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This possible bug report is similar to the bug in "An answer is loading up blank, and other viewing anomalies" that was deemed not-reproducible. I can reproduce something similar with more recent app & Android versions.

  • App Version: 1.0.34 (original report; is still present in 1.0.38, 1.0.42)

  • Android Version: 4.4

  • Device: Motorola Droid Maxx

In the examples below, you can see some blank answer bodies. These are on different sites, and represent answers with both edited and non-edited text. In the first example, I clicked on the top answer tab to get to the answers, and in the second example I clicked on the bottom "View n Answers" button. (Trying to be a good little tester!)

Because I've seen this blank-answer-body intermittently over the past couple weeks (before the May 7 update), my process to test was just to go to the first site I frequent and then systematically click through the question list until I found a question with answers in which at least one answer was blank. For all three sites shown below, it was within the first 5 or 7 questions sorted by newest. Please note that I have seen many questions with several answers, none of which were blank. It is truly intermittent.

Example blank answer body at Workplace.SE:

Example blank answer body at Workplace.SE

Example blank answer body at Programmers.SE:

Example blank answer body at Programmers.SE

Example blank answer body at UX.SE:

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And now here's the kicker, which makes me think this is some sort of content-loading latency issue rather than a rendering issue:

I returned to the left-side menu, selected the User Experience site, picked the same question as above, and then clicked the top answer tab to view answers again, and lo and behold the text is there:

Answer has text now

I then went back to the other questions with blank answers, shown above, and the answer bodies were no longer blank.

I am happy to go through more tests/paths and do screenshots if it is helpful.

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I experienced a very similar behaviour with a asus memopad, details described here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/231426/… I don't see any question or answer text at all. –  Daniel May 11 '14 at 12:49
-1. Not enough freehand circles. –  Second Rikudo May 15 '14 at 8:44
@SecondRikudo So what? +1 if not for the quality of the post, then to revert your downvote. –  yo' May 17 '14 at 17:06
@tohecz: You need to visit meta some more. TL;DR, it's a joke, I didn't really downvote him :) –  Second Rikudo May 17 '14 at 17:30
@SecondRikudo Sorry, I missed it's a joke in this case. Because once when I asked a question here, I got really downvoted quite a lot of times solely for that thing. Since then, I'm in the anti-anti-circle movement :) –  yo' May 17 '14 at 17:32
FWIW, it's "her", and I got the joke. :) –  jcmeloni May 17 '14 at 19:03
@tohecz I really doubt you were really downvoted for lack of circles, more likely the downvoter disagreed with something you actually said or suggested in your post. –  Shadow Wizard Jun 20 '14 at 20:30
The way things render (for me?) is that the body of questions/answers is last to populate. Perhaps this is caused by losing the connection to the api at a specific moment (or reading the question title etc. from cache and failing to load from the offline api or some other such intermittent/punctual scenario). –  AD7six Jun 21 '14 at 9:35
I experience the same problem on a Tesco Hudl tablet (7" display). meta.stackexchange.com/questions/237940/… –  Mentatmatt Aug 12 '14 at 13:11

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