I just saw this comment flag in the mod queue:

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Note the red background styling and the lack of a delete button.

Turns out that it's a comment on this post which was deleted yesterday.

This may just be a flag that got accidentally unhandled, but it could also be a more serious bug.


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It's an issue in the new flag backfill code - certain flags that should have been marked as handled weren't.

Fixing now.

  • Interestingly, I'm able to edit it. (which means that I can edit any deleted comment via AJAX). Doubt that that is a problem though. Editing it temporary dismisses it, but it springs back up on refresh. Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 23:56
  • @Manishearth: Why would you edit a deleted comment, though? It can’t be brought back, can it?
    – Ry-
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 0:03
  • @minitechη I wouldn't. Which is why I said that it wasn't a problem. Also, comment undeletion is status-planned Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 0:10

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