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Bug: Activity stream shows non-existing comments beeing liked

In my activity stream I have a notice about Matthew liking a comment on https://answers.sap.com/questions/69550/abap-programming-to-s4-hana.html

However, as you can see in the screenshot: there are no comments! (Only answers!)

Wild guess: Moderators make special comments, that I (=non-mod user) cannot see.

This is fine, and it's fine that they also "like" those comments.

However, if I can't see the comments, I should not get the notification either, for the following reasons:

1. This is irritating to me.

2. It might be a secrecy-breach as the notification gives away parts of the secret comment!

best

Joachim

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    Jun 20, 2017 at 03:15 PM

    Hello Joachim,

    Apologies for the late update on this. I am happy to let you know that this issue has been resolved. The "hidden" comments that you observed were comments made by moderators directed at the OP. Such dialogue is only visible between moderators and the OP. The bug caused these comments to surface in user's followed activities when they were being liked. This has been resolved now and should not show up in Followed Activities.

    Best regards,

    Sajid Amir

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  • Jan 11, 2017 at 03:42 PM

    Nothing too particularly secret in that instance; I was just informing the OP that I had retagged his question and why, which was not relevant to the main discussion his question generated, so no need to make it a public comment. You're right, moderators can leave "hidden" comments that only the OP and other moderators can see; these are mostly used to guide the OP into asking better questions without making a public scene about it, or at least that's how I use them.

    But, you're also right, likes and replies to hidden comments should themselves remain hidden, or it defeats the purpose.

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  • Jan 11, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    This was already reported in October and added to the bug list (at least this is what your colleague told me then): https://answers.sap.com/questions/46820/index.html

    Are you checking the bug list for duplicates or it has become unmanageable? :)

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  • Jan 11, 2017 at 02:08 PM

    Thank you, I will report this.

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  • Jan 11, 2017 at 03:31 PM

    Thanks for raising the issue Joachim. I will raise this issue with IT. Likes on editorial comments should not be shown in the Activity Stream.

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  • Jan 19, 2017 at 02:52 PM

    Ahhh... SAP....

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