Getting around message requirement on custom flags


#1

Today we got a custom flag that had no associated message. After conversing with the user who created the flag, the repro steps were something like this:

  1. Send a Message to the author of a post via the Flag Post UI.
  2. Reopen the Flag Post UI to submit a Custom Flag for the same post.
  3. Note that the text from the Message is still there. Since you want to send the same text in the Custom Flag, submit as-is.
  4. Think all is well with the world until a staff member sends you a message asking what your custom flag without a message is all about.

Because no message chain is created, no communications can be tied to the flag directly.


(Apparently Archetype) #2

attempt at a reproduction. Awaiting confirmation that it actually reproduced the issue: I have now received confirmation in bnelow linked thread.

http://what.thedailywtf.com/t/testing-flag-error/48310


#3

Didn’t have to wait long. :wink:


(Jeff Atwood) #4

Yeah this is a bug, @neil can you add to your list next week.


(Neil Lalonde) #5

I fixed. The fix is just to reset the form after the first flag is successfully submitted. It wasn’t intended that the same message would be pre-filled for next flag.


(Sam Saffron) #6