Bug in my comments page May 16, 2006 12:52 PM   Subscribe

BUG: My comments aren't my comments. The links seem correct, but the comments displayed don't belong to me.
posted by blue_beetle to Bugs at 12:52 PM (13 comments total)

I don't understand. Do you mean the text on the My Comments page isn't your comments? That's the way it's meant to be. The text is the FPP or question you commented on, and then the links go to your actual comments. As you say, the links are correct.
posted by matthewr at 12:55 PM on May 16, 2006

True, but it is a confusing design, since it's the same layout as a normal comments page where what is posted above the dateline IS your comment.
posted by smackfu at 12:57 PM on May 16, 2006

It is displaying the content of the post you made a comment in, not your comment itself.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:21 PM on May 16, 2006

My comments aren't my comments either.
posted by Behold, I Have An Anus! at 1:28 PM on May 16, 2006

flagged as spartacus
posted by cortex at 1:40 PM on May 16, 2006

My comments are your comments.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 1:48 PM on May 16, 2006

Are my comments your comments?
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:00 PM on May 16, 2006

Metafilter: Communal Weblog
posted by Gyan at 2:06 PM on May 16, 2006

Every time I'm looking for a previous comment I've made, I have this same confusion. I figure it out quickly enough, but it's not exactly intuitive design. When you search for something, you expect to see the thing you searched for, not the context in which the thing you searched for appears. And because comments and posts are styled to look almost identical on MeFi, it's not immediately apparent what you're looking at in the results of a comment search. I'm just saying...
posted by scottreynen at 2:16 PM on May 16, 2006

Ah, ok. I guess it wasn't immediately obvious because most of the items on that page look like comments, not FPPs. Curse you MetaTalk and you informal style! I guess what I was looking for was a list of my own comments. I don't necessarily care where I said it, I want to find out WHAT I said.

but I'll be quiet now
posted by blue_beetle at 2:35 PM on May 16, 2006

I could just pull up your comments, but it seems like back in the day, people used to like the way the current layout shows that "hey, that guy left seven comments on that one thread, he should shut up!" etc.

I guess I need to invert it. So instead you'd be able to read your own comments, and the below link line would say something like "posted to Title Of The Original Post at 12:34 PM Oct 23, 2005"
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:40 PM on May 16, 2006

that would be awesome.
posted by fishfucker at 3:11 PM on May 16, 2006

I've noticed this too. On google for example, I find links that say "The greatest whatever ever: posted by snsranch" when I've never posted such a thing. I don't think it's a MeFi flaw though.
posted by snsranch at 5:14 PM on May 16, 2006

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