On my iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.1, the "add comments" link is completely broken on mobile Stack Overflow only. Desktop Stack Overflow and Meta work fine (as does, I assume, the rest of SE's sites). I have over 7,000 rep and am not on any kind of ban or probation, so I know that's not an issue. Ack, it's just so annoying to use desktop view on an iPhone!

UPDATE: It appears now to be limited to questions that I myself have asked on SO.

UPDATE 2: The iOS 6 beta 1 version of safari has completely disabled the commenting link and the notifications drop down in both mobile and desktop.

  • +1, I'm having the same experience (including your edit) on Android mobile. Jun 16, 2012 at 19:35
  • Reproduced on WebOS. Expanding comments is also broken.
    – Shog9
    Jun 22, 2012 at 2:47
  • Repro on iOS 5.1.1.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jun 22, 2012 at 3:13
  • Same here on Windows Phone 7. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:25
  • @NiranjanKala this is still broken for you? Jun 22, 2012 at 17:25

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This was my bug - I created it while trying to fix accepted answer mechanics for screen readers, forgetting we had a mobile view of the voting controls.

I've consolidated the voting control code between the two views and the fix is being rolled out now.

Thanks for reporting!

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