When I receive a new comment, I get the usual Stack Exchange notification in the corner of my screen. However, recently it's been erroneously telling me I have a comment on this answer beginning "While eplain supports loading some LaTeX packages"; neither of the comments to that answer begin that way (the second one almost does). However, if I go to the "responses" tab of my profile page, I can see that I did get a comment, in this case over here.

Can a moderator flush this thing from my queue or does it require deeper intervention?


The comment you're seeing in your inbox is actually this one, but the inbox's text doesn't reflect the edit that was made.

This is a known issue with how our Stack Exchange inbox items are stored.

  • You tagged this question as status-bydesign. Does this mean it's never going to be fixed? – doncherry Jan 30 '12 at 18:58

That comment has probably been deleted before you went to read it. Seems they don't get deleted from the inbox; I think I've encountered this behavior before as well. Perhaps a mod can confirm this, as they might be able to see deleted comments?

  • There is no deleted comment: I wonder if one got edited – Joseph Wright Jan 29 '12 at 15:57
  • The problem is not only that it's still in my inbox, but that it occasionally rises to the top. This is the third time I've "seen" it. Though interestingly, today I got two notifications of real comments and no mention of this one. – Ryan Reich Jan 29 '12 at 17:25
  • I also mentioned that I get re-notified of comments I already looked at after a while. Also I had some notifications about already comments as well. – Martin Scharrer Jan 29 '12 at 20:09

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