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    I recently edited a comment to fix some broken HTML and now the body of the comment will not display at all. I still see the name of the poster complete with date/timestamp and I can see the body if I attempt to edit it again. I’ve also verified that the comment is in the DB as I expect it to be.

    Here’s the offending comment:

    Here’s the body of the comment (as I see it when editing):

    The authors of the angry-at-high-gas-prices emails are ignorant of how the economy actually functions, especially with respect to the petroleum industry. I wrote about this last year in this post: Another interesting tidbit that these folks fail to comprehend is that the price you pay at the gas station down the street has as much to do with how much oil people in China and India are using as it does with how much you and your neighbors are using. You don't like paying high gas prices? Fine. Show me a reasonable and cheaper alternative. And don't lecture me about the evils of living in the burbs. Like most other parents, I have little desire to raise my children in the middle of the big city.

    Any thoughts as to why it would disappear just for doing some edits?

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  • Upon further inspection, it appears there are other comments that I did NOT edit that are not displaying the body either.


    This problem didn’t exist on 2.0.4 and I’ve only noticed it since the upgrade from 2.1.3. I know it’s not the theme since I switched to the default theme and still have the same problem.

    Now you only have to compare the two absent comments and find what do they have in common. Could be the link?

    I’ve found 5 so far and each of them has a URL or link, but I have plenty of other comments that have URLs or links and they’re just fine. Even stranger is that I know some of them were showing up just fine at some point and now don’t display.

    I removed the URL from the first example and lo and behold, the comment reappeared. I’m still perplexed, however, as to how they could show at one point then not show, especially since it doesn’t uniformly affect edited comments or comments with links or URLs.

    UPDATE: Bah, I should know better. It was a plugin designed to remove the rel=”nofollow” attribute that was messing things up. A pox on its house!

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