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Comment totals bug Answered

It's a minor bug, but I've noticed that there is a mis-match in the comment totals shown on a member's page.

The number of comments shown in the left-hand column seems to be a total of all comments posted by the member, anywhere, whereas the comment total in the main body of the page appears to be purely the number of posts made on Instructables.

It's most obvious in this screen-shot of a new spammer's page:

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StumpChunkman

7 years ago

Yeah. I've long wanted forum comments to be taken into account there, but they haven't for at least a year. I think it's a feature not a bug, but I'll poke around today and see if I can figure out what's going on and get back to you.

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canucksgirl

7 years ago

I think its happening that way, because the spammer's comment was deleted. I could be wrong, but I've seen that before...

It holds true on "answers" as well. Go delete one of yours and you'll see that your "answers" number doesn't change... go figure?

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Kitemancanucksgirl

Reply 7 years ago

I've seen it on non-spammers as well, though.

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canucksgirlKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

I know what you mean (although i didn't respond very clearly). The counter doesn't take into account when something has been removed (like a comment or an answer etc).

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Kitemancanucksgirl

Reply 7 years ago

No, I chose that spammer because they had only commented on one forum topic, and nowhere else. The same thing happens to people who have had no comments removed.

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canucksgirlKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

So is the "____ has not posted any comments yet" reflecting only Ibles? because I've never actually seen forum comments in the comments portion. (Which makes the #1 a bit counterproductive....)

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canucksgirlKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Next time I'll actually read your entire topic... *blushing*