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I've recently had a few comments I was in the process of typing out wiped out when a new answer was posted to the question. I don't remember this happening before, but I don't recall if the conditions existed for it to happen before. It's difficult to set up the conditions for reproduction and testing, so:

  • Has anyone else noticed this?
  • Is this a new behavior? Is it intentional?
  • Is it possibly browser-sensitive?

This behavior has survived a reboot, incidentally.

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    $\begingroup$ Is the Comment "wiped out" when you refresh the page, to see the new Answer? I'm accustomed to seeing a notification on the page that a new Answer has been added, without seeing such a post (unless I click the notification or otherwise refresh the page). $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Jul 27 '20 at 18:18
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    $\begingroup$ @hardmath: As far as I can tell, yes. I've refreshed the page hoping to see my partial comment, but no dice. ¶ Yes, until recently, I always just got a "click here to refresh," but now the page just reloads with the new answer and wipes out my comment. $\endgroup$
    – Brian Tung
    Jul 27 '20 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ This sounds so so irritating! I hope this is a side effect of some recent change to the site software. If that the case it needs to be fixed. $\endgroup$ Jul 28 '20 at 11:55

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