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Vote counts for all my comments

Is there a page where I can find all my comments along with their vote count?
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Obsolete flag after upvoting comment

I upvoted someone else's comment and later edited the answer that it was commenting on, making the comment obsolete. It doesn't seem possible for me to flag the comment now, but is it still possible ...
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Auto-resolve local URLs in comments too

When local ELU URLs are added to question and answer fields, they are automatically resolved into question titles. For example, if I paste a random link such as this one, Reason for the current trend ...
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Answers in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are answers being posted in the comments on the question? Lately I've noticed a lot of questions - particularly single word requests - where answers are given in the ...
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Should we blacklist "lmgtfy" comments?

As was mentioned in this Meta question recently, comments that post a "lmgtfy" link can be seen as insulting. Other sites, like Stack Overflow, have already blacklisted this domain. Before we take ...
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Short answers to GR (General Reference) questions should not be converted to comments

Short answers to GR (General Reference) questions should not be converted to comments. The best way to deal with a short answer to a GR question is the usual way: close the GR question, and ultimately ...
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Close Reason Comments

We've been seeing a lot of comments lately that are somewhat along the lines of Off-topic. Voting to close. or This is too localized. [remainder of comment...] Essentially, these comments are ...
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Should downvotes require comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it not mandatory to provide comments on a down-vote? Some questions can be unclear, and most users are nice enough to leave a comment on the question to let OP know ...
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Why are my comments deleted?

Hello, Congratulations -- you are one of the top new English Language and Usage - Stack Exchange users for the week of Aug 6 2012! http://stackexchange.com/leagues/week/english/2012-08-06 ...
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Why '@' salutation was not rendered

I just posted a comment beginning with @username, and my @username part of the comment was not rendered (it was the first word in the comment). Why is that so?
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Comment or answer?

I sometimes hesitate using answer or comment. In this case I didn't hesitate because I didn't think giving a link was worth an answer. (I suppose my subconscious was reluctant to see me gain undue ...
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How do I add a comment?

I have seen people add a comment but I can't see that link anywhere in my questions. Is there a need for a certain amount of reputation to comment?
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What does "comment everywhere" mean?

It must mean something different from what I'd thought: this user joined today and has never asked or answered anything, and has 1 reputation. However, this question has a comment by the same user. ...
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Is the "obsolete" flag applicable even to comments that have already re-written as answer?

In "Agreed" or "agreed to" there is a comment that has been re-written as answer. Is flagging the comment as obsolete correct, in this case? In which other cases should a comment ...
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Can a comment upvote "bump" a thread?

If you see this soon enough, you should be able to click here and see that a question was just bumped to the top of the "active" page. The last activity for hours was me posting a comment, and it ...
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Comment flagging - condition where "please select a reason" warning appears but flag reason dialog does not

I happened to be flagging two comments as obsolete (on this answer, comments referring to a completed edit). I flagged the first, then clicked the second flag button, and upon trying to flag (I am ...
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Should the contrast of the highlighted OP's name in comments be increased? Use this GM script if you want it changed now.

Spot the OP! Old: New: Here is a link to the Greasemonkey sript (works in Firefox, most probably also in Chrome). George made this for me. I cannot thank him enough: this is great! Note that you ...
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When does discussion veer off-topic in questions related to discrimination in language?

This is prompted by a discussion in comments in this question about a gender issue in English. Comments I (and others) made against Caleb's answer gradually veered into a more general discussion of ...
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Is there a way to search for questions/answers I've commented on?

If someone replies to one of my comments using the @Martha syntax, SE kindly lets me know about it. If someone doesn't use that syntax, or replies to someone else, I'm not notified, so the only way I ...

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