Invisible comments

Created almost 2 years ago by Robert Batten with 4 comments
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18278952 10105531439962004 7699412381249820269 o Evan Graham · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
I’ve had this same problem with Tantalus Depths. Someone added several comments to my sample chapter not long ago, but when I popped in to read them, they didn’t show up. The person’s likes did show up, and on her profile page, it said she’d commented as well, but the comments themselves don’t show up in the text.
Which made me sad, because they were quite nice comments. :/
Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · added almost 2 years ago
I’m pretty sure that isn’t the case - I’ve interracted with some of these people — plus, as per the screenshot, these weren’t just highlights, but  comments, so less likely to be people accidentally highlighting sections.
Lxftacps Brian Marsden · Author · added almost 2 years ago
One possible cause is they accidentally clicked the page and highlighted a section unintentionally. I know I have done that. When I did, I just didn’t leave a comment. That the author got an email, I not sure, but that may be what happened.
Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · added almost 2 years ago
I’ve been having intermittent trouble interacting with comments readers are leaving on my excerpts. I receive email notifications someone has added a comment to an excerpt, but when I follow the link I can’t find the comment.

For instance:
I received the below email, but when I click on the link...
...it loads the excerpt and scrolls to where the comment should be, but the comment isn’t visible.
Based on the occasions where I have hit this, I suspect it is a lack of space — that the comment is there but hidden under the others. 

If my hunch is correct, perhaps a solution would be to mark the comment locations (highlighted sections, comment icon in margin, etc. Perhaps include a count of the number of comments against that section) and show the actual comments when you mouse over the marker (or click on it).