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I just saw this comment flag in the mod queue:

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Note the red background styling and the lack of a delete button.

Turns out that it's a comment on this post which was deleted yesterday.

This may just be a flag that got accidentally unhandled, but it could also be a more serious bug.

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Possibly linked to this problem? –  paddy Jul 28 '13 at 22:03
Could it be it was deleted after being flagged? –  Cole Johnson Jul 29 '13 at 4:20
@cole deletion clears comment flags –  Manishearth Jul 29 '13 at 5:06
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

It's an issue in the new flag backfill code - certain flags that should have been marked as handled weren't.

Fixing now.

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Interestingly, I'm able to edit it. (which means that I can edit any deleted comment via AJAX). Doubt that that is a problem though. Editing it temporary dismisses it, but it springs back up on refresh. –  Manishearth Jun 25 '13 at 23:56
@Manishearth: Why would you edit a deleted comment, though? It can’t be brought back, can it? –  minitech Jun 26 '13 at 0:03
@minitechη I wouldn't. Which is why I said that it wasn't a problem. Also, comment undeletion is status-planned –  Manishearth Jun 26 '13 at 0:10
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