Not able to add Whisper Post Using API

I am unable to add whisper post Using the API. I am passing Whisper field to true in the given go struct.

type Post struct {
	TopicID   int       `json:"topic_id"`
	Raw       string    `json:"raw"`
	CreatedAt time.Time `json:"created_at"`
	PostType  int       `json:"post_type"`
	Whisper   bool      `json:"whisper"`
}

Both, setting whisper to true or post_type to 4 doesn’t seem to work for me. Post is being added but it is not a whisper. However I am able to add whisper through the UI which clarifies that this is not a privilege issue. Can somebody help me here what I am doing wrong?

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post_type shouldn’t be needed. If it has a topic_id it knows it is a post and not a new topic. This is how I’m doing it with curl:

curl -i -sS -X POST "http://localhost:3000/posts.json"  \
-H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data;"  \
-H "Api-Key: 079fb2bb12d3b436bb11bde8eb58aaa9a36560fa7d79b14b3087aa40b1ebc2c4"  \
-H "Api-Username: blake.erickson"  \
-F "raw=92d2e4a938f8d2c65e3fbbcf68e4c272 374f11b3488a03d5d299e862003b09a3 76cdef8f63901f150f2bbf5579cd0b22"  \
-F "topic_id=11"  \
-F "whisper=true"

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

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This seems to be working, but why whisper=true is not returned in response. Instead I see post_type=4 in all the whispers as opposed to post_type=1, does that mean something or not.

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Yes, that is a good thing. post_type=4 is a whisper post, which means it was created successfully. If it comes back at post_type=1 then it isn’t a whisper, but just a regular post.

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/app/models/post.rb#L145-L150

The interface for creating posts just doesn’t allow you to pass in a post_type, but instead requires you to specify whisper=true.

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