When replying to a PM, the UI sends the POST request to discourse and specifies
archetype=general in the form data. It should be specifying
This causes an issue with server-side plugins using
DiscourseEvent.on(:post_created). When inspecting the topic data, the archetype is specified as whatever value was provided by the UI. This means that the plugin will receive an archetype of “general” instead of “private_message” and therefore cannot distinguish between the two.
Additionally, literally any value can be specified by the UI; it is not checked server side. This means that not only is the value for PM replies incorrect, but that the value can’t be trusted to be accurate because it’s an unchecked value from the client.