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I sometimes find myself starting to write a comment, then deciding otherwise and leaving the page with the unfinished comment still in the input field.

However, I've had it 2 or 3 times now that the comment got posted anyway.

Is this a bug?

All the instances I noticed were on Meta if that makes a difference; in all cases, the respective page/tab was open for a long time (a couple of minutes).

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Never happened to me. – juergen d Feb 25 '13 at 14:37
I've noticed that the Add Comment button does respond to the enter key... maybe you identically hit enter when the box had focus? – psubsee2003 Feb 25 '13 at 14:38
@psu - that happens to me all the time when working with dual screens... First world problems :-P – Lix Feb 25 '13 at 14:40
I've had it happen a couple of times that I was writing a comment, then a dialog popped up, and when closing the dialog by pressing the return key, that additionally posted the unfinished comment. – Daniel Fischer Feb 25 '13 at 14:42
I always click to close this stuff, so it seems unlikely I pressed Enter. I can't easily repro the problem though - I just left a comment open for 20 minutes and left the page, nothing happened – Pëkka Feb 25 '13 at 15:01
Never seen this unless I also accidentally hit "enter". The alternative - inadvertently navigating away while writing a comment, thus losing it completely - happens to me fairly often. – Shog9 Feb 28 '13 at 1:23
I reported a similar but not identical issue. – Lilienthal Nov 22 '14 at 22:31

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