Don't count the spoiler wrapper towards the min post length requirement


(Alex Sherwood) #1

I’m not sure whether this should be considered a bug but it’s inconsistent so..

At the moment, users can add [spoiler][/spoiler] (with no hidden text) to their posts in order to bypass the min post length that’s been set for a site - & our users are doing this.

Characters from quotes of other posts aren’t counted towards the post’s length so this seems inconsistent.


(Alex Sherwood) #2

e.g.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #3

There are lots of creative ways to exploit the min post length setting, I believe @sam has said we’re not going to be able to stop them all.


(Alex Sherwood) #4

There are & I can see his point :slight_smile: it would be helpful to get rid of this one but I guess what you’re saying is that it’s down to the site’s moderators to intervene if it’s being abused, which is fair enough.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #5

You’ll need to wait for Sam or another engineer to confirm, but yes, I believe that’s what our current position is on this.


(Vinoth Kannan) #6

Here is the Sam’s post