Check for similar posts should ignore private topics


(Sander Datema) #1

Steps to reproduce:

  • Write a reply in a private topic
  • Copy/paste that reply in a public topic
  • The post will be refused because it’s to similar to a post written before

Context:
I asked @codinghorror to reopen a topic and when he wrote me he did (private topic) I accidentally wrote the text I wanted to post in the reopened topic in the private topic. I then copy/pasted that text into the reopened topic, but was not allowed to.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

I view this as a correct behavior. Only spammers would be placing the exact same text in a PM and a public message :wink:


(Sander Datema) #3

Alright, I can accept that, it was a pretty rare case already. :slight_smile: