Topic nuking - A serious glitch


(William) #1

Hello! I am the member if a forum called “The Hopscotch Forum” which you can find at www.forum.gethopscotch.com. One of the users over there found a method to “glitch” topics, making the end unreachable and in some cases, it caused the website to crash and the browser to reload. From what I understand, this is caused by using <big> tags over and over again, repeatedly until the text get so big that the topic freezes.

Right now, I have notified the admins, but I think that this is a software bug. I am not an admin, but I want to notify you guys at Discourse about this. For more information, you could ask the people who discovered this on our forum and also check this topics for reference (WARNING: it is nuked and might cause glitches):


Try to use the “scroll bar”/“jump to post bar” to get to the bottom. It won’t work.

Edit: I just wanted to say thank you do Discourse for solving this issue really fast :slight_smile:


Better theme settings on user front-end
(Jonathan) #2

Year, this is a really bad bug

It should be an easy fix, just limit the size of the text
There is a limit for the small text


(Arpit Jalan) #3

Thanks for the bug report. I am pushing a fix soon.


(Arpit Jalan) #4

Fixed via:

The fix will be deployed on Hopscotch forum soon.


(Arpit Jalan) #5

(Jeff Atwood) #6

Thanks for the report @JonnyGamer and @William04GamerA!


(Sam Saffron) #7

@awesomerobot can you revise the fix so it is REM based? (we need this for large font)

We can also maybe have big big or something like that so we can support say a fixed number of 3 levels?


(Jeff Atwood) #8

I would like to spend as little time on this as possible.


(Sam Saffron) #9

As little as possible is simply changing those px values to REM. I can try at it.

EDIT, did something minimal here