Fixed Soft deleted profile post comments automatically expanding which hide moderation information

With the introduction of Xenforo 1.5.0., comments on profile posts can now be soft deleted; when deleted, they behave like deleted posts and their content is hidden behind a "This message has been removed by X" message along with a "Show" link.

However, if these soft deleted comments are contained within a very long comment tree and hidden by the "View previous comments" message, when that entire comment tree is expanded the soft deleted comment will be expanded as well - rendering the "This message has been removed by X" message inaccessible.

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
This isn't really a bug and it happens elsewhere within XF too.

For example if you reply on page 1 of a 2 page thread, and one of the recent posts on page 2 is deleted, you get the same behaviour; the content of the post shows, but the deleted placeholder does not.

Admittedly, this is slightly more problematic in the case of profile posts because in a thread you can just go and view the post in-place on the second page which will show you the placeholder.

That said, FWIW, you can still look up who deleted profile post comments by looking in the Moderator Log in the Admin CP.
While it's true that the Moderator Log will have that information, that's only useful for people with access to the admin panel; moderators without that access are now left hanging with no answers.