We've done several clean installs of 2.x WP, and have upgraded a few of our 1.5x WP to the 2.x versions, and a few of the upgrades have had an issue.
Not all of the upgrades, just three now.
Problem. On the main page, there the post will be, and the number of comments shows as "0 Comments" with the link to make your comment. There's plenty of comments, but the number shows 0 as in zero comments.
The link goes to the bottom of the full page where the comment form is, and there in big blue type, "No Repsonses to (Title), even when there's 1 or more responses.
On the Admin Manage page, there the links are to see how many comments. "Comments (0)" with the link to the page, so this number counting issue goes even to the admin page.
1)Standard Linux server, generic and uptodate.
2)Posts made before the upgrade don't show this problem.
3)Old posts still showing the proper number of comments with the link, have the link go to the page to the #comments. BUT the new posts have the link going to the #respond. This is a huge clue, but my searching so far has turned up nothing.
4)We've deleted the files and replaced anew twice now, thinking of a corrupt upload. Nothing, no change.
Is this a comments_number issue? If so, how do I fix it?
I thought it might be some flag that's being written when the post is originally made, but I can't find anything.