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Can the longer comment bug be fixed?

Recently I noticed that comment with one line includes one extra blank line's space, have a look at to the following image for more clarification,

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In the above image all last three comments with one line is actually leaving one extra blank line. The comment line which has two or more lines looks perfect ( blue one ). I checked old posts and found same thing.

However when you looking at this image,

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It looks like a comment with few words only left one blank line, when you see my comment ( blue one ) is bigger than the above Patrick's and it is not leaving any blank space.

Is this bug or it has been designed like that?

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Can you provide link to the post in the picture? I want to see if I can reproduce this. –  nhahtdh Sep 22 '12 at 6:55
    
@nhahtdh, sure here but as i said it is there in all old posts too –  Lucifer Sep 22 '12 at 6:56
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Upvote a single-line comment and see what happens. –  Joachim Sauer Sep 22 '12 at 6:57
    
@JoachimSauer yeah, it removes that line, –  Lucifer Sep 22 '12 at 6:58
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@Lucifer: the free space is for the "upvote" and "flag" icons, if you can't upvote or flag (for example if you did before or it's your own comment), then that space won't be reserved. –  Joachim Sauer Sep 22 '12 at 7:01
    
@JoachimSauer, yeah, so it is status-by-design, thanks –  Lucifer Sep 22 '12 at 7:03
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Can you understand from the below image?

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It's not a bug.

As Joachim Sauer mentioned in his comment: The free space is for upvote and flag icons.

You can flag/vote comments added by other users. So you can see free space in one liner comments. But if you can't flag/vote any comment (e.g. your own comment or already flagged/voted comment), then that space won't be reserved for one liner comment. (Here is my own example in the image.)

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