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Short-form links to Q&A don't show up in the "Linked" question list in the sidebar

Links in comments (and maybe in answers) in the short form do not show up in the "Linked" questions list in the right sidebar: Links that use the full ...
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Something wrong with comment time-stamps

With the new site design I am experiencing a problem with comment time-stamps. As the page is loading they appear normally, following the user name, but after the page has loaded they disappear. The ...
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Always wrong about distributions

There is a certain user, let's call them A., that has the tendency to comment on every post that mentions Schwartz distributions, usually accompanied by a downvote. These comments are completely ...
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What should I do if somebody answers my question in the comment?

My problems are solved thanks to an answer in the comments. I also would like to provide official recognition by accepting this answer, but I can't.
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Automate standard comments?

From a comment exchange under a closed question: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the issue it raises is not a Mathematica issue but a mathematical one. That it is formulated in ...
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How to avoid and What to do with OPs moving the goalposts in the comments?

An annoying behaviour that wastes time and effort are comments that shift the goalpost after receiving an answer. Sometimes the cause is an incomplete explanation of their needs and some other times ...
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comments to a contributor of an answer

How is it possible to alert a contributor of an answer of your post that you have answered to him ? In other words, to put his name in color in comments. I didn't find back the manipulation to this. ...
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When will I receive a inbox message for a comment?

I used to think that, when I'm not the author of a post, I'll only receive a inbox message as a reminder for a comment if I've commented under the post and another commenter under the post adds a @...
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"Magic links" in Q&A and for documentation at and Mma.SE

Thanks to @Mr.Wizard I have recently learned that Stack Exchange currently supports Magic Links in comments. Magic Links translate short markups to long links, for example [main], [meta], [edit], [...
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Community ♦ is eating up the wrong comment

The Community user automatically removes an auto-generated "possible duplicate" comment when the post gets closed. For example, When there's already an existing comment with the same duplicate link (...
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Line breaks in Comment boxes

How can I post a code block in a COMMENT box? Not just inline code like this, but to create something legible with a line break: Like this is my code, and I want it separate so people can read it
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Is the site being more aggressive about hiding comments?

Lately it seems that fewer comments are being shown before making you click to see them. For example, here's a picture of a recent question for which only the first two (of three) comments were being ...
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Community-wiki answers to old questions answered in a comment?

There are a few older questions, which are classified as “unanswered” but to which a decent answer has actually be provided in one or multiple comments. Sometimes, a comment has even been posted to ...
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Who invented the "+1 for foobar" comments?

I keep seeing these "+1 because I like how you ..." (freehand circle in an image, quoted a book in an arbitrary source, ...) comments, and I'm running out of flagging capabilities if this trend ...
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When is it okay to answer a question in a comment?

The answer to that question may be obvious to some, but I see lots of great comments on questions (and answers) that could clearly stand as answers to an OP's question. Sometimes they are pointers to ...
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