Content of first comment leaking into article in bbs view


I’ve seen this a few times, where the content of the first comment on the bbs will leak into “Show Full Post” text. Latest example on: Biopic of “little old lady” folk artist a hit in theaters

You can see lucy_gothro’s wikipedia content is appended to the article text. It’s not just oneboxes, though, I’ve seen just a straight text comment either append to, or completely replace the article text.

I’m on Firefox 53.0, windows 8 currently, but I’ve seen this on older versions of FF, and windows 7 at least.

Interesting shirt from this weekend's Trump rally
Interesting shirt from this weekend's Trump rally

Holy… you know why that’s happening?

Because the first post is actually getting pulled into the page content (have a look at the page source).

That’s clearly a misconfiguration of the page template (and possibly the Discourse plugin).

Thanks, we’re on it.


Thanks, this will save me a lot of head-scratching, as I always spend way too many valuable person-minutes trying to puzzle out what extremely subtle joke the first commenter is pulling by copy-pasting the article into their comment…


here’s another one. This one grabbed the second comment


Yep, thanks. Officially a known issue™ and our Top Men are working on it.


If it helps, I’ve had this a few times, on iOS9 with safari. I don’t think it’s happened on my PC laptop with Chrome


Oh, good. So we can expect it to get looked at in ~20 years.


Did I do something wrong? Or should I feel, er. proud?

Let me know, please, so I can figure out how to feel about this.


Your comment was used to help identify an annoying bug at BB, which will now get squashed.

I’d go with proud. :slight_smile:


Wow, I feel like Charles Goodyear! Except I wasn’t trying.


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