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Questions handling comments using the API. Or, posts of Scripts / Apps / Libraries that facilitate dealing with comments on Stack Exchange sites.

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Getting 405 when trying to post a comment

I'm trying to post a comment to The API Sandbox, I did one using the interactive documentation, but when trying to use my own code, it doesn't work. Instead, I get status code 405 (Method not allowed) ...
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Activity Indicator - see if you participated in a Q&A at a glance

About Activity Indicator is a userscript that displays a, well, indicator and some useful stats about your interactions with a given post. Inspired by this feature request, upon opening a post, the ...
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User script to auto flag NLN (no longer needed) comments

Screenshot About The user script uses multiple search keyword combinations via RegEx to catch NLN (no longer needed) comments and send them to the chat room. Currently, the script is running in this ...
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How do I add a comment to a post through the Stack Exchange API?

I want to add an comment to a specific post so, how do I get its ID and how do I authorize it. I want it to done through the Stack Exchange API interface.
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"edited" key always return false. even though it shows edited on site

CommentID: 1193255 On site Meta Stack Exchange The Api returns edited as false However if you see the comment itself, you can see it has been edited. Is there something that I am missing here?
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API returns flags options for election comments while flagging them isn't possible

When trying to retrieve the flag options on a comment, e.g. on the currently active one on Skeptics.SE (but it works for any election): https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/comment-flag-options#id=...
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Unable to post a comment using the interactive API documentation

I'm trying to to integrate the Stack Exchange API in my application. I'm trying the authentication but when I got the token and used it it gave a write_access issue. That issue was resolved when I ...
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How can I the question detail page and add comments like the Stack Exchange app?

Can we get the list of data when clicking on a specific question and display the question detail page like the Stack Exchange app? I can't find the API to get them so far, so I decided to display the ...
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I downvote because UI

An integration of the idownvotedbecau.se website I made a userscript which adds a simple popup whenever you are downvoting a question, which lets you choose from a set of reasons on why you did it. ...
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StackExchange – Expand Hidden Comments

In principle that what Expand all comments script does, but with two major differences: Scrolls the page back to the initial target of the corresponding link you selected (i.e. to question, question ...
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Comment History Checker - See comment score and your deleted comments at a glance

Comment History Checker ( install ) (github) This is a userscript which saves all comments you post into a local database (IndexedDB). When you want to review them, go to your profile's ...
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Automate the process of flagging non constructive comments from User Supplied data

Warning While entering a comment ID, you should be careful because some comments may be removed with a single flag (if it already have some flags). Some comments may still constructive even if it ...
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Get Comment markdown, copy comment code to clipboard

About: This userscript adds flyover buttons to every comment to fetch that comment's code (markdown). Reference this post, and this post on Meta Stack Overflow. Features: The markdown is paste-...
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CommentDeleter ColorMatcher™

About Makes the "Delete" button on comments match the other comment links. Created in response to this post on Meta SO. Download Get it on GitHub, or from here: // ==UserScript== // @name ...
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Request for user script to change the comment delete button from the word "Delete" to the old gray X

A few hours ago, the system was changed to show the comment delete button as the word "Delete" rather than the gray X that it's been using for years. However, I find this a little intrusive and ...
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Automatically add OP's name in comments on StackExchange sites

Automatically add OP's name in comments on StackExchange sites Converts [user] in a comment to be posted to the OP's username. Originally created to allow comment snippets with [user] included to be ...
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Expand all comments script

The following script for Tampermonkey (multi browser) or Greasemonkey (Firefox) automatically expands all comments which are normally hidden behind the "show ... more comments" link: The code is ...
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Bulk flag comments

About I often go through my previous questions on SO/SE and find a lot of them have long resolved discussions. Ideally, I should raise a post flag and say "all comments below are obsolete; please ...
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Automated ROT13 spoiler comments

About Spoilers get used pretty heavily on Puzzling.SE, and people have taken to using rot13 in comments (and chat) since there's no official spoiler mark-up outside of questions/answers. That's ...
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Comment keyboard shortcuts

About This userscript adds keyboard shortcuts to StackExchange comments. The default ones are: Ctrl+B (bold), Ctrl+I (italic), Ctrl+K (code), and Ctrl+L (link). You can yourself extend this with more ...
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Get everything touched by a user?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to compile all "post threads" (Questions and all related Answers and Comments) where a specific user owns any of the {Question, Answer or [a comment on either the ...
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Regional 12-hour timestamps

This script is a modification of Kip's "Display absolute timestamps (in local time)"; I have his permission to post this. Most of the credit for the script goes to him. About This script ...
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Share short link to comment

1. Request It would be nice, if will be script for share short links to comments on Stack Exchange sites, not long links. 2. Justification I found out, that links to comments may be short. For ...
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Comments have incorrect `can_flag` values for at least 2 different API routes

I am trying to see and show whether a comment on question/answer is flagged by the authenticated user. But whenever I use /questions/{ids}, can_flag is true irregardless of whether the user (me) can ...
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Field "comment_count" is not always returned by API

I am making a request with a custom filter that includes the "comment_count" field of the question type. My custom filter is !RtdMEtslKF6Z()NqpDUFZ58R6twu-.4V48gn0furqA*7_BL1. However, when I'm ...
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Heat Detector - analysing comments to find heat

General Heat detector is a StackApp whose goal is to catch offensive, rude, snarky comments, and comments that leads to abusive content (offensive, spam posts, or previous offensive comments). It is ...
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Can I retrieve question comment count as part of a search query?

I'm looking for a comment_count property in the results of /search/advanced to get a count of comments under a question. Is there an undocumented q for /search/advanced that gives a comment_count ...
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Magic Links Enhancer

This userscript adds a way to quickly link to posts, help pages, privileges and links across the Stack Exchange sites. It uses @M'vy's idea of having a basic format of [SITE:type:id], and works the ...
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Make your own custom "magic links" for comments!

There are loads of feature requests on Meta for adding specific 'magic links' to comments. (links that expand, eg. [edit] -> [edit](/posts/id/edit)). So I made a userscript that allows you to create ...
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SE Comment Preview - An attempt to add real-time previewing for comments

Screenshot About This script creates a new live preview directly beneath any comment you compose or edit. When writing a comment with a lot of formatting, especially one containing some ...
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Early warning for new questions with problematic tags or titles

Leaves a temporary comment on new Stack Exchange questions with problematic tags or titles. Some of the issues detected by the bot: a non-descriptive title a vague tag used as the only tag all tags ...
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Stack Exchange Notifications: inbox, achievements, score, improve text editor and lightbox

Install Chrome Firefox Edge Opera Note: you can install developer edtion (inclusive in google chrome) if download from https://github.com/brcontainer/stack-exchange-notifications/releases and ...
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Self-destructing comments

I've made a userscript that allows you to self-destruct comments that you've made. You can get it at Github. Get started install Tampermonkey, or Greasemonkey get an access token install the script ...
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Request for self destructing comments

What would I like? I would like comments that can self destruct after a set amount of time. Why? I often add a comment that doesn't need to stay around, like saying thanks to a user, or telling them I ...
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QuickComment2: Automatic keyboard-only comment snippets

This is a vastly improved version of QuickComment: comment shortcuts to cut down on tedium. See that post for more information. See the Github repo for instructions on how to install and use ...
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Why is comment_count=1 (incorrectly) when this particular filter is used?

We're seeing that, when a particular filter we've created is used, the API will return "comment_count": 1 for questions with no comments. For a search for questions with no answers, ordered by ...
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Answerer Name comment highlighter [duplicate]

Update: This has been added to my Optional Features userscript - please go there for the latest version. After reading this, I really liked the idea, so I made a Userscript to highlight answerer's ...
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How do display names relate to at-mentions?

Display names seem to be able to use full-on Unicode, but this is not so for at-mentions (Comment-replies). At the very least, spaces are stripped when doing an at-mention for Test User; this would ...
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Filter doesn't consistently return comment bodies

I've been trying to set up a filter I can use with /questions/{id}/answers/ (using the UI at this link), which returns the following fields: answer: answer_id body_markdown comments ...
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"error_id":500,"error_message":"this error has been logged","error_name":"internal_error"

I developed an application, user can give vote down or up to question or comments but when I send the request to the API of the stackexchenge the response it is not true and this back to me error ...
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The field body_markdown is not returned for comments [duplicate]

Using the method questions-by-ids to get the comments on a particular question, I do not get body_markdown returned despite it being selected in the filter. Here is the test query to reproduce the ...
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Bypass character limits in comments

Screenshot About Complaints on meta were raised about the threshold of 15 chars for comments, and even though many people agree that it shouldn't be there, this request was status-declined. Using ...
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Comment Separator Fix

This fix is now included in the Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP) v1.20.0 About We have this nicely formatted toolbar with all of the moderation tools we need below questions: So, why is it ...
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QuickComment: comment shortcuts to cut down on tedium

QuickComment quick SE comments for quick SE people Description Tired of typing the same thing over and over again? Now, with QuickComment, you can type ";;linkonly" (for example) and have it expand ...
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Comment Saver - Unposted comments are saved between page loads

Simply stores unposted comments (using HTML5 localStorage) between page loads, so that if you leave the page you don't lose your comment. Currently a bit hacky, but it works. User Script: https://...
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API v2.1 supports write access, but is anyone using it?

Over the weekend, I attended an NHS "Hackday" where we tried to solve a problem one of the junior doctors brought. We hacked together a stack exchange alternative for medical doctors to ask questions. ...
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Auto-comment Close Reasons

Description This script will automagically fill the comment box for you when you vote to close with the reason you are voting to close for! That way the user that asked the question can know what is ...
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Auto-Add A Comment When Closing

About Automatically adds a comment when closing a question, with the text taken directly from the close reason you chose, so that the OP can see why their question may be being downvoted, and improve ...
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Allow convert-to-comment without confirmation and even if there are comments

This userscript allows moderators to use the "convert to comment" button even if the answer has comments. It also removes the annoying confirm() prompt when converting an answer to a comment....
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Runtime error getting thrown with certain parameters on older 1.1 methods

This v1.1 URL is creating a runtime error: http://api.stackapps.com/1.1/comments&min=1323731212 Example output:
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