#5336 Unable to delete spam messages [ss1590]

Cory Johns
Chris Tsai


I am unable to delete some spam messages on the TCPDF forum.
When clicking on the "delete" link on these messages I am redirected on the login page instead.
You can easily find the spam messages (written in Danish language) using the following link:

Seeing same behavior, perhaps due to them being posted by OpenID-only accounts pre-upgrade?


  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2012-11-26

    I tried deleting a post from a regular account (not openid-only) and it failed also.

  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2012-11-26
    • milestone: limbo --> forge-backlog
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    Anonymous - 2012-12-05

    Originally by: nicolaasuni

    I have several spam messages that I am unable to delete.
    Shouldn't this bug fixed with hish priority?
    Is it normal that SourceForce hosts spam messages for months without the ability to delete them?

  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2012-12-05
    • milestone: forge-backlog --> forge-dec-28
  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2013-01-03
    • size: --> 2
  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2013-01-11
    • Milestone: forge-jan-11 --> forge-jan-25
  • Tim Van Steenburgh

    • status: open --> in-progress
    • assigned_to: Tim Van Steenburgh
  • Tim Van Steenburgh

    Can't repro locally. Added logging messages to debug in prod after next push.

  • Tim Van Steenburgh

    I have a workaround for the problem. From https://sourceforge.net/p/tcpdf/discussion/search/?q=vores, click one of the search result links. After the page loads, strip off the ? and everything after it in the address bar and hit enter. After the page loads, scroll to the spam post and click Delete.

    This seems to be a bug that breaks some javascript on the page when a reply post is directly linked. Still working on a solution, but at least there is a workaround now.

  • Tim Van Steenburgh

    • status: in-progress --> code-review
  • Tim Van Steenburgh


    You can repro on master by creating a forum post, then replying to it. Get the Link of the reply and navigate to it. You'll get a couple JS errors, after which clicking Delete on the reply will redirect to the login page.

    On tv/5336, perform the same steps, confirming there are no JS errors, and the Delete succeeds.

  • Cory Johns

    Cory Johns - 2013-01-22
    • status: code-review --> closed
    • qa: Cory Johns

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