Why can students can see instructor comments while grades are hidden?

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I'm an admin helping faculty, and one instructor has reported that students can see his comments in SpeedGrader as soon as he hits Submit on the comment, even though he set up a manual grade posting policy for the course. He also double-checked that the individual assignment had a manual posting policy. He tested this with a student, who reported that yes, she could see his comment immediately, even though her grade was hidden.

Any idea why this is happening?