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Why is there a comment in my inbox that doesn't exist?

I'd be surprised if I'm the only one that noticed this (so it is likely a dupe), but I couldn't find any other questions on here that describe what I'm seeing.

They say a picture's worth a thousand words (so I'll give you two):

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The comment text that is showing in the SuperCollider is different than any of the comments on the answer (so I assume it has been deleted). Shouldn't it really only say one comment, with the text for the comment that is on the answer?

UPDATE - Even now that there are additional comments on the answer, the count is still wrong (total of three comments not posted by me, but the box says four comments).

UPDATE - This is a possible dupe of this question, but unless the datacenter moved again, its answer is not helpful.

As requested. This is the answer to which the comments were left (and subsequently deleted). I'm not really sure how to link to the SuperCollider though...

I realize it isn't something to stops the site from operating, just a general annoyance since the information is inaccurate. Is there any chance of it getting fixed?

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    2000 words? tl;dr Mar 23, 2012 at 18:00
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    This behaviour was known, and used to be (ab)used as a form of private messaging by many members. However, I seem to remember that it was supposed to have been "fixed" at some point...
    – Jeremy
    Mar 23, 2012 at 18:00
  • @CodyGray - Oh well, your loss ;)
    – M.Babcock
    Mar 23, 2012 at 18:01
  • @JeremyBanks - I've noticed it in the past on and off. I'm not sure if there is a niche condition causing it.
    – M.Babcock
    Mar 23, 2012 at 18:01
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    The menu's called The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ or just "the supercollider" for short.
    – Jeremy
    Mar 23, 2012 at 19:26
  • @JeremyBanks - Thanks. Question updated! :)
    – M.Babcock
    Mar 23, 2012 at 19:32
  • @YiJiang'sProble_ - I hadn't realized that tag was related. Perhaps a more logical alias tag would make it more obvious.
    – M.Babcock
    Mar 24, 2012 at 2:21
  • @M.Babcock Well, the tag is synonym'd to [stackexchange-menu]
    – Yi Jiang
    Mar 24, 2012 at 2:26
  • @YiJiang'sProble_ - Given the official name of the menu, I would have assumed something more logical (not that I would have guessed it anyway without knowing the official name). Perhaps that'll be my next question :D
    – M.Babcock
    Mar 24, 2012 at 2:28


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