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When comments get folded in popular questions, the "show x more comments" link will not (or according to @Gabe's finding, sometimes not) work if you are not logged in. Cursory debugging shows that the comments HTML does get loaded properly, but somehow isn't inserted into the DOM.


I think I have noticed this on other sites as well.

Tested in Chrome 10 and FF 4 on Windows 7.

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Of all the ones I tried in IE8, the Tortoise one is the only one that didn't work. – Gabe Apr 1 '11 at 16:53
Pekka, are you trolling? I didn't try to verify your post, just an odd feeling based on ... I don't know. – Erik Apr 1 '11 at 17:20
It's inserted into the DOM, it's just that loader isn't removing .dno from #comments-64365. The link should work fine for posts that already have at least one comment visible, since they don't have the .dno on their .comments element to begin with. – Tim Stone Apr 1 '11 at 17:31
up vote 7 down vote accepted

Nice catch, considering you're presumably logged in most of the time.

We recently separated out the active (i.e. posting, editing, voting, etc.) and passive (i.e. reading) comment functionality in the JavaScript, as part of our quest to factor out parts that anonymous users don't actually need (so as to improve page load time for people arriving with an empty cache).

The code that removed the display: none from comment divs that initially were fully hidden somehow got lost on that journey.

Fixed now.

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