I behaved myself, but there seem to be loopholes January 12, 2006 5:20 PM   Subscribe

Having just made an FPP, I can still get to the posting page by pasting the "post_good.mefi" link. I can also put in any user id and it still gets me into preview. I didn't dare to hit post though to see if that works, but I thought I'd point it out.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to Bugs at 5:20 PM (16 comments total)

Feel free to try and post it, we can always delete it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:26 PM on January 12, 2006


I dare you.
posted by puke & cry at 5:29 PM on January 12, 2006


Ha, yes I see. I don't feel the need (or see the point), but I was wondering whether this should be possible. I would imagine that either this either would have been pointed out a while ago, or doesn't work, or would have been 'exploited' by now. If it is either of these ones, then quite possibly this post is redundant. :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:30 PM on January 12, 2006


It doesn't work. Go ahead and try.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:30 PM on January 12, 2006


Either or either, of course. You can't have your either and eat it use it twice, in a redundantly redundant manner.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:31 PM on January 12, 2006


Case closed, and thanks. Now stop daring me guys! :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:32 PM on January 12, 2006


So the deal is, the front page stops people and tells them the error. That stops 99.9% of people from trying to work around it. You found the URL you arrive at still works, and it does, but you can't actually submit anything.

So there's this weird limbo that looks like it will work but it doesn't actually work. I don't bother hiding it from anyone since hardly anyone has ever even found it, and it doesn't really do any harm to keep it visible.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:39 PM on January 12, 2006


Jump! Jump! Show us your tits!!
posted by loquacious at 5:45 PM on January 12, 2006


Alright, fair enough. For a moment I thought I had found the golden ticket, there. Not that I had any desire of using it. Close this if you will.

So there's this weird limbo that looks like it will work but it doesn't actually work. I don't bother hiding it from anyone since hardly anyone has ever even found it, and it doesn't really do any harm to keep it visible.

Oh man, I've been there.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:46 PM on January 12, 2006


*jumps*

*flashes man-boobs*
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:58 PM on January 12, 2006


Can I be your groupie?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 6:04 PM on January 12, 2006


For a moment I thought I had found the golden ticket

Mathowie and the Snarklet Factory.
posted by loquacious at 6:13 PM on January 12, 2006


Wow, I can't get used to this "threads in metatalk and ask metafilter opening in new windows" thing. Mind-blowing.

And several years late
posted by interrobang at 6:46 PM on January 12, 2006


late > nevar
posted by cortex at 9:09 PM on January 12, 2006


Can I be your groupie? - IIHAA
Can I be your gropey?
posted by raedyn at 6:41 AM on January 13, 2006


Again, you're not supposed to ask.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:18 AM on January 13, 2006


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