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Clicking on Add Comment used to focus on the comment area so one could start typing immediately instead of having to click in the textbox (unless I just imagined it)

Can we please reinstate that process (or create it if it never existed)?

I find myself clicking on Add Comment and typing for a couple seconds before realizing that the comment box was not focused and I was doing nothing...

  • Not sure if that ever existed. – this Nov 25 '13 at 14:30
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    Yes, this is extraordinarily annoying! – Clive Nov 25 '13 at 14:30
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    @self. it most certainly did. – Aaron Bertrand Nov 25 '13 at 14:34
  • I thought so @AaronBertrand – qwertynl Nov 25 '13 at 14:36
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    So that's why recently I lost half of my comment ;) I guess touch typing should mean I'm not looking on my keyboard, not "not looking in the direction of a computer at all". And there I was, surprised I haven't typed anything. – Mołot Nov 25 '13 at 14:53
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    The advantage of Firefox's "search as you type" feature is that you do not lose your content, it only appears in the search pane instead of the comment box :) – Frédéric Hamidi Nov 25 '13 at 14:56
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    yep - this has annoyed me intensely. I had assumed I had b0rked something. – Rory Alsop Nov 25 '13 at 15:43
  • Good chance it's by design. Sometimes the dev team decides what's best for us. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Nov 25 '13 at 16:00
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    @ShaWizDowArd - no more commenting for you. – Oded Nov 25 '13 at 16:15
  • @Oded <sad face> well, I was still under the influence of this which was by-designed ruthlessly. :D – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Nov 25 '13 at 16:28
  • @ShaWizDowArd - one correction due then... Jeremy is not a dev ;) – Oded Nov 25 '13 at 16:33
  • @Oded well, the boss of the devs... ;) – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Nov 25 '13 at 16:34
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In the effort to add the add comment link to low rep and anonymous users, I flipped a Boolean condition around, but forgot to make the change down the line to the call that focuses the textarea.

The textarea will gain its focus on display once we build out (should be rev 2013.11.25.1177 (.1680 Meta), but with current DB woes, is is not clear when that happens).

Apologies to all, in particular the most prolific commenters.

  • DB woes? Did I miss something? – qwertynl Nov 25 '13 at 16:28
  • @qwertynl yes, it's hot potato day ;) – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Nov 25 '13 at 16:31
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    +1 Thanks @Oded, this became increasingly annoying as I got around to some real activity today. – Aaron Bertrand Nov 25 '13 at 17:02
  • Oh thank the heavens! And thank you. – Lightness Races in Orbit Nov 25 '13 at 17:43
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    *ahem* testing *ahem* – Lightness Races in Orbit Nov 25 '13 at 17:46
  • now you add comments for new users, huh? (after I painstakingly collected enough rep for commenting by old rules) – David Balažic Nov 25 '13 at 20:56
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    @DavidBalažic - Actually, no. The link is there, but it will tell you that 50 rep is needed... – Oded Nov 25 '13 at 20:58
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    @DavidBalažic it's just teasing. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Nov 25 '13 at 21:00
  • Has anybody complained that clicking the "add comment" link shoots you to the top of the current page? – Won't Nov 25 '13 at 21:22
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    @Won't - Anonymous users? Yep. Fixed. – Oded Nov 25 '13 at 21:24
  • Yay, fixed! :-) – Lightness Races in Orbit Nov 26 '13 at 10:09
  • :| I assume it hasn't rolled out yet, then? Because it's still happening. – Won't Nov 26 '13 at 14:25
  • @Won't - it has been rolled out. Can you describe the exact symptoms? Browser/OS? User type? Full/Mobile site? – Oded Nov 26 '13 at 14:26
  • Chrome, latest, win7, latest. Repro'd just now. I clicked the comment link in my inbox and was brought here. I clicked the "add comment" link, at which point the browser scrolled all the way to the top instantly. At this point, I can either start typing, in which case the browser scrolls the comment box into view, or I can scroll manually to bring it back into view. – Won't Nov 26 '13 at 14:29
  • @Won't - weird. Same setup, can't repro with your steps. Did you do a hard refresh/clear browser caches? – Oded Nov 26 '13 at 14:33

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