Replies via email to closed topics still post replys to the topic


(Alex Graham) #1

I searched around, and I couldn’t find anything that exactly outlines what I am seeing.

It appears that if a user is following a topic that automatically closes, and they reply to the email that they get on said topic, even after it closes, their email generates a new post on the topic. I think that if the topic is closed, it would be better to send them a message saying “Sorry, this topic is closed, and is not accepting new replys.” (or something like that).


(Jeff Atwood) #2

@techAPJ can you add this to your list? Definitely a bug. We should return an email reply, like we do when you attempt to post something under the 20 char minimum, indicating why we couldn’t accept the email reply.


(Alex Graham) #3

Thanks for the update, @codinghorror!


(Jeff Atwood) #4

There is a related bug here around replying to a closed topic where you get a nasty 403 error message dialog rather than some clean text.


(Arpit Jalan) #5

Fixed:


(Sam Saffron) #6