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Could you be a bit more specific about the situation in which you expect to get a comment. In the current revision you write: "I do not get a notification when someone writes a comment under an answer, where I commented too." AFAICT that is exactly how this is supposed to work - with one notable exception that if you and the OP are the only users ...


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In a way literally nothing happens. You click "Add Comment" and the situation stays unchanged. The "too long by" flickers briefly, but that's it. As explained in a comment by amWhy there is a check on submission. I dimly recall that in the very early days this was handled much less gracefully, and the text in the comment box got cleared ...


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This may be a controversial answer, but I think the low investment of users in non homework cases maybe due to the following: The mathematical maturity of the user is not enough to understand the content of the comment and they are shy to ask clarification. The user is either preparing for an exam/ a course, so they can't spend more than some reasonable ...


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For answers to low-quality questions It is explained in Enforcement of Quality Standards that (and why) users answering low-quality questions should (politely!) be reminded of the policies regarding quality on this site. The following comment template was suggested by Xander Henderson: This question seems not to meet the standards for the site. Instead of ...


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No. Any comment flag is resolved as helpful when a comment is deleted, unless the flag has aged away or the moderators declined the flag prior to deleting the comment. If you feel that something might be still off, you can find the post in your flagging history and raise a moderator flag alerting us to a problematic comment.


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You make some very good points. We can expect OPs to put some effort into presenting their question well, but it's not realistic to demand it, especially if they're newcomers, and aren't aware of the Stack Exchange philosophy that we're a repository of good questions & answers, not an unpaid help desk. So our initial comments should focus on clarifying ...


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As the handling moderator, let me answer this one. There is a problem with comments: sometimes context is missing due to previously deleted comments. There's another problem, where "unfriendly/unkind" flags are often used in comments that are definitely not that (more often than you'd think it's a flag on some decade old comments that are not at ...


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Comments require a minimum of 15 characters, and may be no more than 600 characters long. The intended use for comments is to ask for clarification and/or to suggest changes to a post. Such requests should almost certainly require more than 15 characters to make clear—the average word in English is somewhere around 4–5 letters long, which means that a ...


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The suspended user, she or he, cannot respond to comments. They have read-only access. They can see your comments, but cannot comment, nor can they edit any of their answers. They can do nothing except read what is on the site, until the suspension expires.


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As explained in the comments, you can find things like this using SEDE. Here is a query looking for the most upvoted comments on the main site and on meta. And here is a similar query for Stack Overflow. (SO has many comments - to make the query faster I have added the condition to check only the comments above certain score.) You have also asked for top ...


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As a moderator and many others have noted, comments are ephemeral in the StackExchange scheme of content. So avoid leaving important content only in Comments. Significant (non-tangential) ideas should make their way into Answers or (in many cases) into to the body of the Question through appropriate edits. What is being said, rather than who says it, is ...


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It is reasonable and desirable that you can come here to Meta to ask about what you perceive to be "unwritten policies," and it is true (as noted in comments) that StackExchange Communities vary as to policy priorities. You seem motivated to help the Math.SE Community, and I appreciate your effort to gain understanding. In this case the ...


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From the FAQ What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site? at Meta Stack Exchange (specifically, see the section titled "Privileges not tied to a specific threshold"): For every 1,000 reputation after gaining the moderator-tools privilege, you gain another delete vote. (Delete votes are capped at 30 ...


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No, you shouldn't thank each of them with an individual comment. This is because if, as you say, there are 5 people who helped you then you would be posting 5 comments, which is a lot of noise. You are better upvoting the helpful comments, and maybe also posting a general "thanks!" comment, which they can read if they want to*. There are a number ...


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These should be visible when viewing the site in a browser. If you mean using the mobile app, note that the mobile apps are no longer supported. However, you can tap on a comment and select an option to view the rendered mathjax. There is no such option for titles. If it's not visible on the mobile site with the blue theme, you can select full site with a ...


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I've composed the SEDE query Search comment by keyword AND Q/A author to address your question. My query has two input fields: keyword: the keyword search you want. In your question, it's first order. I've chosen a very insensitive collation, but feel free to adjust it to your needs. PostAuthor: the question/answer's author. In your question, it's 1281. ...


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That's a new feature for the first-post queues (as mentioned in a comment there are now two such queues, one for answers one for questions). Reviewers are encouraged to leave comments for the post-author, but now they can also choose from a few options of canned feedback which will appear as a comment from the Community account. See Review queue workflows -...


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I think that fewer people will write an answer in the comments because of the lack of reputation gain, so closing a question still does have a purpose. Also, closed questions often get deleted by the roomba faster, so there's that too. From my understanding, the current way to deal with this would be Leave a polite comment pointing them to the Enforcement ...


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Point of this answer: I wish to discuss a more fundamental idea, that is , on why people comment such ways. I think the problem is that, at least culturally, mathematics stack exchange has evolved from a question and answer site into more of a community. A community is a social unit (a group of living things) with commonality such as norms, religion, ...


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Be polite and respectful Don't make petty/nitpick requests Explain why you're asking for something if it wouldn't be obvious If we follow those guidelines, I don't foresee any problem when dealing with reasonable users.[1] Reasonable users would understand reasonable question requirements. Why would anyone leave a comment telling a user to fix a tag or add ...


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This is a bad situation. I disagree. This is an incredibly minor thing.


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Misused tag problem-solving Do you need to solve a problem? That's what this site is all about, but please, don't use the tag problem-solving to tell us that. Use that tag only if you have a specific type of problem and you are asking for a way of thinking needed to solve those problems in general. Do you need to solve a problem? That's what this site is ...


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I made some experiments, thanks to my custom four-word question query on SEDE. I pinged the user before flagging: (s)he got notified as normal. (example) I flagged before pinging: the target user won't receive a notification because (s)he is no longer part of the ping-able users.


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If you're on a Mac, text replacement shortcuts are a built-in feature. Its less capable than the other options, but requires no installation and should Just Work in every browser (in fact, system-wide, which might be too much...) You can find this option by opening System Preferences > Keyboard, and then the Text submenu. You should see this window (or ...


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