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How to hide links within texts in comments?

Comments on any Stack Exchange site, use a subset of the original markdown rules, which is called as Mini Markdown. The general format, if you want to hide the link in your comment, is: [...
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Why was my comment deleted?

The comment was deleted by a CM since they(correctly) felt it was an attempt to post an answer as a comment, but upon reflection, the mod team decided it should be undeleted because we allow comment-...
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On the Community user voting and commenting on posts

Q1. Comments by the Community User The Stack Exchange staff has updated review queues, according to which in case of providing feedback for first posts (questions and answers) reviewers can leave ...
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Is there a way of removing my votes from comments?

From this mother meta post 1.You can unupvote a comment within one minute and should not navigate away. 2.Once you un-upvote a comment you can not upvote it again. Moderators cannot reverse the ...
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Can comments deleted by one moderator be restored by another?

1) A Moderator can undelete comments which are deleted by other Moderators. A Mod may undelete comments deleted by other mod with or without edits if it is relevant to the post. 2) Moderators can't ...
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How to hide links within texts in comments?

This is old thread but for the trivial information. There is a help button below the Add Comment button which opens the comment editing markdown help div. Which have the short editing manual for ...
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How to deal with comments which are disrespectful towards Hindu Rishis, beliefs, gods?

Yes, you can flag such comments. Moderators will review/investigate flags and will take necessary action. Related article from Help Centre: What if I see someone doing something bad? Flagging a ...
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Why down voting comments not allowed?

As suggested by @TheDestroyer, this is already covered in below post & its duplicate: Why was "downvoting comments" declined? Should this feature be revisited? To me the major blocker ...
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Should the comments which attempt to answer questions be flagged for deletion?

TL;DR: New users: Educate them to not use comments as answers. Send them here. Then flag for deletion. Users that already know the rules and still do it anyway: Flag for deletion straightaway. From ...
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Should the comments which attempt to answer questions be flagged for deletion?

If we look at the purpose of comment feature, comments are not for answering the questions. This is clear from the FAQ: Comments exist so that users can talk about questions and answers without ...
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How to correctly use the new flag reason for comments "unfriendly or unkind"?

The explanation is already given in the page: No subtle put-downs or unfriendly language. Even if you don’t intend it, this can have a negative impact on others. Some examples are also given in ...
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Why is comment deleted, which was pointing out mistake in an answer?

Because the comment was creating NOISE. I had flagged your comment under my answer with following: User is imposing own thinking on OP without any credible source. In the Qn section, it's ...
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So can I use a comment as an answer to the question?

Yes, go ahead. It is a bad practice to write answers in comments. It's discouraged. Many users fail to understand the difference between a comment and an answer. Some think comments are for answers ...
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How to handle translation issues in answer or some part of answer is wrong or an altogether wrong answer?

Can other users comment on such posts to point out mistakes or translation issues? Yes, they certainly can because that's what comments are for. But some people prefer to downvote instead of leaving ...
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How many comments I have posted - Is this info found somewhere?

One simple way is to click: [any profile] > Activity > all actions > comments See below:
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When users are removed are the votes they had cast on comments removed as well?

Short Answer: No the votes on the comments don't get removed when the user is removed. Long Answer: Comment votes can be easily gamed by users with the association bonus
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Why have the comments on this question been deleted?

In this case, except two comments others are deleted by one of us. For those two comments, we mod team decided to undelete only one as they come under exceptional criteria. Those criteria are already ...
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So can I use a comment as an answer to the question?

Why don't they simply post it as an answer? Because this site has very strict standards for answers. We have the Back It Up! Rule. Wikipedia- and blog-based answers are discouraged. Writing quality ...
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When comments are "no longer needed", instead of deleting them all why were they moved to chat (inspite of being flagged for deletion)?

Comments marked as "no longer needed", are to be deleted, if the flag is acceptable. "Not constructive" => "Rude or abusive" or "No longer needed"? ... so ...
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What to do with those comments that ask for reason for downvotes?

Asking "why downvote" is allowed, but not recommended, especially for the experienced users. For the new users, asking for feedback may turn out to be constructive. The similar question from the main ...
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How to deal with comments which are disrespectful towards Hindu Rishis, beliefs, gods?

Respect is most important thing we should maintain in posts and comments. But in some cases it is "subjective" to decide whether post or comment is offensive or not. Tour page says Hinduism ...
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What do we do with the comments which give wrong information and posted on wrong assumptions?

What can be done with comments? As you pointed out in your question, comments cannot be edited (even by their writers after the first 5 minutes!), cannot be downvoted, and do not support their own ...
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Comments getting removed mysteriously

As commented by @TheDestroyer , any comment if flagged goes through loads of regexes and we are not really sure which regex would have caused deletion. But in your case, it might be the words "...
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Should the comments which attempt to answer questions be flagged for deletion?

Good question. Short term solution: Yes, flag for moderator attention. Let the moderator use his/her discretion to determine if the comment adds value. If they see no value, they can delete it. Long ...
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How do we prevent chats from being deleted?

There is criteria of automatic deletion of chatrooms, quoting here: Will these rooms exist forever? Rooms will exist indefinitely, so long as there is at least one person actively talking in the room....
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What to do with those comments that ask for reason for downvotes?

As mentioned in other answers, flag those comments as "It's no longer needed". Comments like "why the downvote" are chatty and may even lead to intense debate. Since Comments are often used to ask ...
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What to do with those comments that ask for reason for downvotes?

Yes, they are flaggable as "It's No Longer Needed" and will be deleted. Go ahead and flag. See a canonical post When does a comment become unnecessary? for more unnecessary comments. Under this ...
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How to deal with comments which are disrespectful towards Hindu Rishis, beliefs, gods?

Since Mod has already replied and is accepted. Another POV in my answer, which is more specific to the "comment" in Qn. Probably I am the rare one who think that the comment was Not rude or ...
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