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The following comment just showed up in my activity:

He may have just phrased that clumsily. The out-of-the-box membership provider will reset a password, not resend it. I agree that sending the original password would be a security hole.

I probably wrote that -- it sounds like me -- but not recently. But the timestamp on both the question page and my recent activity shows it as three hours ago, when I was asleep.

So I think there's a bug here.

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Maybe you were sleep-commenting. – jjnguy Feb 23 '11 at 13:42
Seen this before, was similarly wildly confused before I saw the deleted answer – Yi Jiang Feb 23 '11 at 14:01
A conscious SO user is always awake sheepdogging his comments :D – Dr. belisarius Feb 23 '11 at 14:53
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This behavior was a bit confusing so we did make a tweak here.

In the next build, the last activity date (if there is one) or the creation date of the answer will be used when converting it to a comment. Also, comments on that answer will retain their timestamps when moved (if they're moved at all, this is still a moderator's choice).

Note, this won't retroactively affect previously converted comments, just going forward.

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Possibly you already considered this and decided it was worth it, but if a post and its associated comments get converted into comments on another thread that already has comments around the same time, the two threads will get intermingled and probably make no sense – Michael Mrozek Feb 23 '11 at 15:39
@Michael - Indeed! This can possibly some of the time, often though that (what was an answer) wasn't relative to the comment stream anyway. Also, by default we don't convert the comments, that's rather rare, so hopefully that's not the case often. The alternative is a confusing out of place comment (or comments) potentially years after the question (or other answer...whatever it goes with) that makes even less sense. – Nick Craver Feb 23 '11 at 15:54

A moderator converted Malfist's answer and all its comments to comments on the question. Whenever we move answers and comments this way, they get a new timestamp.

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That makes sense to me as a programmer. As a site user, it's surprising. – Craig Stuntz Feb 23 '11 at 13:47
@Craig: I agree. It would be better if the original timestamp was retained. – Bill the Lizard Feb 23 '11 at 13:50
I used to think that, but if a post and its associated comments get converted into comments on another thread that already has comments around the same time, the two threads get intermingled and it makes no sense – Michael Mrozek Feb 23 '11 at 15:30
@Michael: Ah, I hadn't thought of that. I guess it is better to give them new timestamps so that group stays together in the comment thread. – Bill the Lizard Feb 23 '11 at 15:32

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