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The recent auto-comment-on-close feature is a good thing; however I wonder if most close voters are aware that their close vote triggers a comment being posted in their name, because they won't see it unless they refresh the page.

I suggest to AJAX-reload the comments or at least auto-refresh the page when the vote triggered a comment.

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That would be helpful. I only recently discovered this functionality had been implemented after leaving a comment on a question I had voted to close as dupe. After a page refresh, I saw a comment had already been left on my behalf. I can see this causing a lot of unintentional duplicate comments by users who are unaware of this behavior. –  raven Apr 13 '10 at 12:38

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The auto-generated comment is now loaded via ajax.

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Jeff & @Jarrod, could this be broken? I've not seen this for a while. (I do see the "close" link change into "close (1)", but not the comment.) –  Arjan Apr 21 '11 at 12:34
    
@Arjan: Yep, that was broken. Fixed in the next build. –  balpha May 16 '11 at 16:36

It's a bit jarring to see a comment from you when revisiting a question you've voted to close. Makes you wonder what else you've been doing that you don't really remember.

AJAX-reloading the comments would allow you to see the comment and further edit it to add more information as to why you think it's a dupe, if you so please (I sometimes do that).

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If you've been to college, then you should be used to this feeling. –  tvanfosson Apr 13 '10 at 14:37

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