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2Received: by with SMTP id f92csp527854wld;
3 Thu, 4 Feb 2016 07:36:27 -0800 (PST)
4X-Received: by with SMTP id u22mr9930279qki.5.1454600187177;
5 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:36:27 -0800 (PST)
6Return-Path: <>
7Received: from ( [])
8 by with ESMTPS id d78si11048366qhd.105.2016.
9 for <>
10 (version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128);
11 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:36:27 -0800 (PST)
12Received-SPF: pass ( domain of designates as permitted sender) client-ip=;
14 spf=pass ( domain of designates as permitted sender);
15 dkim=pass;
16 dmarc=pass (p=NONE dis=NONE)
17DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; q=dns/txt; c=relaxed/relaxed;; s=wikimedia;
18 h=Content-Type:Content-Transfer-Encoding:MIME-Version:References:In-Reply-To:Message-ID:Subject:Reply-to:From:To:Date; bh=9jSvAabQVMAP+m0Lowd7EXag9FkyCI6Z+NC4WVprtYA=;
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20Received: from iridium.eqiad.wmnet ([2620:0:861:103:10:64:32:150]:42105 helo=localhost.localdomain)
21 by with esmtp (Exim 4.84)
22 (envelope-from <>)
23 id 1aRLxK-0000zX-NO
24 for; Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:36:26 +0000
25Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 15:36:26 +0000
27From: MarcoAurelio <>
29Subject: [Maniphest] T125802: Enable Extension:ShortUrl on Maithili Wikipedia (maiwiki)
30Message-ID: <feddbce90e2c4b84892592cebf0258e6@localhost.localdomain>
31X-Priority: 3
32X-Mailer: PHPMailer 5.1 (
33X-Phabricator-Sent-This-Message: Yes
34X-Mail-Transport-Agent: MetaMTA
35X-Auto-Response-Suppress: All
36X-Phabricator-Mail-Tags: <maniphest-cc>, <maniphest-owner>, <maniphest-comment>
37Thread-Topic: T125802: Enable Extension:ShortUrl on Maithili Wikipedia (maiwiki)
38X-Herald-Rules: <9>, <90>, <120>, <1>
39X-Phabricator-Projects: <#wikimedia-extension-setup>
40X-Phabricator-To: <PHID-USER-xvs3y6hf6yrfn6sxrk5d>
41X-Phabricator-Cc: <PHID-USER-xvs3y6hf6yrfn6sxrk5d>
42X-Phabricator-Cc: <PHID-USER-hgn5uw2jafgjgfvxibhh>
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56<div>MarcoAurelio added a subscriber: MarcoAurelio.<br />
57MarcoAurelio claimed this task.<br />
58MarcoAurelio added a comment.</div><br /><div><strong>TASK DETAIL</strong><div><a href="" rel="noreferrer"></a></div></div><br /><div><strong>EMAIL PREFERENCES</strong><div><a href="" rel="noreferrer"></a></div></div><br /><div><strong>To: </strong>MarcoAurelio<br /><strong>Cc: </strong>MarcoAurelio, Aklapper, Tulsi_Bhagat, biplabanand, Luke081515, Jay8g, Krenair<br /></div>

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Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.Mar 6 2017, 8:15 PM
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I can't figure out how to reproduce this in modern Phabricator. I suspect the original bug was related to inbound email processing of mail with extra whitespace in the mail body, but the transaction pathway has generally become more unified since this was originally reported and mail/web/API go through most of the same code now.

I tried piping in a bunch of different spaces and newlines to a task via email but couldn't find any way to generate a phantom comment.

If this is still happening, a more recent example would be helpful in demonstrating that this hasn't already been fixed, and ideally a copy of the actual email that a user sent in order to generate the transaction set including the empty/invisible comment.

(See also / T88655, although these are only tangentially related.)

Aklapper changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Jul 6 2019, 10:08 AM
Aklapper added a project: TestMe.

Setting task status to stalled as per last comment - we need confirmation that this problem still exists.

If this still happens, please set the status of this report back to "Open" via the Add Action...Change Status dropdown. Thanks!