Implementation wrong for min first post length?


(Robert Lauriston) #1

I expected that min first post length would affect only the first post in a topic and min post length would affect all the replies.

Instead, min first post length affects the first post and any replies to that post.

This doesn’t make sense to me. The point of a longer minimum for the opening post is that you want to make sure the topic is stated clearly enough. I don’t think there’s any reason that replies should have a different minimum depending on whether they’re replying to the original post or to a reply.


(Robert Lauriston) #2

And by the way, kudos for making your software so clean that it took me ten days to find a bug. Impressive for such a newish platform.


(Jeff Atwood) #3

Aha that does sound like a bug. Can you have a peek @eviltrout on Monday?


(Robin Ward) #4

I can’t seem to reproduce this.

In my tests, min_first_post_length only applies to the first post in the topic. All replies to that post seem to use min_post_length.

One exception is private messages, where min_private_message_post_length is used.


(Robert Lauriston) #5

I can’t reproduce it now either. Sorry for the false alarm.


(Robin Ward) #6