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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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AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for SE

No more re-typing the same comments over and over! This script adds a little 'auto' link next to all comments boxes. When you click the link, you see a popup with 6 configurable auto-comments (canned ...
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"Reply" links on comments

Screenshot About This user script adds a little "reply" link to each comment. Clicking this link will fetch the rest of the comments, if some of them were hidden show the "add comment&...
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Threaded comments

History June 6, 2012: Fixed an issue that can cause major problems with chat. December 17, 2013: Fix an incompatibility with the Winter Bash code. Screenshot Before: After: About Instead of ...
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SE Comment Link Helper

About This userscript automatically converts raw Stack Exchange question URLs into the form [title](link) before submitting comments by grabbing their titles from the API. This is similar to ...
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SE Modifications -- Username autocomplete in comments, inline revision source, and utility links

Screenshot About This userscript adds four main features: Various utility links on posts and in the top bar Inline viewing of post revision source Markdown on the post history page Links on comment ...
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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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Disable enter for submitting comments

About This user script disables the default behavior of the enter key submitting a comment. With this script installed, you must explicitly click the Add Comment button to submit your comment. ...
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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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Add keyboard shortcuts to comments

Question code is obsolete. But the answer code and the code linked in the comments still work. About This script adds Ctrl+B (bold), Ctrl+I (italic), Ctrl+K (code), and Ctrl+L (link) shortcuts to ...
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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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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-...
Brock Adams's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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Comment Templates Context Menu, an auto-comments user script

If you are tired of typing the same comments into Stack Exchange sites over and over, you can use this add-on to insert any of your frequently written comments with a couple clicks. Installation ...
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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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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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User's Comments: returning 500 error?

It looks like when I try to get the comments of a user that has "a huge number" of comments, I get a 500 error. Jon Skeet's comments, 500 error: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/22656/comments ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
Gaurang Tandon's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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Sorting comments by votes doesn't return 0 score comments

I have a query: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/16822/comments?sort=votes This doesn't return comments with no votes, setting min to 0 doesn't work. This query includes them all, but isn't ...
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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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Comments in user timeline are returning Markdown

In users/{id}/timeline, the detail field for comment events is formatted with Markdown and not HTML. Is it normal? I saw in the question Comments are returning markdown that the API should return HTML ...
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Retrieving comments received by a user

I want to retrieve all comments directed to a particular user (rather than comments posted by that user) within a particular time period (e.g. last 24 hours). I don't want just "mentions", which are ...
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Methods that return comments document body and comments parameters but they do nothing

Methods that return comments document the "body" and "comments" parameters, but they have no effect on the results, which cannot include comments and always include the body. Specific methods: /...
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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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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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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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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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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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/comments?fromdate is broken?

The following url should return 0 comments: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/comments?fromdate=9999999999 Instead it returns all comments, not actually filtering by fromdate at all. It happens on ...
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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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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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