Comment replies on Pending view of edit-comments.php
|Reported by:||jane||Owned by:||garyc40|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||has-patch needs-testing 3.2-early|
To reproduce: Go to the Pending view of the comments screen at /edit-comments.php?comment_status=moderated and make a comment reply. The reply is auto-approved, but remains shown on the Pending screen below the original comment. The post count # in parenthesis above does not change. Approve the original comment and it disappears from the screen, the comment count # in parenthesis above updates to reflect the action, but the approved reply is still showing on the Pending screen (though not included in the comment count).
It's a twitchy little interaction: on one hand, having the comment reply disappear on submit would be disorienting, but at the same time, having approved comments appear on the Pending screen is disorienting. When the comment is approved, both comment and reply should disappear together.
However, this will happen automatically if we change the interaction model (proposed in separate ticket) so that submitting a reply also approves the original comment.