Comment reply boxes are too small and being labeled as a

When we reply to a comment, many times (but, not all) the comment box doesn't allow the user to type in the full box - only about a 1/2 of the comment box and then also labels the first replies as a.  Replies to other replies are i. 

 We are using Confluence 5.6.6 and see this in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox -  see this  example. 

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Hey Karie,

That's pretty weird.
Since you can see the same issue in all of the browsers, lets see if you have any customization, that might messing things up there:

Could you please check in Confluence Admin > Look and Feel and verify the following:


* Themes: See which theme you're using, switch back to the default if you're not using it already.

* Layouts: See if you have any custom layout defined, if yes then make a backup and reset to default.

* Stylesheet: See if you have custom stylesheet, if yes then make a backup and reset to default.

* Custom HTML: See if you have any custom HTML defined, if yes make a backup then reset to default.





@William Zanchet [Atlassian] - We do have Custom HTML - but, I cannot reset to default as the HTML is needed to address the issue with the Notify Watcher checkbox always being enabled.  We used the workaround that was posted that allows you to uncheck and hold for a particular amount of time during your session because of the many complaints about Confluence spamming too much for small updates and attachments. 


Our custom HTML for the above i the following; not sure why that would be impacting the comment reply box. 



<script type="text/javascript">

AJS.bind('init.rte', function() {

  var c = "notifyWatchers"; var o = AJS.$('#notifyWatchers');

  if(AJS.$.cookie(c) != null) {

    o.attr('checked', AJS.$.cookie(c)==='true' );


  AJS.$('#notifyWatchers').bind('click', function() {

    var date = new Date();

    var minutes = 60;

    date.setTime(date.getTime() + (minutes * 60 * 1000));

    AJS.$.cookie(c, o.prop('checked'),{ expires: date } );





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