Comments that exist don't appear when opening observations

Platform: Website

Browser: Chrome

  1. I get a notification for an observation I’ve previously commented on/made an ID:
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  2. I can see what the comment is on my dashboard:

  3. When I actually go to that observation (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/42831685), the comment isn’t there:

This has happened to me at least 4-5 times now, another one I can recall is https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/41809593

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I also had this happen to me within the past week and reindexing the observation made the comment suddenly appear. That was the first/only time I’ve seen it happen myself.

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It’s back – perhaps because the observation was re-indexed with the latest ID added

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Thanks Cassi + Jane, much appreciated. Interestingly the other cases I had were from a few weeks ago

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i saw this kind of problem, too, but i chalked it up to CNC overload. is anyone still seeing this problem? if not, maybe it’s time to close.

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I haven’t encountered it since the CNC ended, but the first 3-4 times I encountered it were pre-CNC

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@pisum just happened again, and this one is interesting. According to my notifications, Mark made two comments on an ob:
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My dashboard only shows one:

going to the observation, only one appears as well, but it’s the opposite one compared to what showed on the dashboard: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/45458653#activity_comment_4572103

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for what it’s worth, i’m looking at this 6+ hours later, i see both comments:

i wonder what acceptable wait time is for comments to appear on the observation?

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both appear for me now too

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I’m not sure if this is the same thing, but about a week ago I started noticing that a good number of my comments don’t show up on the observations unless I reindex them. I haven’t noticed a pattern yet. Any thoughts on whether they’re visible to others or if they send a notification (either before or after reindexing)? I can send a link the next time it happens before I reindex it if that’s helpful.