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Questions tagged [comments]

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

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Vote limit doesn't apply to comments

Earlier today I hit the 40-vote mark after going on a voting spree (I'd already gotten Vox Populi once). But I noticed that I could still vote on comments. How to reproduce: Vote the max 40 times in ...
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Should comments that spoil a puzzle be flagged for mod attention?

The comment: Thanks, dad! Never again Is a big spoiler for the puzzle in the question, I immediately made to flag for mod attention, but couldn't find whether spoiler comments/answers should be ...
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Using ROT13 in comments

I didn't used to mind the odd ROT13 comment, but this: Code Movie Wall (in answers - Community Wiki) is getting ridiculous. Can't these discussions be held in chat? Or just dealt with ...
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Why were my comment flags declined?

I have flagged some obsolete comments which serves no value for future users and are mostly about appreciating the post like "+1" or "nicely done". What particularly surprised me that these comments ...
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Is it a good idea to be able to hide my spoiling comment using `>!`?

What do you think about being able to hide a comment? Would that feature bring value to this community?
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My question has suddenly lost all its comments?

So I was looking at my recently posted question, and noticed that all the comments on the question itself have gone missing. Is this something that's only on my side or do other also not see the ...
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Comments on Nominations — Location Not Showed

Puzzling.SE is currently holding a moderator election.  During the nomination phase, members were able to post comments on nominations, like this: If you go to the user profile page of somebody who ...
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If I flagged a comment as 'Rude or Offensive', and it was marked 'helpful', why is it still there?

The title basically says it all - If I flagged a comment as 'Rude or Offensive', and it was marked 'helpful', why is it still there? The comment contained... eerr... explicit reproductive content. (I'...
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Should comments that attempt to answer the question be removed (redux)?

Right now, we don't remove comments that spoil or attempt to answer the question. This has always struck me as a weird policy, though, given how much people strive not to be spoiled in other places on ...
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How do we deal with coded comments?

As seen in this question, the OP needs help decoding comments written with some sort of code/cipher. Though solved, these comments can be rather pesky and annoying for other users. Scrambled comments ...
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Garbled Comment Text

Okay, I was confused the first time I saw it. Ah, so here's what really happened, then: Gubznf, orvat hanoyr gb cresbez uvf wbo qhr gb qvfgnapr, fgnegrq gb unir zbarl vffhrf. Ur tbg va, onq, ...
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Comments overflow into right-hand column

I am using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:44.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/44.0 with a 1536×731-pixel browser window.
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Missing comments

Last night I posted a comment on this question, which was open at the time but has since been closed as a duplicate. This morning, I see a notification in my inbox that someone else posted a comment ...
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Should we delete comments that attempt to answer the question?

A common issue I've seen raised in comments is that a comment attempts to answer the question, and either ruins the puzzle or is annoyingly misleading. They may also simply be noisy or unhelpful. ...
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Where to put puzzle feedback?

I've been writing feedback for puzzles and wondering I should put it. I've been doing this in the comments (like on this question), as that's what feedback is: commentary on the puzzle, rather than an ...