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Won't Fix Empty Quotes trigger Alerts.

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Kyle12, May 30, 2012.

  1. Kyle12

    Kyle12 New Member

    Same sort of thing as this other Bug Report I filed Bypass 'Please enter a valid message.' post restriction. You can trigger highlights with bogus empty messages, while in reality they contain an empty quote of the target.

    See the below example (If you're a mod). Otherwise, quote the user and remove all of their text. They should receive an Alert.

    [quote="Kyle12, post: 367310, member: 10034"][/quote]
  2. Kyle12

    Kyle12 New Member

  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Good spot.

    I'd argue that a blank quote should probably generate an error.
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I use it to my advantage ... it's like a Blind CC in email.

    When there are 12 people in a thread that are looking for something, I'll frequently collect them all (over over 10 pages) and then just paste a link (usually to a new thread) that shows that there request has been granted .... and will "blank quote" them to alert them.
    CurveGotti likes this.
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    As mentioned, this has been used intentionally by some people. It is a borderline bug, but I'm going to leave it for that usage right now, I think.
    Chris D likes this.
  7. Kyle12

    Kyle12 New Member

    Sigh... Alright Mike. It would be infinitely better to just implement native tagging.
    Autonamus, Chris D and FredC like this.

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