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I have been notified of a comment left for an answer of mine. In the notification, I see a character that doesn't appear in the comment.


The comment's text is the following one:

hate can be used as a noun? So I could say `my hate`?
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The comment was edited, the notification always show only the first revision and I fear we don't have any "comment revision history". :/ – Shadow Wizard Feb 6 '13 at 16:00
How didn't I notice that? I was sure I didn't see the "pencil" icon when I looked the comment. Sigh! I need to stop asking question, and count until 100 before asking any new question. – kiamlaluno Feb 6 '13 at 16:05
I thought the notification would show the comment as it currently appears, though. – kiamlaluno Feb 6 '13 at 16:06
Nope, as far as I know and it also makes sense the comment text is copied as is and added as notification. It's not a "pointer/reference" to the actual live comment. See this answer: As for edits, we're unlikely to ever reflect those in the inbox – Shadow Wizard Feb 6 '13 at 16:09
Strange, I was sure that, at least in one occasion, what I saw was the comment as edited, not the original one. It's time to eat more fish, or buy new eyeglasses. ;) – kiamlaluno Feb 6 '13 at 16:14
@kiamlaluno we also know the inbox text is a copy from the fact that a comment can be entered and then deleted and still appear in the @ target's inbox – AakashM Feb 6 '13 at 16:18
@AakashM That is a good point. Still, I know I didn't get a notification about a comment simply for the fact the post for which the comment was posted has been deleted. That is because who wrote the comment was not a moderator; if the comment comes from a moderator, the notification is always given, even when the post is deleted. – kiamlaluno Feb 6 '13 at 16:35
Well, maybe the comment author edited it to add the @kiamlaluno so you saw the edited version. – Shadow Wizard Feb 6 '13 at 20:03

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