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OP's comment deleted with no information

I recently noticed that one of my comments is missing. I am using that term as there is no trace of it anywhere. No moderator message, no action history and no indication of any sort regarding the ...
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Cannot delete my own comment to a locked post

Let me start by stating that I participate a little bit in this site, in the form of upvoting questions and answers and, as of today, flagging comments. Earlier today I came across 3 comments from ...
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Mod edited my comment and made it ruder

This happened years ago now, and perhaps it's a stupidly petty thing to care about, but I came across the comment again recently while Googling myself and was once again a little upset about it. This ...
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Are NSFW websites allowed on UX Stack Exchange?

Is asking a question about the user experience of an NSFW website allowed? When discussing about a UX design practice, one may be asked to provide an example of a website where the UX design practice ...
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Off-topic questions (for altruists)

From time to time there are these questions that don't follow the rules layed out in the help section, I'm talking of course about 'off-topic questions'. Depending on the situation I request to make ...
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Stack Exchange Comments vs. Answer Question

Many answers on Stack Exchange are done through the use of comments attached to the question, rather than using the answer input below. Being new to Stack Exchange, I am wondering what benefit ...
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Why were those “not constructive” comment flags declined? [duplicate]

Comment 1 Comment 2 Comment 3 What all of those comments basically say is: "this is a useful question/answer". However there is already a way to show whether a post is useful; votes. The meaning ...
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Do comments have reputations or not?

For my previous question What is difference between a comment and an Answer? ben gave this as answer from comment privileges page What are comments? Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes ...
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What is difference between a comment and an Answer?

In most of the questions i see people commenting the answers instead of Answering it in its appropriate place. what is the purpose of having a comment option. i am asking this so users like me can ...
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Should it be mandatory for people to explain upvote and downvotes on answers and comments?

I guess people tend to have different ways of communicating with each other, and I would like to think that as a professional kind of community that we can offer each other the respect and courtesy to ...
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Indication of deleted comments

In the comment section of quesions or answers when a previous comment is deleted there should be an indication of the deleted comment where the comment used to be. Now it's hard to follow an exchange ...
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Upvote icon appears enabled when upvoting is impossible

I tried to upvote a comment just now and got a message saying that the comment couldn't be upvoted. As far as I can tell, this issue occurs on all on-hold questions in Meta. (I'm not sure of the ...
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Can comments be used to share an emotion?

Some comments engage you in a kind of dialogue. Some dialogues trigger emotions (make you laugh for instance). Can comments be used to share these emotions ?
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Why does everyone answer the question as a comment?

If the answer is very short, should we be commenting instead of answering? If not, why do people do this?
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Flag a comment that you have upvoted

Occasionally a new user will post something that needs additional clarification. I ask for clarification and the user posts something new and then posts a comment saying something like "I've added a ...
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“This site is not currently accepting any new posts” message when posting

I'm frustrated :-) I'm new on this website and I tried to construct a detailed answer to a subject, put it in the comment form and have "This site is not currently accepting any new posts." when I ...
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Why can comments be edited for ONLY 5 mins?

Recently I faced a problem while commenting. I wanted to comment elaborately for an answer but it allowed me to use only 600 characters. Okay, that was fine; but because my comment was lengthy, I had ...
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Is flagging a comment considered to be offensive?

Sometimes I remove my own comments if they don't make any sense anymore or if they turn out to be too off topic. This can lead to "dangling comments" posted by other users. (Initially as a response ...
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Use non-breaking spaces in timestamps to prevent awkward wrapping

The timestamp in the comments list (at least) can wrap awkwardly making it difficult to read: Since the whole timestamp is always relatively short (i.e. three words), and once it wraps it already ...