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Flow: anonymous users don't see any replies to a hidden comment
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If a top-level comment is hidden, an anonymous user doesn't see any of the replies to it. This is really confusing when there's only one top-level comment: the entire topic appears empty to anonymous users with no indication why, despite "4 comments" (see URL in bug).

To reproduce, start a new topic with one top-level comment, make tons of replies to it, then hide it.

This is similar to bug 63657.

One part of the fix: If some of the posts under a topic aren't visible to the current user, change the flow-topic-comments to "4* comments" with an asterisk and give it a title tooltip saying "4 comments, some not shown". I'll file a separate bug.


Version: master
Severity: normal
URL: https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Sandbox&topic_postId=rsg1m81vskkdywgk&workflow=rsftpxbkjdg745zu

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If some of the posts under a topic aren't visible to the current user,
change the flow-topic-comments to "4* comments" with an asterisk...

I suggested this in bug 60491 comment #2.

The fix should simply be to show hidden topics/posts to everyone, not just logged in users. I'm not even sure why we implemented it this way originally!

Change 134109 had a related patch set uploaded by Matthias Mullie:
(bug 63789) anonymous users don't see any replies to a hidden comment

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/134109

Change 134109 merged by jenkins-bot:
(bug 63789) anonymous users don't see any replies to a hidden comment

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/134109

Patch in comment 4 was merged - assuming this bug is FIXED.
If that is not the case: Please reopen and elaborate what is left to do here to get this report fixed.

Quiddity removed a subscriber: Maryana.Dec 19 2014, 1:39 AM