I posted this question on meta.math.SE, for some reason not realizing that this might be relevant to the entire network. I'll repeat the question here, with rephrasings to suit.

I have successfully reproduced the bug on a (now deleted) comment to this very post, so the bug seems to be network-wide.

The comment editing functionality recently underwent a cosmetic change. When pressing the "edit" button, instead of (at least seemingly) replacing the original comment with a text box for editing, it now makes the text box appear below the comment. It felt strange at first, but I've since grown accustomed to it. I don't know why such a change was needed, but it's fine, and that's not what this post is about.

This post is about the fact that the "edit" button doesn't disappear after you click it and the textbox appears. And it doesn't stop functioning either. Thus you can open multiple text boxes. I cannot imagine that this is intended design.

Below is a picture of what happened after pressing the "edit" button on a comment in the original thread four times.

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I have tried to edit that same comment using one of the boxes (one of the ones with the comment text already placed in it and with a "Save Edits" button next to it). The comment stayed unedited. As far as I can tell, pressing any of the "Save Edit" buttons or "cancel" buttons will close all the boxes.

In case this is browser dependent, I am on Chrome Version 68.0.3440.84, on Windows 7.

  • Network wide. Reproduced on Firefox Windows 7.One more thing.Clicking on any "cancel" removes all the dialogue boxes.
    – Nog Shine
    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:05
  • I think this has been reported on MSO before, sec.
    – Magisch
    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:06
  • @Magisch Found it! Aug 2, 2018 at 8:12


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