On SO, if you submit a comment on an answer but the answer has been deleted in the meantime then you get an error along the lines of:
You may only submit one comment every 15 seconds; resetting timer
rather than notification that the answer has been deleted from underneath you. Or at least I do - maybe 10Ks can still comment on deleted posts?
I've seen this two or three times now. This may be this issue.
Thanks to Jon Seigel and Nick Craver for trying to reproduce - sorry it didn't work :-/ My exact observations were
- I try to write a comment on an answer (that I think is wrong)
- I get the error above when I submit the comment
- I refresh the page to try again and the answer is gone
I didn't think about reporting it on meta until later so I'd lost the exact details and didn't grab a screenshot. I'll keep an eye out for this and come back if I get this again. (Or if I can convince my colleague to lend me his SO account I'll have a go reproducing myself over lunch.)
OK, happened again today: I tried to comment on an answer to this question which I thought was wrong but by the time I submitted the comment the answer had been deleted:
Firefox 4.0b10 in case that matters.