I just experienced the exact symptoms described in this previously fixed bug on a brand new question on Stack Overflow.

Note that while the symptoms were the same (the dupe notice disappearing), it happened under slightly different circumstances, in that it was a live, active question with other people editing their own answers, rather than opening a new tab to an old, already closed question.

Reconfirmed the bug on this question. The answer got edited, reloading it caused the notice to disappear. I used this search to watch for likely instances of it occurring. Note at the time of writing, that question has 2 reopen votes, but it is/was a duplicate at the time of refreshing the answer.


Seems that it's not just happening on duplicates. I've just witnessed the same behaviour on a question with a Bounty notification banner - reloading a edited answer also causes the bounty notification to disappear.

  • I tested the scenario as described in the linked meta post - I can't reproduce it. Do you have any more details?
    – Oded
    Feb 4, 2015 at 18:36
  • Are you sure it was closed as dupe and not something else? (e.g. migrated) Feb 4, 2015 at 18:39
  • Definitely. I was one of the ones that closed it as such Feb 4, 2015 at 18:40
  • @Oded Have updated the report - caught it in action again. Feb 4, 2015 at 19:42
  • I'll try to repro. Might have to do with answers being added after closure, or answers being edited, or possibly suggested edits being approved after closure. Or having reopen votes... gonna take some digging, this.
    – Oded
    Feb 6, 2015 at 10:22
  • @Oded Great, thanks. I realise this probably isn't a high priority one...! Feb 6, 2015 at 10:26
  • @Oded FWIW, it just happened to me again on this question. Mar 5, 2015 at 15:20
  • @Oded And again, on this one - definitely reproducible. Mar 19, 2015 at 15:29
  • What browser/OS are you using? Just wondering if that might be related.
    – Oded
    Mar 19, 2015 at 15:31
  • @Oded Latest Chrome (it's updated once or twice since I reported this), happens on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 Mar 19, 2015 at 15:33
  • Any extensions/add-ons/plugins?
    – Oded
    Mar 19, 2015 at 15:34
  • @Oded Nope - I'll try to catch it in a different browser as well Mar 19, 2015 at 15:35
  • @Oded Used the search in my question to keep an eye out and have now caught it in Firefox 33, Windows 7 on this question Mar 19, 2015 at 16:02
  • @Oded As noted in my update, I've just seen this happen on a bounty notification banner too. Jun 16, 2015 at 15:01
  • @Oded FWIW, I'm still seeing this happen, and it's been logged again over on MSO. Mar 24, 2016 at 16:51

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Was finally able to reproduce reliably and fix it.

With you in the next build.

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