I've noticed this strange behavior lately. Whenever I comment on a question or answer, the add/show 1 more comment link is displayed immediately, even when there aren't any new comments. When I click on the link, the message disappears, and no new comments are displayed. I have to reload the page to make sure there are no new comments on the thread.



I'm unable to reproduce the issue with a strict procedure and it doesn't happen all the time. So I believe this to be some kind of race-condition. I've seen this post on Meta and it's marked as but I'm still experiencing the issue.

I've also checked this answer and it says:

Localization is progressing, and the comments feature is on-deck, so I've been putting off spending any more time on comments until that's done. Putting this to so I won't forget about it.

So, I'm wondering, what's the status on this?

  • status-norepro.
    – Undo
    Sep 16, 2013 at 21:02
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    This has been happening for me as well Sep 16, 2013 at 21:03
  • @Undo: How about now? ^ :P Sep 16, 2013 at 21:04
  • Well, status-norepro on this post, for me, right here, on this device.
    – Undo
    Sep 16, 2013 at 21:04
  • I think it might depend on how many comments the post has. I've seen in on SO earlier today. No repro here.
    – Eric
    Sep 16, 2013 at 21:05
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    It happens all the time to me. I believe it occurs when you get the "add/show x more comments" appears while typing a comment, then you submit the comment. The message will reappear every time there is a comment change until you reload the page Sep 16, 2013 at 21:06
  • In my vague rememberings I think this is happening when a post already has enough comments to warrent a "show x more comments" which has been expanded Sep 16, 2013 at 21:07
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    – Doorknob
    Sep 16, 2013 at 21:10
  • It's not going to be fixed until localization is finished. edit: Ah, just realized you linked to that. I believe that's the most current status...
    – bfavaretto
    Sep 16, 2013 at 21:11
  • @RichardTingle: I don't think there's any such limits. I think I've seen this behavior on questions with < 4 comments. Sep 16, 2013 at 21:37
  • The problem with vague rememberings Sep 16, 2013 at 21:38
  • @psubsee2003: I don't think that's the case here. The issue can (sometimes) be re-produced on very old posts, too (which indirectly tells us that the issue isn't dependent on the currently typing status) Sep 16, 2013 at 21:39
  • @RichardTingle: Haha, yes. Sep 16, 2013 at 21:40
  • @Lance: Care to explain why this is closed as a duplicate when the issue hasn't been resolved yet? Sep 20, 2013 at 0:00


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