System post deletion messages leaking to user PMs


(Drew) #1

I can reply via PM to a post by flagging it and selecting “Send <username> a message”:

If I send a PM to someone that way, they withdraw their post, and 24 hours later it gets deleted, system autoresponds to the PM like it was a flag, saying the post has been deleted. For instance, a user was asking if they posted in the right category, I PMed them saying they did, and they withdrew their post. 24 hours later when it was deleted, system responded like it was a flag. This was on our Discourse forum – not the Meta.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Oh wow that’s a super weird edge condition.