OS is particularly flaky lately. I've seen a number of people complaining their comments get lost. I'm guessing if they go back to the post they'll find their comment appears.
Here's my pretty consistent workaround.
- Copy the whole comment.
Please don't include your name and picture and all that. It's annoying.)
- Click on the COMMENT box.
Your comment should disappear now.
- Refresh the page.
Firefox has a circle arrow just left of the address bar.
Other browsers may be different.
Or close the tab/window, go to the front page and open it again.
- Your comment should appear where it belongs - in the thread.
- If it doesn't, well, you copied it and it's all safe on your clipboard. Paste and try again.
This doesn't affect the 500 failure screen. I just keep opening from the start and it usually only takes one re-try.
And this is to counter the ugliness of the above problem:
could you just die