Can fake HTML to bypass character limits be patched?

Hey people,

on another web that uses Discourse I mentioned users putting a little amount of text in a topic, @not-ethan mention that if the user puts <charectersssssssssssssssssss> this will create a blank space. This is very annoying and can be used to spam topics with nothing in the description, could this be patched, all credits to @not-ethan!


I feel like this has been brought up before here. And I know it has been brought up the Robox Dev Forum thought I cant find the report.

This would also require a lot of work.

We haven’t seen this yet (except me I think when demonstrating it to others). If you see it please flag it as something else.