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Clinically Insane
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Apr 16, 2013, 09:51 AM
 
News comments are often started in the title and then continued in the post body, as a sort of one-two whammy. This is nice, but since the comment title doesn't show up in the regular forums, it breaks most of the posts or makes them even more pointless, and makes the integration of news stories and comment threads into the forums rather ridiculous.

It also results in a bunch of otherwise blank posts reading "your comment".
     
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Apr 16, 2013, 03:49 PM
 
We'd been wondering what caused the "your comment" glitch. Dang, this shoots down the more interesting theories. We must not be a safe drop for embedded messages to secret agents.
     
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Apr 16, 2013, 05:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
We'd been wondering what caused the "your comment" glitch. Dang, this shoots down the more interesting theories. We must not be a safe drop for embedded messages to secret agents.
It took me ages to figure it out, but looking at a "search more posts by this user" page — which shows the titles — suddenly made it clear.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 04:38 PM
 
I've forwarded this to the proper people.
     
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Apr 23, 2013, 04:51 PM
 
I was about to report a user saying "your comment" over and over as an unimaginative spammer.
     
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Apr 23, 2013, 05:25 PM
 
I'd originally figured it for an in-joke amongst the news regulars. They probably your-comment each other ever since the Pie-throw Conspiracy went down, and earn kudos for being first in each thread with a your-comment.

BTW, I'm told this is fixed. The title entry field has been removed from news pages. Existing post titles still display on the news side. I'll presently fix this in the database, moving titles into main comment text. So existing comments will appear in the forums too.
     
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Apr 23, 2013, 08:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I've forwarded this to the proper people.
By "proper people" do you mean "drone pilots" by chance?
"Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes." Frank Drebin, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
     
   
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