One screenshot will explain it the best:


It shouldn't be there - appeared right after posting the comment. When reloading the page it disappears so something goes awry with the AJAX handling.

Clicking it is reloading the existing comment(s) and open the new comment text box.

  • I had just started writing a question reporting this exact bug. Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 20:31
  • Except, this was from March 2012, but now it's September 2013...??? Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 20:33
  • @Jerry it's a different bug, already reported and a dev confirmed it but also said it's pointless to fix at this point. Anyhow, it's showing only after you edit a comment of yours, not adding, so different enough to deserve its own report. Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 20:59

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This was a race condition between posting a comment and displaying it now that realtime comments are enabled here on meta. This bug will die on the next deploy.

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    Goodbye dear bug, and thanks for all the fish! Commented Mar 22, 2012 at 19:32
  • Jut in case you didn't notice, here is related issue Commented Apr 24, 2012 at 10:48
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    FYI I am experiencing this bug, and this is well over a year after this was reported and fixed. Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 20:33

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