Automatic Transition (using XML) after Transition with Comment ends up with duplicate comments

So using <... auto="True"> in one of my transitions (as documented in What is your most valuable Jira "trick"), I am conditionally (based on SOX field) firing an Auto-Approve transition after users manually do a Verify transition.

Unfortunately, when I add a Comment during the Verify transition, I end up with a duplicate of the initial comment added during Verify. Here's the portion of the workflow I'm working on:

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I suspect that because Auto-Approve still has "Add a comment to an issue if one is entered during a transition." post-function, it somehow thinks the Verify Comment is something it needs to add to the issue, and I end up with it there twice.

Any ideas? Thanks all!

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Ah, as is often the case after asking for help, I figured it out.

Since I'm hacking workflow XML anyways, why not try removing the "Add a comment" post-function there:

&lt;function type="class"&gt;
&lt;arg name="class.name"&gt;com.atlassian.jira.workflow.function.misc.CreateCommentFunction&lt;/arg&gt;
&lt;/function&gt;

Hey, that worked. Nice.

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