In the Android App, if a question is closed, I won't be able to leave comments on either the question or any of its answers. There are simply no "Add Comment" buttons available anywhere if the question is closed.

See the screenshot below. The comment adding interface is simply removed on closed questions and their answers — no Reply button in the toolbar, and no Add Comment button under the question.


Occurs on Android app v1.0.50 and v1.0.51, on a HTC One running Android 4.4.3.

  • Yep I'm noticing the same problem. – ɥʇǝS Dec 19 '14 at 23:03
  • Can you add comments for the answers on closed question? Also worth to mention this affects only the android app (can add comments on closed questions from iOS app) so it's not API bug. – Shadow9 Dec 21 '14 at 8:40
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    @ShadowWizard No, I'm unable to comment on answers too. – doppelgreener Dec 21 '14 at 8:55
  • Running android 4.4.4 on moto g same problem here. Thanks for pointing out duplicate status @ShadowWizard – One Face Jan 3 '15 at 21:36
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    @CRags yeah, it is not related to specific device, it's a bug in the app itself and the way it works with the API. (e.g. maybe it thinks closed is locked thus not letting users to comment) – Shadow9 Jan 3 '15 at 23:23
  • I have the same problem. – ycc_swe Mar 24 '15 at 4:21
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    Still a problem as of 1.0.60 – Chris Forrence Apr 17 '15 at 10:35
  • @ChrisForrence (and others) are you still experiencing this? We switched over to using logic from the API rather than on the client-side for this a long time ago, I'm not able to recreate it locally but that may be due to me being a mod. – Kasra Rahjerdi Jan 19 '16 at 21:39
  • @KasraRahjerdi Not sure; I'll try to verify it later today. – Chris Forrence Jan 19 '16 at 21:40
  • @ChrisForrence thank you! You can test it easily by searching for closed:1 in the app. – Kasra Rahjerdi Jan 19 '16 at 21:43
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    @KasraRahjerdi I have just managed to add comments to a closed question and its answer. All seems well here. You fixed it. – doppelgreener Jan 19 '16 at 22:19

It seems I fixed this last October but forgot to update this post! We now use a new parameter can_comment to determine if you can actually comment on a post or not, rather than trying to do way too many logical operations on the client side that result in bugs like this.

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