Questions tagged [comment]

Comments are small addendums to each question or answer, intentionally limited in size and formatting.

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How to promote explanation of closure in comments?

Earlier someone posted this question, suggesting leaving messages when closing a question, to inform the poster of specific things to do to improve the question. My question is: How might we best ...
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Cumulative misalignment in fractions in comments

In this comment, the fraction $\frac{(2n+2)!}{(n+1)!}$ is misaligned. I repeated the same input in a second comment underneath the first, and the alignment gets even worse there. Here's a screenshot ...
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Why should my answer be a comment?

Can anybody tell me why my answer to this question is deleted? I think none of the reasons listed here is applicable: commentary on the question or other answers asking another, different question “...
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$\LaTeX$ in Comments Not Displayed on First Page Load [duplicate]

Over the last month or so, I've noticed that the $\LaTeX$ in the comments section is, more often than not, not displayed at all on the first page load $($i.e., it is completely missing, as opposed to ...
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The math symbols cannot be correctly displayed in titles and comments (in Stack Exchange Android App) [duplicate]

The question is as the title. More specifically, as a frequent mathematics stack exchange user, when I used my cell phone to check the stack exchange app, I feel very disappointed that the math ...
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Load latex in comments on mobile app? [duplicate]

I have the SE app on Android and latex loads great for questions and answers but never on comments. I figure someone would have mentioned it by now but it's been probably a year or two and I've ...
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How to appeal the deletion of a comment thread?

A thread of comments was deleted in bulk, including extensive clarifications to notation used in the answer. How can this decision be appealed/reversed?
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Possible alternatives to repeatedly commenting

(See also here, but this is on a much shorter timespan.) Today, I just had a couple of experiences with using comments for this question I just asked that makes me wonder if answers could be used to ...
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An auto-comment on first questions that motivates sharing doubts and thoughts

Very often I see a user's first question getting down-voted and eventually it ends up being closed. Usually I find this to be too rough of a treatment, as the user is not accustomed to the site. I ...
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Can I speak Persian(other than English) in comments?

One person from Iran write a question and there is no answer to it. If we discuss in Persian may be I can understand better his problem and answer it. Can I do it generally in comments, with Persian ...
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Answers which are not quite answers, but still could be useful to stimulate learning.

Is there some way to treat faulty answers or ones which do not address the specific question, but which could be of merit. For instance something that is related which could help the person creating ...
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My comment disappeared

I believe that a comment that I made on the following MSE post was deleted without any notice to me or any record that I can see of the deletion. Distinction between "if any" and "if ...
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What is the protocol for telling others you have found your mistake in your working?

I sometimes ask a question which is a problem that I can't solve because I have made a calculative error. Often, all it takes is for someone to point out the small error I have made (or for me to ...
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Earned the “comment everywhere” privilege but reputation still at 40

Today, I earned the "comment everywhere" privilege, as mentioned in the above image: But my reputation is still at 40 and I do not understand how I could have lost 10 reputation. Is there any ...
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When exactly is the comment “This does not provide an answer to the question…” added by SE software?

In some situations SE software adds a comment which looks like this:1 This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below ...
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Are comment templates, e.g. stating that an answer should be a comment, being abused?

There is a comment template, meant to be used when a user posts an answer which really should have been a comment, which reads: This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or ...
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Suggestions of tags and title edits by user NormalHuman - How to do it?

Almost $90$% of the questions I have seen from the time I have joined Maths.SE, I have noticed that the user NormalHuman suggests title edits, tag edits and question modifications almost instantly ...
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Editing Comments [duplicate]

My question is simply why we are not able to edit our comment after 5 minutes from typing it. Some times a typo mistake can change the whole idea or the point of view we are aiming to send. Thus it ...
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An attempt to add real-time previewing for comments

Screenshot About When writing a comment with a lot of formatting, especially one containing formulas, I often found myself pasting it into the "new answer" editor at the bottom of the page to see if ...
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How to cleanup unnecessary comments after clarifying question?

In this question a kind user gave me several tips to clarify my question. Now that I've clarified my question, these comments make no sense. Is there a way to cleanup these comments? Shall I flag ...
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Why is it needed 50 reputation points in order to have the privilege to comment? [duplicate]

How do I make a comment? Well, this is easy, a user must have at least 50 reputation points, and comments are a privilege... wait, why is it? How to make a remark when reputation is under 50 ? One ...
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Is it possible to automate posting certain comments?

I find myself frequently posting "Hi. Since this is your first post..." comments in first-question posts where I link to the help pages. After a few different variations, I've settled on "Hi. Since ...
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Some comments are missing

It is happening a couple of times that some of my comments were deleted. In one occasion, there was a discussion on some LaTeX edits that were made to a post of mine (Rudin assumes $(x^a)^b=x^{ab}$(...
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Well-phrased Suggestions for Editing [duplicate]

When I see a question that is not posed well or not written in MathJax, I try to give the OP suggestions on how to improve the question (such as providing context or showing work). I'd like to ...
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Proper notice to posters unfamiliar with S.E. customs

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1356481/complete-the-square-on-x210x9-0 I put this comment under the question above: Probably the reason for the down-vote and the votes to close the ...
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Was it necessary to delete these comments?

First time on Meta. I made (at least) two comments on this question, both of which were deleted. I can't remember which comment was made first. Some context to 'first comment': initially this ...
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Help commenting for the low rep

When reviewing low quality vote we might see some comments posted incorrectly as an answer. Most of the time, if their comments are meaningful, I will copy their comments and paste it to the correct ...
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How do I make a comment?

For some reason I can make comments on my own posts, but then when I try to make comments on other people's posts or anything else for that matter, a blue notification pops up saying I require 50 ...
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Why can I not edit a comment after 5 minutes but can just replace it?

It is not possible to edit a comment after 5 minutes. But I can simply delete and reinsert the comment instead. Isn't that a bug? If someone adds a post in between then the order of the comments ...
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Comment apocalypse

What's happening? Comments are being deleted all over the place! Has a new moderator been appointed, with an irrational hatred of comments? Is this a bot? Some of the comment threads have been ...
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Apparent MathJax bug [duplicate]

$\displaystyle\frac{1+\frac12+\frac13+\cdots+\frac1n}{1+\frac13+\frac15+\cdots+\‌frac{1}{2n+1}}$ In what I see above, the very last fraction is not getting rendered. What's going on?
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Why doesn't the 'edit comment' button disappear after 5 minutes?

If you type a comment, and click on the 'edit' button after 5 minutes, it says that "Comments can be edited for only 5 minutes". Why can't the button just disappear after 5 minutes, so we can assume ...
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Can we have *temporary comments* that can be read and deleted?

There could be a check-box when you post a comment that says 'temporary'. It must be mandatory for you to ping someone in the comment to use this feature. You must also require a certain rep threshold ...
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Rare bug: comments expanding over bottom bar

The situation is exemplified below. Before expanding comments: After expanding the comments: I couldn't reproduce it after several reloads. However, I think the situation above occurred just after ...
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MathJax not displayed in comments

In the Android App, the MathJax is not displayed correctly in comments to answers. I assume this also applies to comments the question, but I have not verified that.
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Why doesn't adding 2 “space” characters work when attempting to create a line break? EDIT: Because we're children. [duplicate]

I've tried it repeatedly in comments and for the life of me I cannot get it to work. I've even tried just manually adding a "<"br/">" (Of course it works in the actual question field, but I'm ...
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How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?

I'm new here and I don't know how things work here and don't have any knowledge about commenting or answering questions. How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?
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Why can't I edit my own comments?

The question is fairly self explanatory. I want to fix a spelling mistake in a comment that I made a few hours ago, but I can't edit the comment. Is this a policy on SE or just a malfunction?
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How can I search my comments with keywords?

How can I search my comments with keywords in them?
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A comment has no delete button and no link to user profile

Long time ago I've posted a comment here. Surprisingly, now the delete X button is not available, but instead I can upvote it!!! Moreover, although my username is blue, there is no link to my username'...
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Illegal flagging of comments on a locked and deleted question

I can flag comments on a locked and deleted question despite being told the comment is not eligible for flagging. Attempting to upvote the comment tells me I can't flag. But I can flag it anyway ...
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Cannot delete my own comment due to latex formatting?

Sorry if this is not the proper place to ask this question, but I cannot find related information from the help pages. I wrote a comment on this post giving some extended and related data to help ...
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Why do people answer the question in the comment section?

I am wondering why many answers are posted in the comment section of the question? Why not post as an answer?
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Is it okay to leave stupid comments?

I have a knack for leaving stupid jokes on a lot of posts. They don't add anything to the question except (hopefully) a little humour. I am not sure if I should leave these comments because they might ...
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Snarky comments to an elementary math question

I have an issue to some to the comments of this following question that I had answered: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1168288/how-much-more-money-is-needed-to-get-to-1-2-million-if-you-...
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Comments soliciting downvotes

Once or twice I have seen comments effectively seeking downvotes on answers, like "Why is this getting upvotes??" or "This answer should be downvoted hard". Since they are clearly not about ...
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Markdown for obtaining the question title from URL

From time to time, I want to cite another thread on MSE inside a comment using an inline link. E.g. See the thread Cross product: matrix transformation identity. In other words, I'll format a link ...
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Is this an answer only site for people who just started here?

I'm a new user. I don't understand why I can't tell users what is wrong with their work. You can only do that when you have reached reputation=50? I also don't understand anymore what is meant by ...
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Upvotes on Misleading Comment

I posted this answer here: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1121698/205062 My answer was commented upon by someone who misunderstood it but that comment (the second comment) has attracted two upvotes....
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How to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?

I am baffled by the stack exchange user interface as regards chat. What do I do to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?