Recieve "Body is too similar to what you recently posted" for whitespace-only edit

(Kane York) #1

After making this post on another topic, I tried to edit it to take out the extra whitespace at the front of my quote (visible if you ‘expand post’ before he edits it).

However, when I tried to submit the edit removing the extra whitespace, I got a modal dialog with the text:

Body is too similar to what you recently posted.

My reaction to this is - well, of course it’s really similar! it’s a frikking edit to the post!

Anyways, I assume that it’s comparing the text to everything I submitted recently - could the check be relaxed for edits, or something?

(Jeff Atwood) #2

It’s been reported before that whitespace edits are treated as identical. Closing as a duplicate of other bugs already open.

(Jeff Atwood) #3