It's pretty straightforward. You get a comment reply on the election page, it shows up on your inbox, and you click it... and you only get to the top of the election page. Nothing more.

Even worse. You are on the election page, you get a new comment reply, you click it on the inbox, and nothing happens at all, because there are no anchors.

(This is also noticeable from the fact the timestamp does not have a clickable link.)

Can we please fix that?

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    $\begingroup$ Mildly frustrating and wish comments are linkable like normal comments. $\endgroup$ Aug 4, 2018 at 17:31
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    $\begingroup$ As I mentioned in the chat, comments which do not need to be "expanded" to be seen seem to be working properly. This may be useful to know for the purposes of fixing the bug. PS: Another potential bug is the fact that trying to see the elections page from the mobile app from my cell phone returns "Loading the question failed." $\endgroup$
    – Aloizio Macedo Mod
    Aug 4, 2018 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ Just to clarify: The mobile bug I mentioned happens when I try to access the election's page by clicking on a reply on the inbox. $\endgroup$
    – Aloizio Macedo Mod
    Aug 4, 2018 at 17:44
  • $\begingroup$ Noticed this as well. Perhaps, the comments box will open up after the elections are done. It seems all other election pages have comment boxes. $\endgroup$
    – Nick
    Aug 5, 2018 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, this has been an issue for... ages. Trivia: it's the reason why we don't have voting & flagging on election comments - there was no way to link to them from the moderator flag dashboard! $\endgroup$
    – Shog9
    Aug 6, 2018 at 2:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Shog9: I thought that the lack of votes was due to the fact that "I support this candidate" became a sort of preliminary voting system, and it was something to be avoided. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Aug 6, 2018 at 7:21
  • $\begingroup$ Naw, that only became a problem when a handful of people figured out that we hadn't really disabled voting and were voting for comments they liked via script while everyone else looked on. $\endgroup$
    – Shog9
    Aug 6, 2018 at 22:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Shog: I'm confused. Does that mean that at some point you just stopped displaying the score, but voted comments still show up if they have a high score? $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Aug 6, 2018 at 22:58
  • $\begingroup$ We never stopped displaying the score... Originally we just hid the voting controls. Then, later, we actually disabled the ability to vote. With no one able to vote, comments could no longer have a score to display. But... If you go back and look at comments on old election posts, they do have scores and those scores do matter. $\endgroup$
    – Shog9
    Aug 6, 2018 at 23:00
  • $\begingroup$ @Shog: Yeah, I know that, I went to check old elections to make sure I wasn't imagining a time where comments worked "as usual" even on election page... :P $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Aug 6, 2018 at 23:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Shog9 so...SE is not planning to fix it, right? $\endgroup$ May 22, 2019 at 21:05
  • $\begingroup$ Eventually, I hope to. Probably not tomorrow. $\endgroup$
    – Shog9
    May 23, 2019 at 23:36
  • $\begingroup$ Permalinks to comments on the nomination posts are now available. Relevant Meta SE post: Moderator Elections functionality: voting UI, commenting and flagging. The inbox notifications also go to the relevant comment now upon clicking them. $\endgroup$ Nov 17, 2021 at 17:38


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