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On this deleted answer, there is a comment which I am able to click the up arrow (great comment button) on. The vote registers, as in, it changes the arrow to orange, however when I refresh the page my upvote is not reflected.

Is this desired? Should there not be a message such as "This comment in on a deleted answer; the comment cannot be voted on"?

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Does it matter? The answer is deleted. – Oded Nov 8 '11 at 17:12
Does it really matter? The number of people who are going to see that answer is relatively small (10K+ users only) and the number of those who want to up-vote deleted comments is even smaller. – ChrisF Nov 8 '11 at 17:12

That used to trigger an alert saying

Comments on deleted answers cannot be upvoted

Recent , I assume

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I suspect someone at SE corporate is trying to slim down the page a bit. The error message is kinda superfluous. – Robert Harvey Nov 8 '11 at 17:14

On Meta Stack Overflow, which is using revision 2011.11.8.6 of the code (instead of the revision 2011.11.8.4 used on Stack Overflow), voting a comment on a deleted post doesn't show an error message, and the vote seems accepted.


When you refresh the page, the comment is shown as not voted.


This means the vote was not really recorded, also because (as pointed out from Anna Lear) there should be a 1 close the the black arrow, which is missing in the first screenshot I shown.

It simply happens that the error message is not shown anymore, but the vote is not recorded.

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If it was fully accepted, there would be number "1" beside it. It seems like the voting didn't finish. What happens if you refresh the page? – Adam Lear Nov 8 '11 at 18:21
That is why I said, "the vote seems accepted." :-) The second screenshot shows what happens when I refresh the page. – kiamlaluno Nov 8 '11 at 18:24
Oh, derp. I missed the sentence between the images. :) – Adam Lear Nov 8 '11 at 18:33

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