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I suddenly noticed that today the upvote icon and the flag icon disappeared from all comments on stackoverflow.
I looked at the HTML, they seemed to be there, but my IE7 (running on XP SP3) won't display them.

I do see the number of upvotes for a comment though.

I did all sorts of Ctrl+F5'ing and it didn't help.

I also have a stupid feeling it happened after I went from stackoverflow to meta where I wasn't logged in (and probably don't have enough rep to vote up comments) which magically affected my ability to see/use these icons on stackoverflow, too. But it's probably not the case. Just a stupid feeling.

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This is a comment for the purpose of testing. – user27414 Jul 11 '10 at 21:54
    
Are you sure that you are logged in or that you do not try to vote on your own comments? On the other hand: IE? I beg you ... – Ladybug Killer Jul 11 '10 at 21:59
up vote 2 down vote accepted

yes, I can reproduce. This is specific to IE7 and related to the fix we pushed for blind folks.

May 13 updates cause major regressions for screen reader users

Edit - this was an issue with IE7 not rendering display:inline-block correctly for the voting images.

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Please don't undo the change! – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jul 11 '10 at 22:08
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Yeah, just fix it someway :) – GSerg Jul 11 '10 at 22:11
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@gserg well one immediate "fix" is to upgrade to IE8, or use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or even Opera.. – Jeff Atwood Jul 11 '10 at 22:35
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@Jeff Telling users that a fix is to change (or upgrade) browsers is not a fix. Some people are constrained to a particular browsers (company computer for example) and even a portable browser isn't an option. I'm confused though on how IE would break in this situation... – TheLQ Jul 12 '10 at 1:23
    
The fix will be pushed in tonight's deployment. – Jarrod Dixon Jul 12 '10 at 17:12
    
Has this been fixed? I have to run IE7 at work, and I don't see comment voting buttons for either SO or Programmers. – AJ. Dec 9 '10 at 13:26

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