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How to force newlines in comments?

When I write a comment, I don't know how to go to the next line because if I press Enter button It will submit the comment.
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Why was this relevant comment under the meta question deleted?

This meta question is asked recently: Why should this question asking the proof of a statement in a book be deleted? There was a highly relevant comment to the post: But it is now deleted. This ...
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What happens when the "move comments discussion to chat" link is used?

When clicking on the "move comments discussion to chat?" link (under an answer), what actions are triggered : (a) if the click is by the poster of the answer (b) if the click is by a commenter in ...
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Answer/Comment Etiquette

With my (terrible!) reputation of < 50 (new to the site), I cannot comment on posts and answers of others. However, if I wish to make an observation or give a hint as opposed to the full answer, ...
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Signature of comment on a new line

This is a report about a problem which occurred in the comments to Double Integrals. user6312's comment contained some latex code. I guess he forgot to type a single $ sign with the effect that ...
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Answering in the comments [duplicate]

I have this question its mine (my question) Its not the first time that people answer in the comments, I know that the unanswered questions impact the site statistics, and if I answer it using the ...
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Closed questions fully answered into the comments

I don't think it is appropriate to answer closed questions into the comments as it happens here. Can (or should) we do something with such things?
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Is it rude to tag someone in the comments of an old post and politely ask them to check out your new question related to another post?

I was wondering whether is it rude to tag someone (who was extremely helpful in the past) in the comments of an old post and politely ask them to check out your new question related to another post ...
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What *is* a non-constructive comment, if this isn't?

Today, in a now-deleted meta thread, I got the following comment (literal quote): @Lord_Farin baby as a reply to a comment of mine. (Seconds later, the thread was deleted.) I flagged this comment ...
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User disagreements in comments

What is the proper etiquette for a user to "warn" another user? I frequently read "intuition" and "big picture" questions here and on mathoverflow. To facilitate finding them, if I find a one ...
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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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Dealing with quality control comments

I contributed an answer to Is arrow notation for vectors "not mathematically mature"?, that, much to my surprise, has received lots of votes. However, someone whose profile says that they ...
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comment / answer dilemma from the commentator point of view

My question is related to What should one do when one's question has been answered in the comments? but asked from the commenter point of view. If you are the user who left the comment and there ...
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Completely normal comments being deleted by administrator?

Today I commented on a question if the OP knew what the definitions of a question were. (The question was on group theory and knowing the definitions was an important part of the question). I went ...
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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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How to appropriately link to a resource that answers OP's question?

So I recently came across this question, where the OP asks for a proof of the uniform convergence of a certain sequence, and I happen to have a link to some lecture notes which contain a detailed ...
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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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How to Say "Thank You!"

I had some really nice comments, that were, to my opinion, more than great. They inspired new insight (or questions I posted). I thought about, doing more than just upvoting their comments (and ...
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How to make a remark when reputation is under 50 ?

Imagine I look at a question and have a remark about someone's answer, or just want some clarification about it. I naturally want to leave a comment. But being under reputation 50, I can't. Plus, ...
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Should I comment an old question or create a new one?

I have some questions about a Probability problem, which has already been asked and has a quite comprehensive answer. I am not arriving at the same result and I can not find out where my reasoning ...
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Question on users that don't accept answers.

I've seen on several occasion that it is not considered wrong to ask a user if he/she could please accept an answer. For instance it is discussed here. My question is slightly though significantly ...
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Searching comments

While looking over some material concerning "separable differential equations", I remembered a conversation I had (via comments) with another MSE user and wanted to find said conversation. I ...
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The thin line between answers and comments

What qualifies as an answer? I reproduce my (deleted) answer here: Use SFFT to factor $xy-8x-4y = 0$. The answer received $2$ upvotes and was also accepted by the OP. A while later, however, a ...
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May I ask a question that might have no answer? If so, would it be discourteous to those who suggest that it has no answer?

A while ago I asked the question "Is there a group-theoretic proof that multiplicative groups of integers modulo a prime are cyclic?". Instead of an answer I got a few comments from ...
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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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How to browse or search comments?

SE is already very good in keeping each individual user's record on their questions raised and their answers posted. I am wondering is it also possible to keep track of their comments made too? Then ...
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When should one not edit their own questions?

I am the type of person who unfortunately makes a lot of mistakes of the dumb kind with miscalculations. Sometimes I end up posting my questions containing those miscalculations. Is it ok to edit my ...
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Has the notification system for comments changed?

I noticed in the past days, that I do not get a notification when someone writes a comment under an answer, where I commented too, unless I am referred to with the usual @username. I have the feeling ...
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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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How to format links in comments

I wonder how to provide nice links in comments, similar to the links in the question/answers. I tried <a href="link">link description</a> and ...
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Can a user who made an edit be pinged

I know that using @username in a comment I can ping people who were "engaged in the post", which includes: The poster (IIRC he is pinged even without @username ). Someone who wrote some of the ...
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Missing comments

If I've noticed correctly, some of my comments seem to be deleted by somebody else. The first time I didn't pay attention to this event, but I believe it happened again here. I've asked OP in the ...
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How should I respond to a moderator's comment on a deleted answer?

Arthur Fischer commented on one of my deleted answers asking why it was deleted. I do not know how he expects me to answer, since I seem unable to comment on it and I do not know of a way to PM other ...
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How to proceed after question was answered in comments?

I asked a question and a user posted a comment of the form 'did you try ...'. This did indeed work and I consider the question answered. I wrote another comment on my question confirming that this ...
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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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Notice when an answer you commented on gets deleted

I posted an answer to a question but it turns out I had a major error in it. Another user posted a comment pointing out the error. I agree with the comment and so I deleted the answer. For SE in ...
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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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Ability to Vote Down Comments

It would be nice to be able to vote down comments. Sometimes I find users leaving very unhelpful one sentence complaints about questions and/or answers, but it is not nearly serious enough to warrant ...
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When is a comment "not constructive?"

I recently flagged the following comment Are ruler and compass allowed? User64494 to this question. However, it was declined by the moderators which leaves me wondering when a comment is "not ...
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Accepting comments as answers

Sometimes a comment will suffice to answer a person's question. This may be because they are only missing one small step in the argument, or because they can be pointed to a resource that answers ...
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Mathjax/markdown issue

I tried to leave the following comment, and had a problem: For any $a,b\in [0,x)$: $a\vee b$ exists. Namely, $a\vee b=max\{a,b\}$. You might be asking about when directed sets are complete? It ...
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Can users not call another anonymous user a "nut-case" due to said anon-user's upvote or a downvote?

Can users not call another anonymous user a "nut-case" (or any other name-call) due to said anon-user's upvote or a downvote? This happened today. I flagged the comment. So I am asking askers, ...
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Deletion of flagged comments

Suppose I flag a comment, and the user subsequently deletes the comment before the flag is resolved. Do the moderators still see my flag? (I tried searching previously asked meta questions, but could ...
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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 must I wait 5s after deleting my own comment to perform any other comment actions?

If I delete a comment of mine, and then try to upvote a following comment, the upvote is rejected, with the message "You may only submit a comment vote every 5 seconds": Apparently, my deletion of my ...
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Why are the vote counts for comments colored sometimes?

Pardon me if this is a silly question, but I have noticed that the little number displaying the number of votes on each comment is sometimes colored. I'm guessing the color is based on the number of ...
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Comments and \require{AMScd}...

When I type the following code in a comment: ...
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Couldn't there be a standard comment that is added to new users' questions automatically?

Couldn't there be a standard comment that is added to new users's questions automatically? Many of us have seen how most of the new users of this forum format their question. Not making use of LaTeX, ...
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Comments no longer shown in All Actions

Up to quite recently (today perhaps!), when I clicked on my profile and then on "All actions" and "Comments", I used to see both the title of the question and the contents of the ...
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What to do when a question is answered by a commentor [duplicate]

I frequently find myself asking a question, then having a hint given to me by a com-mentor that is sufficient to figure out the solution to question. Quite often i even discuss with the individual in ...
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