Duplicate post check spans threads/PMs: what the actual?


  • sockdevs

    So I post this in the @shadowmod testing thread:
    @RaceProUK said:

    @shadowmod trust

    And it doesn't respond because it's on cooldown/is buggy/is pining for the fjords. So I decide to send it as a PM instead, to beat the cooldown.

    …and Discourse tells me to fuck off because the body is too similar to what I posted in a public thread.

    [s]Seriously, @codinghorror. Who the fuck thought that was a good fucking idea?[/s]

    Thinking about it, it is a pretty esoteric use case…


    And, as a bonus, finding a bug when posting a bug:

    You see that bit with 'Bug' in it? THAT'S A CATEGORY. IT IS SELECTED.



  • Every thing is a topic/post.

    CLOSED NOTABUG ASDESIGNED OUTOFSPITE


  • :belt_onion:

    @loopback0 said:

    Every thing is a topic/post.

    I propose we just make it so that you can close the PM chain as duplicate due to similar content, in proper SO style.


  • sockdevs

    @loopback0 said:

    Every thing is a topic/post.

    And there lies the problem.

    No other forum software ever since the Dawn of Man has treated PMs like normal forum threads with fancy flags. Also, no other forum software ever since the Dawn of Man dupe-checks posts across threads.



  • Invite TL4+ and they probably can. Haven't tried it out though.



  • @RaceProUK said:

    Also, no other forum software ever since the Dawn of Man dupe-checks posts across threads.

    Yeah. I wasn't saying I agreed, just that's how it works.
    That said, it's not like any forum software is made with the use case of PMing the same 2 words to a bot in mind. It's just that the others don't get in the way.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @RaceProUK said:

    Also, no other forum software ever since the Dawn of Man dupe-checks posts across threads.

    What's worse, they don't dupe check the canned replies!!! <!-- :trollface: -->


  • sockdevs

    @loopback0 said:

    Invite TL4+ and they probably can. Haven't tried it out though.

    now you have!

    :smiley:
    and it works, at least i can't post in that thread anymore.


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