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I'm posting this here in case anybody with an account doesn't read /systemnews.
We've had a few problems over the last day or two with some comments going haywire and continuing to show up on the front page as [x new comments] even when there appears to be no comment at the specified location.
This problem was due to a bug introduced while making an upgrade. It has been fixed, but you still might have a [new comment] notification on your front page that won't go away no matter how many times you click on it. Here's what to do:
Go here: /settings. You might have to scroll down quite a ways before you see anything, but the top option is to 'zero all [new post] and [new comment] counters.' Check the box and then click on 'clear'. This should solve the problem and then take you back to the main page.
Let me know if you are still experiencing any problems.