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.


Options for text in email-denied messages?
(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