Trying to convert this answer to comment results in oops! something bad happened error.

Actual error:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
  • Huh, if I click to edit the post, I get a "post cannot be loaded" error, and its revisions page doesn't exist. But only for that post. Something odd has happened... Also, there does seem to be a matching comment, so that part has maybe worked. I'm tempted to try deleting it (to see if that works), but I'd rather leave it alone so a dev can repro. – DMA57361 Jul 12 '11 at 11:10
  • @DMA57361 good catch, didn't spot that ( about the revisions). And yes for the reasons that you have mentioned, I haven't touched the comment either – Sathyajith Bhat Jul 12 '11 at 11:12
  • I get the same Oops! error trying to convert to comment also. – Troggy Jul 12 '11 at 11:13
  • Automagically converted: meta.superuser.com/questions/2892/… – Marc Gravell Jul 12 '11 at 11:42
  • short answer is short – Sathyajith Bhat Jul 12 '11 at 11:51
  • Second try! meta.superuser.com/q/2892/94 – Marc Gravell Jul 12 '11 at 11:51
  • this is beautiful, @MarcGravell – Sathyajith Bhat Jul 12 '11 at 11:53
  • love all the ♦'s. :P – studiohack Jul 13 '11 at 2:14
  • @studiohack hehe here's more ♦'s :p – Sathyajith Bhat Jul 13 '11 at 3:52
  • @Sathya ♦ paarrrrttayyyyyyy! :P – studiohack Jul 13 '11 at 3:53

Hmmm... yes, that data got a bit gobbled, didn't it.

I've deleted that post, and good news:

  • the data-gobbling gremlin has been found and caged; deploy is in progress
  • in future, you won't see posts like these - they will automatically become comments

For example, I'm about to add a second answer to this post, pointing at this one... here goes...

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