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Should we stop being so generous?

Could, but not "Should" Someone can post a separate answer using a new approach, but they don't have to. I feel like "should" is a bit strong, as it implies that it's wrong not to, ...
mbomb007's user avatar
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I Don't Have Enough Reputation to Comment

Comments requiring reputation is an unfortunate situation, but it is (sadly) necessary to prevent comment spam. There is no manual override; the only way to post comments is to earn the 50 reputation ...
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Suggestion/Edit for answers if user "Last seen more than X years ago"

You should post your new answer and link to the original. It perfectly fine, even when the OP is active, to post your golf as a separate answer. You don't need any further reason to do so. A full ...
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"Be Nice" applies to off-topic questions too

This also applies in Chat Often when a post is off topic on the site people will ping the NewMainPosts message announcing the question, with complaints or generally unwelcoming statements. Just ...
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Should we stop being so generous?

Post a new answer if you find a different approach If you found a different approach then post it as a new answer. As far as I am aware there is no rule against answering a challenge in a language it'...
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Obviously chatty comment … flag declined?

Most of the flags were cast on thank you replies to suggested improvements, which had been incorporated and acknowledged in their respective answers. Neither the thank you comments nor the original ...
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I Don't Have Enough Reputation to Comment

Any user with 20 rep on their parent site can suggest an improvement to an answer by pinging the OP in chat and posting the suggestion there, or a link to a pastebin or something if it's long. You ...
mbomb007's user avatar
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Flag question comments for deletion when suggestion is implemented?

Yes, but don't be hasty. Even after the author edits the question in response, the comments are still valuable in certain scenarios: The question was closed as unclear (or is headed that way). In ...
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In-line code block

Comment markdown allows you to escape backticks in inline code. So, `Array(100).fill\`abc\`.join\`|\`` results in ...
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Why do moderators decline "no longer needed" flags on chatty comments?

First off I did reject the two flags at the bottom for the exact reason that @ASCII-only suggests in the comments: For this specific case, I believe self-answering is a very non-obvious thing, so for ...
Wheat Wizard's user avatar
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Multiple spaces not showing up in comment code-blocks

As a workaround, you can make each character a different type of space; e.g. alternate normal and non-breaking spaces: ...
Digital Trauma's user avatar
1 vote

Pointing out bugs without comment privilege

Post on meta Although meta is for discussions about the main site, so far nobody (as far as I know) has done it, because they all have comment privileges. They should be on-topic. (downvote if you ...
DELETE_ME's user avatar
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1 vote

Stop converting duplicate answers to comments

status-completed This now provides a warning when posting a duplicate rather than automatically taking action on behalf of the user without properly making it clear to them.
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1 vote

Change U+200B and U+200C to something else?

status-completed Based on this discussion on Meta Stack Exchange, this is now fixed.
hyper-neutrino's user avatar
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1 vote

Can we get a "magic link" to the Sandbox?

status-declined While this would be nice to have on this site, it would require hardcoding and would not apply to other sites, and given that we are prioritizing changes that benefit the network or ...
hyper-neutrino's user avatar
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Can we get a "magic link" to the Sandbox?

There's a super cool user script that I use to create auto comments, such as this one on Stack Overflow. Yaar. Now where did I find it... Oh. Doorknob made it. I'll just copy the script since I don't ...
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