Recent comments bug? July 6, 2009 12:12 AM   Subscribe

There may be a bug on the recent comments page.

Upon making what I thought was the thousandth comment in the Sarah Palin thread, I noticed after posting that I was about four comments too early according to the comment count in the thread and on the front page -- but I was #1000 according to the recent comments page.

The recent comments page says there are currently 1010 comments; the count in the thread itself says 1006. Any reason for the discrepancy? Deleted comments throwing off the number of comments, for example?
posted by armage to Bugs at 12:12 AM (38 comments total)

Third!
posted by Rumple at 12:14 AM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


First!
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 1:01 AM on July 6, 2009


uh, minus one?
posted by Grlnxtdr at 1:07 AM on July 6, 2009


something something hanging chad joke something
posted by Rhomboid at 1:09 AM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Those four comments are mavericks who refuse to stand still long enough to be counted.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:41 AM on July 6, 2009


One of them "fix the bug and slap the user" type bugs.
posted by fleacircus at 4:59 AM on July 6, 2009


Deleted comments?
posted by vivelame at 6:31 AM on July 6, 2009


͖͋ͬͭͣ̀ͬZ̴̵̼̠̭͈̘͍̳͈ͫ̑̉ͯ̑Ă̶̼͔̘̳͙ͫ̌̈́̄͗̂͟ͅḼ̴̦̘̰̣̥͔͚̥́̒ͥ̂̏̅̄́Ğ̶̳̦̺̙̖͔͖̄̅ͪ͌̉́͢Ò̢͍͚͚̘͖͂̄ͪ̔͘͢!̴̢̙̫̫̝̭̙͔̉͆̀͊̒̇͐͆
posted by bru at 7:10 AM on July 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


Probably a difference of including vs. excluding deleted comments in the SQL statement pulling the count, yeah. We should fix that.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:24 AM on July 6, 2009


Really? Your stupid "1000th comment!" remark was ill-timed, so you're filing a bug report? Why don't you just fuck off instead?
posted by ryanrs at 7:25 AM on July 6, 2009


Just guessing, but maybe deleted... yeah, what cortex said.
posted by box at 7:39 AM on July 6, 2009


Deep breaths, ryanrs.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:19 AM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


B̤̺̞̺̯͈͈ͭ̎̑ͧu̠͈͚͎ͅg͙̠̺͙̱̜͐̂̈́͒͐s̜̼̲?͚̱͕̻͇̥̪̉̉̍ͩ̍̂ ̣Ȋ͎ͦ̅͊ ̟̖̮̫̰͓̆̋̆̒d̯̖̻ͤͭ̔̒o̹̙̺̪͐ͫ̊̏̔n̫̙͔̼̟͇ͫ̏̽'̓͂͌ͪ̒̀ṫ̬͇́͒̽̆͂̾ ̲͉̫̜͎̭ͦ̀̒̽̆̾ͥs̮̠̎͛̾͗͒͊e͔͕̪̽̍̍͑e̎͋̓̔̌͂ ̼̰̰͚͆̍̽͌̋a̟̝̬̫̲n̗͆̎̔y̽ ͪͫ̌̎ḃ̰ͭ̎̄ͫṳ̗͊̆̓ͦg͇͓̎ͥ̋͊̀͊̈s̹̣ͩ̉̀̇̃.̻̦͇̮͔̙̀ͯ̽͛ͫ̔
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:20 AM on July 6, 2009


Yeah, that comment seems a bit angrier than I intended. Mods, can you please append and eyeroll emoticon? TIA.
posted by ryanrs at 8:48 AM on July 6, 2009


and an

(man, the site's been really buggy this morning, hasn't it?)
posted by ryanrs at 8:59 AM on July 6, 2009


.gninrom siht sgub yna deciton t'nevah I ?sguB
posted by The Whelk at 9:02 AM on July 6, 2009


VEGETA!
WHAT DOES THE SCOUTER SAY ON THE PALIN RESIGNATION THREAD COMMENT COUNT?
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:15 AM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Really? Your stupid "1000th comment!" remark was ill-timed, so you're filing a bug report? Why don't you just fuck off instead?

Jesus.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:46 AM on July 6, 2009


You know, I guess that was a bit curt, but it made me laugh. Something I like about this site is how incendiary it can get in so short a time -- and over such a minor offense. I suppose I also sort of figured they were chummy and it was a funny, over-the-top-for-yuks response. I still think it sounds funny when I read it. Though I wouldn't encourage people to be like that just to amuse me. I can amuse myself. I have a teevee. And I am in love with my teevee.
posted by heyho at 9:52 AM on July 6, 2009


Yep, the recent comments page was counting deleted comments. Fixed up now.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:55 AM on July 6, 2009


Something I like about this site is how incendiary it can get in so short a time

Are you calling me an arsonist? Because I'm not. And if you are, I'll take offense and burn your fucking house down. And I'll do it right now!
posted by quin at 10:19 AM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


10 fingers + 10 toes x 5 mods = 100. Anything over 100 is bound to get sketchy.
posted by Cranberry at 10:51 AM on July 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Something I like about this site is how incendiary it can get in so short a time -- and over such a minor offense.

Fuck you, and fuck your offensive mischaracterization of the community I love.
posted by grouse at 11:03 AM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I heard it was (10 fingers + 10 toes) x 1 mod + (9 fingers + 10 toes) x 2 mods + (8 fingers + 10 toes) x 1 mod + (10 fingers + 13 toes) x 1 mod.
posted by little e at 11:04 AM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Unless they count in binary, then they could go up to 5,202,875. Which is kind of sketchy, now that I think about it.
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:04 AM on July 6, 2009


If you vicious ratbastards have nothing better to do than beat up on poor heyho just because (s)he has a TV, then why don't you just go cut off your collective right hand already?
posted by FelliniBlank at 11:30 AM on July 6, 2009


Yeah!
posted by heyho at 11:32 AM on July 6, 2009


Dr-Baa, I'm not sure how you arrived at that number, but it's wrong.
posted by ryanrs at 11:37 AM on July 6, 2009


Metafilter: Fuck you, and fuck your offensive mischaracterization of the community I love.
posted by Rumple at 11:50 AM on July 6, 2009


Dr-Baa, I'm not sure how you arrived at that number, but it's wrong.

Hmmm.... I took the fingers & toes counting in binary number of 1040575 and multiplied by 5. Typing this out, I think I realize where I erred.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:02 PM on July 6, 2009


Hmmm.... I took the fingers & toes counting in binary number of 1040575 and multiplied by 5. Typing this out, I think I realize where I erred.

Yeah, that should be (220 x 5) -1 and not (220-1) x 5.

Which is 1,267,650,600,228,229,401,496,703,205,375. Or "a lot".
posted by FishBike at 1:10 PM on July 6, 2009


Or "a lot".

I prefer the more scientific "Many".
posted by quin at 1:27 PM on July 6, 2009


If I take off my pants I can count to 21.

Blackjack!
posted by longsleeves at 2:43 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Math is hard.
posted by deborah at 2:47 PM on July 6, 2009


Thanks, pb.

Really? Your stupid "1000th comment!" remark was ill-timed, so you're filing a bug report? Why don't you just fuck off instead?

Take your own advice, please. Thanks.
posted by armage at 3:48 PM on July 6, 2009


Eh, file a bug.
posted by ryanrs at 5:00 PM on July 6, 2009


Fuck you, and fuck your offensive mischaracterization of the community I love.

Fuck George Bush! Fuck his ugly wife! yeah yeah yeah yeah STIGMATA STIGMATA STIGMATA
posted by GuyZero at 6:37 PM on July 6, 2009


What the hell were the W3C people thinking when the took out the ParodyOfSelf Tag?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 4:05 AM on July 8, 2009


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