The following hint is contained in the comment box of an answer, but is referring to editing the question...

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In this particular case, I saw this on my answer to someone else's question. Here's one example. The answer of mine is showing this text if I were to post a comment to my own answer.

  • I believe that is only if you are the OP of the question... – apnorton Jul 25 '13 at 14:54
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    @anorton In this case, I posted the answer, but not the question. – Jerry Dodge Jul 25 '13 at 14:55
  • a link to the question would enable to check if others are facing the same problem – Sai Jul 25 '13 at 14:59
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    The message is appearing if you try to comment on your own post. Either question or answer. (Proof: i.stack.imgur.com/lzR1h.png ) – hjpotter92 Jul 25 '13 at 15:00
  • when I see that example, I get "Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid comments like" and then there is nothing! So it might be a bug in any case – Sai Jul 25 '13 at 15:04
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    @Sai yes, that happens right here on this page. Presumably the text says something like Avoid comments like "blah blah blah" and uses the wrong, unescaped delimiter. – Aaron Bertrand Jul 25 '13 at 15:04
  • @AaronBertrand In fact it happens all over meta !! – Sai Jul 25 '13 at 15:05
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    @Sai yes, I didn't mean to imply only on this page. Just found it funny that I saw it immediately under your comment saying the same thing. – Aaron Bertrand Jul 25 '13 at 15:07
  • @AaronBertrand I guess we should be asking a separate bug question since this would be unrelated to the bug the OP is encountering? – Sai Jul 25 '13 at 15:09
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    Yes, I think they are two separate bugs. – Aaron Bertrand Jul 25 '13 at 15:09
  • Changed to "Status-Completed" yet it still persists... Unless the code has been revised but hasn't been published yet? – Jerry Dodge Jul 26 '13 at 1:20

Yep. The wording should say "post" instead of "question" or "answer" to avoid this confusion. Should be out in the next build.

  • Thanks Ben! I think that is clearer. – Aaron Bertrand Jul 25 '13 at 21:59
  • Yes, that definitely gets the point through while being universal – Jerry Dodge Jul 26 '13 at 0:08

Really, there are two bugs here. To address the one you mentioned:

When the textarea under your own answer shows that text, it should be talking about an answer, not a question.

To allow re-use, maybe the text should always use the word post across the board.

The other is that the text for commenting on someone else's post (both questions and answers, and across the network, not just on meta or SO) is truncated due to some kind of unescaped delimiter issue:

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This is a separate bug. Thanks, Tim.

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