Preview Showing Mistargeted Replies in Nested Comments

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Marko the Werelynx

11 Sep, 2019 10:13 PM

First time I've noticed this behavior:

I replied to a comment and my reply itself received three replies of its own (that itself is unusual, but not the problem). I clicked the reply button under the first reply to my comment and a nested comment box appeared as expected between the first and second replies to my comment (indented under the first reply). I typed a comment in the box and hit the preview button. In preview my comment is shown to be directed towards the poster of the original comment that I had replied to and not to the poster of the reply to my comment. My new comment seems to be directed upthread to the original comment and not to the person to whom I had replied.

Multiple attempts at canceling my reply and creating a new reply gave the same results. Took a chance and posted my reply and oddly enough, Preview was not my friend. Preview lied to me! My reply went to it's intended target and not to the originator of the thread.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 11 Sep, 2019 10:30 PM

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    Thank you for reporting the issue. Your description is good!
    It is a known bug and I am pretty sure we have already ticketed it. I'll double-check. From your description, it sounds like you were on a single-comment page, not the full story page. Is that so? Plus, what operating system/browser were you on?
    Unfortunately, there's no telling at the moment how soon we can address it regardless of when it was put into our pile of bug fixes.
    No question that it is disconcerting. I hope it doesn't get in your way too much, now that you know that Preview has a problem.

  2. 2 Posted by Marko the Werel... on 11 Sep, 2019 11:16 PM

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    Thanks for the swift response. I didn't immediately see a similar problem in
    the queries and thought I'd do my duty. I've helped with a few online
    debugging sessions and beta tests and I'm glad that my description was
    clear. Although-- cough, cough, rereading my description I see that I had
    one error that I later restated correctly, but did not bother to check and
    edit my earlier sentence. My reply in preview only ever showed itself to be
    targeting the first commenter in the comment thread (the initiator of the
    thread) as I stated at the end of my report.

    Yes, I had opened up a single comment page from my Recent Replies and not
    scrolled down through the  comments of the full story page. 

    I'm running Mac OS High Sierra with the latest version of Firefox.

    Yeah, it freaked me out a bit after I'd typed such a lengthy reply to have
    it seem to be wandering off somewhere unintended. Almost abandoned it, but
    thought to add a disclaimer blaming Preview if it went astray. 

    Thanks again, 

    Mark
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    Předmět: Re: Preview Showing Mistargeted Replies in Nested Comments [DK 5 -
    Daily Kos Beta: Bugs #961]
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