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One of my recent responses in Stack Overflow includes a comment that just says "commented on" with no question title, and there is no link to the question, so I can't click on it to see where it's coming from.

This seems like a bug. (is it a deleted question?)

The particular comment is by Idigas and the comment is "@S.Lott - nice one.", but I have no idea which question so I can't link to it for you.

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Here's the answer it was posted on (found by going to ldigas' recent activity page): stackoverflow.com/questions/471313/… – Jon Seigel Aug 17 '10 at 2:17
to whoever "-1"'d this question: would you care to comment why? not like I care about rep on meta-SO, but if you feel like throwing stones for a legitimate question, please don't do so anonymously. – Jason S Aug 17 '10 at 12:51

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The main /users/recent query was recently tuned like a Ferrari and it makes an assumption that answers have null titles. Your reported bug exposed a much older time in our code where somehow answer titles could have empty strings (which is no longer the case).

We're fixing the data, which will fix this issue - thanks for finding it!

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It looks fixed for my particular answer. thanks! – Jason S Aug 17 '10 at 12:49

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