I commented on a question on Area 51 two hours ago. The question having received over 5 comments, one has to expand the comment section to view all comments. However, mine does not show up:

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Someone replied to my comment and it also doesn't show up, either to them or to me.

Link to the question: https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/113814/medical-sciences/113832#113832

  • Did you insult anyone or was the comment in any other way inappropriate and therefor possible removed due to moderation/flags?
    – rene
    Oct 1, 2017 at 6:40
  • @rene no, all comments were courteous. Oct 1, 2017 at 6:41
  • Guess they never expected any sample question on Area 51 to have more than 5 comments. (So nobody bothered to ever test it.) Oct 1, 2017 at 7:04
  • @rene it's borked for sure, there is an AJAX code that should run and fetch all comments. In Area 51 it simply does not exist, I checked with Network tab open. (Probably they forgot to add that part to the old codebase.) Oct 1, 2017 at 7:06
  • @FranckDernoncourt The question was deleted?
    – Narusan
    Oct 18, 2017 at 5:27
  • @Narusan Yes, I deleted it: too many downvotes, and Stack Exchange developers didn't seem interested to implement Bumblebee's fix. Oct 18, 2017 at 5:29
  • Pity. I couldn’t even read the discussion between you and DoctorWhom.
    – Narusan
    Oct 18, 2017 at 5:30
  • @Narusan I addressed their comments, so it's okay. "Now that the negative vote has been pulled, it's all good to stay! It does overrepresent a little but not a big deal. I just wanted to be sure we save downvotes for the things seriously needing downvoting. BUT perhaps can you put a little bit in the question stem as to what oil injections are, like we often do in the intro to the actual questions? Otherwise it seems a little out of the blue - even I've never heard of it! – Doctor Whom ↵ Oct 1 at 2:58". I couldn't read the other comments because of the issue I raised in this question. Oct 18, 2017 at 5:32
  • Feel free to post other questions. The magnitude of tendinopathy questions you have at Health.SE might also be a better fit for MedSci because they are a lot more academic. But then again, we still haven’t found a great way to differentiate.
    – Narusan
    Oct 18, 2017 at 5:33
  • @Narusan I have posted the maximum amount of questions, i.e. 5. Yes to be honest in my mind MedSci = Health.SE - people who have no clue on how to think about medical issues (e.g., never read a medical research article). And the way Health.SE was managed was pretty much a disaster; amongst other things it pissed off a few users who had the ability to contribute. Oct 18, 2017 at 5:42
  • @Narusan ha, i have the same problem, and I also asked 5 questions already
    – Ooker
    Oct 29, 2017 at 18:34
  • @FranckDernoncourt you seem to be very angry on the way it's moderated... Why do you think the new one is just the same?
    – Ooker
    Oct 29, 2017 at 18:35
  • @Ooker not angry, but in disagreement :-) As a reminder, many questions, answers and comments of mine were removed by the moderation. Both MedSci and Health.SE are about medical questions. Oct 29, 2017 at 18:40
  • @FranckDernoncourt yeah I still not really fully understand on how comments and answers are considered to be bad, but I think it might be because I'm don't have enough knowledge on medical, so I don't have comments on that. I do share your disagreement though. But questions are removed too? What gives?
    – Ooker
    Oct 29, 2017 at 22:24
  • @Ooker roomba removed the questions. Oct 29, 2017 at 22:26

1 Answer 1


Found the issue

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They are checking whether the text more comment or more announcement is present there using indexOf > -1.

But the actual wording is more improvement.

So, both the conditions become false and hence the if won't execute. That if contains the code to fetch more comments and since it doesn't execute, the comments won't load at all.

They can add one more check as

if ($(this).text().indexOf("more comment") > -1 ||
    $(this).text().indexOf("more announcement") > -1 ||
    $(this).text().indexOf("more improvement") > -1) {

Recently Robert announced that they changed the wording from comment. so if the word comment is no longer used, they can remove that check too.

  • Good job, pet!! Oct 1, 2017 at 7:14
  • my pet is smart :-) he can smell any issues Oct 1, 2017 at 7:15
  • So is this fixed yet?
    – Ooker
    Oct 29, 2017 at 18:31
  • @Ooker No, one of your posts has the same problem
    – Narusan
    Oct 29, 2017 at 18:37

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