Random double posting


(Alexander Wright) #1

I’m getting reports on my forum of double posts appearing after users pressing the Create Post button (Also create topic).

rate limit create post and rate limit create topic are both set to 90 seconds.

I can’t see anything relevant in the logs.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Need repro steps on try.discourse.org to work with.

@jomaxro can you try some double posting tests to make sure we have not regressed here? Use the exact same post text and see what happens. Try across two different topics as well as the same topic.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #3

I hit the “text too similar…” error earlier today testing something else. Will do some further testing.

Edit: removed from my list per Sam below.


(Sam Saffron) #5

This is already assigned to @tgxworld per: Body is too similar to what you previously posted - even when previous post didn't go through


(Will) #6

We had the same thing happening in our forum. Eventually narrowed it down to the Google Perspective plugin. Disabled it and the issue stopped. Re-enabled and it immediately started back up again.


(Alan Tan) #7

@Alexander_Wright Do you happen to be using the Google Perspective plugin as well?


(Alexander Wright) #8

I am indeed using Perspective.

The double postings also appear in direct messages, with nothing in the error log.

Would there be logs elsewhere?


(Alexander Wright) #9

Further info:

Perspective plugin is enabled, but not for direct messages, and I’ve had duplicate direct messages reported.

Edit: I’ve disabled it entirely, we’ll see what happens!


(Will) #10

I didn’t see any logs, and I don’t know if we had any duplicate DMs while it was enabled. Definitely no complaints about it since though


(Alexander Wright) #11

I’ve since had a couple of examples after disabling the plugin. Not removed it entirely, however. Is disabling sufficient?


(Will) #12

All I did was disable, it’s possible you have another add-on causing problems.

I found it by backing up my forums and uninstalling all my addons until I found the culprit. Then reinstalling the others to make sure the problem stayed gone.