content that should be ...
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Problem with UT8 in comments date

In this comment, a username with UTF8 characters has the date split in two parts.
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How do I use the @ sign in comments?

I would like to use @dev @prod in comments sometimes. @dev is not a user, it is a drush server alias. I got the following error message: Only one additional @user can be notified; the post owner ...