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Jul - Meta - Little quirk on "New thread" New poll - New thread - New reply
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Kak
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Posted on 11-27-13 09:36:11 AM (last edited by Kak64 at 11-27-13 05:01:36 PM) Link | Quote
I have found this little bug/feature? on the "New Thread" page. It's nothing serious, just a little quirk I wanted to know if it is a feature.

Here's the story:

After reloading Firefox (it crashed while trying to make a new thread), it said I was posting in forum 0 (World -1).
Obviously you can't post or read posts there, but through some experimenting with the URL, it's possible to see the name of every forum, including restricted ones, like here or here. Guests can techically do this too.

I like for some reason pointing out small and not important bugs.
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Posted on 11-27-13 04:48:57 PM Link | Quote
I'd say it is pretty obv a bug

but like the hidden forum's names
aren't really all that important

the fun bug was when you could make a thread on a future link ID
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Posted on 11-27-13 04:53:18 PM Link | Quote
The issue may happen if you have previewed your post before the page was reloaded.

The same issue exists on newreply. When you preview your post, the forum/thread ID is passed via POST (the form's data) instead of GET (the URL). The browser reloads the page from URL, and the forum/thread ID gets lost.
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Posted on 11-28-13 02:49:31 AM Link | Quote
Being able to see hidden forum names was always considered something of an easter-egg bug, which is why it's never actually been fixed.

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Posted on 11-28-13 09:14:49 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Being able to see hidden forum names was always considered something of an easter-egg bug, which is why it's never actually been fixed.
Ah, that was exactly what I wanted to know.

Maybe I should stop reporting small or innocuous bugs after all.
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