Email in should strip Fwd's and Re's when creating a new topic


(Michael Downey) #1

As a user, I want to be able to forward an email message to Discourse to start a discussion, without having the topic include all the “FW:”, “Fwd:”, “RE:”, etc. cluttering up the topic line, so that it’s easier to read what the topic is without the useless email junk.

Saw this today when someone forwarded a message to start a discussion about a document he received. There was about 15 characters of junk that I ended up stripping out of the topic title.


(Tobias Eigen) #2

Why not just edit the subject line before posting? Or go back later to clean up the post?


(James Milligan) #3

It’s something that could be done by Discourse automatically and reduce an admin’s workload (and keep things nice and tidy from the off)


(Jeff Atwood) #4

Can you propose a regex here? This might be tricky with nested fwd: re: etc and how many variants? Also needs localization does it not?


(Michael Downey) #5

Here’s a good start: