Whenever the date at which a comment was made is clicked, the screen scrolls down a little. I don't know why it is doing that. There is no real damage done, but it looks like a bug. It happens on all the comments made by any user. I guess it could be a browser compatibility issue. The scrolling down is such that the link date commented comes to the top of the screen.

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    Here's a comment to test it on.
    – Undo
    Jun 20, 2013 at 21:10
  • The other thing is that clicking a date that was clicked last does not reproduce the effect.
    – Sai
    Jun 20, 2013 at 21:14
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    @Sai: No, because the browser has already scrolled to that point. Jun 20, 2013 at 21:18
  • @MartijnPieters So the intended behavior is that even if the user clicks on a comment, scrolls through the page and then clicks back on the same, nothing should happen? If so, then it makes sense.
    – Sai
    Jun 20, 2013 at 21:20

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The timestamp is also a direct link to that comment.

When you click on it, the browser does what the link tells it to do: scroll to the comment. Normally you'd use it to provide someone with a link to that specific comment by right-clicking the timestamp and selecting 'copy link'.

In other words, this is not a bug, it is a feature.

  • Well it scrolls in such a way that the comment goes right to the top of the screen. So it looked weird. It makes sense. Thanks.
    – Sai
    Jun 20, 2013 at 21:06
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    @Sai: that's just how your browser (and all others as well) implement "view that part of the document". They could also make dancing birds appear around it, but the "scroll to it" part is what most browser vendors implement. Jun 21, 2013 at 9:02
  • yeah I get it that that's an intended behavior. thanks
    – Sai
    Jun 24, 2013 at 14:38

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