Yes, this is because edits to the first post will only bump topics without any replies.
After making sure this didn’t happen on my private instance, nor did the a new spec fail:
I took a look into the RSS feed
https://pixls.us/blog/feed.xml, and found all of the titles have an additional space at the beginning and the end.
<![CDATA[ LGM and Libre Graphics at SCaLE 16x ]]>
the space here and here
This tricks the code into thinking the title have been changed, and tries to update the post. However, the extra spaces in titles are stripped when saving, resulting in an “empty” edit. The loop continues …
I think we can either
- drop support for title updates through RSS feeds
PostRevisor to omit such edits
I’m leaning towards 1, because it is niche enough and we never had this feature before anyway, and 2 requires a lot of careful changes.
Could you @darix try to drop the spaces in the feed, or “suppress the category from Latest” in the meantime?