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What should I do when an answer-in-a-comment is redundant with an actual answer?

The question "Mathematic notation: What does "$a|p$" or "$b|c$" mean?" received an answer-in-a-comment: Assuming you are referring to a and b as (say) integers, then a∣b means a ...
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Is there any way to have comment templates whenever we are typing comments?

We already have a comment template thread but oftentimes it takes a long time to open meta, go to the question, wait for the page to load, scroll down to the correct comment and copy it, especially if ...
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I flagged a comment- it was removed yet my flag appears to be declined

I flagged a comment an hour ago as it was rude. I just checked it now and my flag appears to be removed, yet the comment deleted. Is there any reason why this happened? Is this due to a bug?
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Comment disappeared

In the following question: Are there any irrational/transcendental numbers for which the distribution of decimal digits is not uniform?, I distinctly remember adding a comment about "God being lazy ...
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showing gratitude for a very helpful / detailed answer?

I know that this is a Q&A forum, but sometimes there are answers, where I feel like it takes a lot of effort and work(?) to write a detailed answer, especially if there is confusion which needs ...
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What to do about comments with broken MathJax?

Sometimes one comes across content that has MathJax that does not render correctly. When it is a post one can edit it. But what to do about comments that have MathJax that does not render correctly ...
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Having a check sign for questions addressed but not answered?

Recently I've been seeing some questions where the user wants people to check their solution or proof, and there's usually one comment that says "that's correct" and nothing else (no answers, etc). ...
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Why can’t I participate in the discussion or contact the participants?

I found the following question and associated thread interesting, and I’d like to contribute: Product rule for matrix-valued functions and Differentiability of matrix multiplication. However, I have ...
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Comment or Answer?

What to do when someone ask for a mistake, comment indicating where he made the mistake or answer indicating where he made the mistake? For example, someone ask about a limit that he knows the ...
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How to deal with question answered only in comments, when wanting to help clean up “unanswered questions”? [duplicate]

This is a common trend that I saw while trying to find questions suitable for me to answer. The filter and sorting problem of the questions was more or less solved for me by my previous question. But ...
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Anyone else having a problem deleting comments?

I am running Safari on a Mac. The last few days I have made some comments on questions or answers which I would normally simply have deleted, because they were dealt with. But every time I now go to ...
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What to do about long discussions in comments? And how to avoid?

For the question Example of non-locally integrable $f$ that $\int_\Omega f\varphi=0$. I had quite a long, but also quite a useful and insightful, conversation with someone in the comments of the OP ...
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Answering a question via comments: good or bad practice? [duplicate]

Quite often, a number of the answers to a question will be in the comments rather than an official Answer. For some questions, all the answers are there, including one that fully answers the question. ...
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Can closed and on-hold questions still be commented on after being put on hold?

If a question is on hold, can comments (not answers) still be posted? For example to help the questioner know what changes their question needs? I'm a bit hazy about this and it's not answered in the ...
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Copy my original MathJax from my comment into paste buffer? [duplicate]

How can I copy one of my comments which is MathJax format and paste it in the solution since nobody answered my question? I have developed the answer in a comment.
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Feature request: LaTeX preview in *comments*

I would like to request that a preview be generated when writing comments, the same way that one is generated when writing a question. This is particularly relevant in math forums where LaTeX ...
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I voted mistakenly to close as duplicate. When I realised my mistake, my comment explaining why was deleted.

I refer to this question: Comparing logarithms with different bases. Over-hastily, I flagged it as a possible duplicate of How to compare logarithms $\log_4 5$ and $\log_5 6$?. I also thought it was ...
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Can one no longer quote comment with the new design?

I've read a lot of negative reactions to the now all-out so-called responsive design. This question of mine I'm not sure if it belongs to that thread or not as a feature request or bug report, since ...
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Should a diamond moderator having voted to close a question, delete counterarguments from that question's comments?

Like many people with an interest in mathematics right now, I want to get a deeper understanding where Atiyah's proof of Riemann Hypothesis might fall down. I searched and found no such question here ...
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How to add comment to protected question

I have some answer to this question but it is protected. Can you add a comment there (I hope this answer can help someone) before downvoting or deleting it - thanks: Example is blackbox password ...
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Strange comments in review audit

I recently encountered a review audit in the "Suggested Edits" queue, with the following comment, presumably fake, from the purported editor of this question: This is a homework question from a ...
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(Major) editing bug

This happened a few minutes ago. When I was editing a comment, the phrase [object Object] came up, and after I write something next to it, say ...
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Should I close my question if I found an answer? [duplicate]

I've asked a question and then with the help of commenters I've found the answer. Should I close it/post the answer by myself or wait for other to post an answer?
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Unable to flag comments anymore: the pop-up windows does not display correctly

It seems that the recent redesign of the window that pops up when attempting to flag comments has some subtle bug: when it pops up, it does so in the upper left corner of the browser window in such a ...
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Editing comments bug

Edit: I have now also posted this bug on meta.SE. I don't know whether this question ought to be deleted. Edit again: Apparently it has already been posted, both on main meta and on stackoverflow ...
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Possibility to access the code of people's comments

Very often I enter the edit mode of a post just to copy-paste some parts of it, often to get a sample of some MathJax complex syntax. It may happen every once in a while that you want to do that with ...
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A comment provides an answer and later answer is provided

I have got a short answer to my question in a comment, which was correct as here. Later, another user provided an answer, which was the same as the comment but with some additional details which were ...
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Answering questions in comments should be outright banned and those comments should be deleted.

According to the help center, comments should NOT be used to answer questions. However I see many answers in comments. Other stackexchanges have a policy of deleting answers written in comments. We ...
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Etiquette for flagging a comment that points out a (corrected) typo?

Typos happen often. On old posts there's a lot of clutter in the first comments that simply point out typos in the question or answer. I assume it's fine to flag these for deletion? This seems fine ...
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Why do links in question and answer work differently then links in comments?

Currently when linking to other question, one might use just the [link](http://example.com). This works great in questions, answers and comments. So far so good. ...
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Posting a graphic in comments.

This post is in reference to this comment . The sentiment which both I and the user who commented (and a few others in the MSE community perhaps) share is the possibility of being able to post ...
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What does “Comments may only be edited for 5 minutes” mean?

I wrote a comment following an answer. A few minutes later, I see a horrible typo. So I edit my comment, click "Save Edits" but get a little red pop-up box saying "Comments may only be edited for 5 ...
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Pundit awarded by mistake?

I just obtained the Pundit badge, so out of curiosity I wanted to have a look at the comments that were responsible for that. I used this query, and it turned out that only 6 comments have the ...
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Some objections [closed]

I'd like to object to the deletion of the comments on my answer here. If memory serves, Bill Dubuque commented there that he was concerned about over-eager deletion of material on the website, and ...
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How do I link to a question in another question or in comments section?

I have read this question How do I reference another question and is it OK to post a question as a comment/answer on another question that relates to that question. but I do not think it addresses my ...
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Who is “From Review”?

Question: If I get a comment from "From Review" does that mean it has some official significance, or could that be more or less any user? Meta-question: Whoever "From Review" is, do we feel that he ...
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Where did all the comments go?

Most of the comments on what I thought was a useful exchange on the (in my opinion, unjustified) closure of How to compute $(2^k)!\pmod{n}$ fast? just disappeared. How? Why?
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Keyboard shortcuts in comments

I personally like to use shortcuts such as CTRL+I or CTRL+B to toggle italics or bold when writing answers. It turns out that when writing down a comment, they don't work and bring out something else ...
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How to recognize and properly respond to a cat-and-mouse question

Recently I encountered a question, which seems to have since been deleted, that once answered ends in a far too often encountered scenario. I can't recall the name of the OP or the question but the ...
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MathJax isn't loaded into the comments; browser Firefox

As the title says MathJax isn't loaded into the comments in Firefox (but works fine for the answers!). Does someone else has the same problem? How to fix it? (Everything works fine in Chrome.) This ...
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Types where Comments are allowed (or not) in Review Audits

My recently failed review audit got me to wondering which review audit types allow commenting and which don't allow them but advise you of this. If you do a volume of reviews, you've probably seen ...
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Should answering that someone's attempt is correct be posted as a comment?

In my opinion, if someone's attempt at a problem is correct then confirming this should be done as commentary. Obviously if the attempt is flawed, saying what is wrong/hinting at the correct path can ...
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What exactly are the moderator privileges? Can they edit comments after 5 mins?

I recently passed the 10k reputation milestone to be granted moderator privileges. I'm enjoying reading deleted questions. But I'm curious what exactly else are my new moderator privileges? I saw the ...
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Should I flag an answer if the answerer deletes comments asking for clarification?

In an (old) question, I downvoted the accepted answer and gave my reason in a comment. As a consequence, a small dispute started which resulted in a bickering. The author of the accepted answer, ...
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Is it proper to give MathJax suggestions in comments?

Frequently, I see users--often users with some $>1$ amount of reputation--who, while using MathJax, have some fairly annoying flaws: for example, $pi$ instead of $\pi$ or improper use of curly ...
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How are **bold** and *italics* presented in comments?

I have tried using $<b>bold</b>$ and $<i>italics</i>$ with and without the dollar signs and neither seems to work in comments. Although that is what I have seen trying to look ...
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How can I upvote a comment again?

By mistake I double voted a comment in How to evaluate $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{x^{-\mathfrak{i}a}}{x^2+bx+1} \,\mathrm{d}x$ using complex analysis?, and now I can no longer restore my upvote. Is ...
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How should I flag large arguments in comments? When there is a large argument in comments, should you flag each comment or just one?

Sometimes or rather "sometimes" I see heated arguments in comments. I try to flag these. I don't want to overburden the diamond mods if they take a look at flagged comments. Also, some arguments last ...
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What to do when someone tells you something like this in her/his comment and then deletes the comment?

There was a question today under which I left a comment that was not right in the sense that what was implied by that comment would not settle the question at all, but it had to do something with the ...
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What are details of deleting comments by flags from regular users?

It was mentioned several times here on meta that moderators can delete comments. However, comments can be deleted also by regular users. For example, one of the answers to Who has the power to delete ...