The last couple days I've been largely unable to delete comments and perform some other actions on Music. Occasionally it works after a fresh page load but it seems to be completely at random.
Actions that don't work:
- Deleting comments
- Editing comments
- Upvoting comments
- Flagging comments
- Removing tags by clicking the
- Adding tags by clicking on a suggestion when editing
Actions that work fine:
- Flagging posts
- Editing posts
- Voting to close
I'd guess that the things that don't work are related somehow, relying on some sort of AJAX mechanism that's broken? Obviously I have no idea what's going on behind the scenes.
This happens in both Chrome 19 and IE8 on Windows 7 x64. The Android site doesn't seem to be affected right now, but I have encountered this problem previously both on Android and Music (it resolved itself after a few days) so I thought I should bring this to MSO.
I have diffed the page source between a page when it was working and when it was not, and found no differences other than timestamps. As such I'd assume this is related to an asset like a script, or perhaps something server-side. (Based on jadarnel27's answer I think that is misleading, I don't trust Chrome to have properly showed the source of the actual page it was showing to me.)
I can consistently "fix" it (very temporarily) by performing two hard refreshes (Ctrl+F5) in Chrome. Yes, always two. It's very weird, and separately confirmed.