I noticed a JavaScript error on the "Add Comment" link for this answer. I've never seen the behavior on any other answer before, but clicking the link produces the following error in Firebug:

w.find("textarea").charCounter is not a function 
var vote=function(){var l={informModerat...t.documentElement.scrollTop}}})(jQuery);

Because of the error the comment frame never displays and a comment cannot be posted.


Sorry I didn't mention it initially... I receive the error in Firefox 3.5.7. I do not receive the error in Chrome or Internet Explorer 8.

Update 2

Whatever the problem was, it has ceased now when I click that link. I have seen it approximately once more since I initially reported the issue, but it has been several weeks. If I see it again I'll update this post.

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    Huh, works fine for me in IE7. Why is there a ... in there?
    – mmyers
    Commented Feb 11, 2010 at 18:41
  • no-repro here, unfortunately.
    – Sampson
    Commented Feb 11, 2010 at 18:45
  • Works on my machine/platform/browser.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Feb 11, 2010 at 18:46
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    @mmyers: I copied the truncated output from Firebug. Commented Feb 11, 2010 at 19:15
  • No-repro WinXP/FF 3.6
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Feb 11, 2010 at 19:23
  • It's behaving for me in FF 3.57 on Windows 7. I'll do some more tests on my work computer tomorrow and see if I can figure out what happened. Commented Feb 12, 2010 at 4:46

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no repro. Have you tried disabling all Firefox extensions / running in "safe mode"

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