When someone leaves a comment on an answer I've posted, clicking the inbox notification loads and highlights the correct answer but does not ensure that the comment which generated the notification is highlighted or even visible.

This is mildly annoying for comments on answers longer than 1 screen, and considerably more frustrating when multiple long answers and lengthy comment threads exist as I must then carefully scroll to the bottom of the current answer, expand the comments, and then scroll to the bottom of that list - with the constant risk of over-scrolling to the wrong answer.

Expected behavior

Following a link to a comment, (for instance) should scroll to and highlight the comment being linked to, expanding all comments below a given post if necessary.

  • Does this happen on posts that do not contain pictures? In general, we do try to get you to the right spot but sometimes those damn images ruin everything. Jun 16, 2014 at 19:13
  • yeah, the only time it works would be accidentally on very short answers with only one or two comments @Brian.
    – Shog9
    Jun 16, 2014 at 19:20

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Marking this as to force myself to work on it soon. I've spent some time trying to do this in the past but it's a huge rabbit hole since our actual post contents are WebViews and the rest of the views are not, so it requires a lot of complexity to figure out "Hey is the page done rendering yet?" which you need to know before you know how much to scroll down to show comments.

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