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Language or Spam blocking

I am constantly getting comments flagged as spam or having bad language when I try and submit them. The only common factor I have seen so far is that this tends to happen when I copy paste something into the field. On one answer, I had to change a line to be block quoted instead of code quoted. On another I had to remove an image.  The error message is also pretty useless in terms of helping us understand what is actually wrong, and what we need to change.


That's a really good description of that annoyance, so I stole it for - I hope you don't mind!

Did not know there was a COMMUNITY project on JAC. Thanks for that <3. Steal away.

MattS Rising Star Jul 27, 2017

Boris, it's reading your mind, not what you wrote!

MattS Rising Star Jul 27, 2017

But seriously, it's very annoying for the simplest text, usually with a URL. I've commented on the ticket

Happy to get such great feedback from others on this. I was worried it really was a case of it knowning what I was thinking :p

MattS Rising Star Jul 27, 2017

Telepathy - the big new feature for JIRA 8

Bother, I thought the big thing in JIRA 8 was going to be Otto's idea of converting Confluence into the third JIRA application...

MattS Rising Star Jul 27, 2017

No, I heard that was JIRA 9. You not getting the roadmaps? ;)

I'm bad with numbers, especially when Otto has been buying beer or someone has whiskey/wiskey/whisky ;-)

pb Atlassian Team Jul 27, 2017

@MattS - i'm pretty sure we cut "telepathy" from the final feature set for episode 8.  Delivery issues.

Monique vdB Community Manager Jul 31, 2017

There have been some back-end improvements made here -- has this gotten any better for you?

Thanks for the feedback, I haven't had any issues today, but lets monitor it for a bit and see :D

I found this thread as every time I try and answer a question I get told its spam which it is not. It makes using Atlassian community a real pain. I also tried to ask a question and it said it had HTML in it when it did not. 

Monique vdB Community Manager Sep 11, 2017

@Arthur Mack I'm so sorry, this has been frustrating for a lot of users and we've been working to try and diagnose this. Can you tell me what you were trying to post? Were you cutting and pasting it from somewhere else? Did it contain an @ mention?

You can also report here:

No I typed at all myself and there were no  at mentions, no bad words, nothing that could be contrued as spam. 

I had the same issue happen just now with nothing more than a couple of words and a screenshot.

I would much rather put up with a bit of spam and the odd bad word than not being able to post anything. Or typing out a well thought out reply only to have it flagged.

Monique vdB Community Manager Sep 11, 2017

@Boris Berenberg [Atlas Authority] there is a known issue with screenshots -- you need to make sure to include text before the screenshot.  If you try including it after, it will throw an error. This is affecting discussion posts only (not Q&A).  Is that what you're running into, or something different?

@Arthur Mack I completely understand that sentiment! Hoping to have an update soon. Thanks for reporting on our ticket; it helps. 

I had text before the screenshot. I had to submit, get an HTML error, it "fixes" it, then submit again and it works (sometimes). See where it happened.

I cannt even attach a screen shot of the error I get when I try and answer a question in PLAIN TEXT

Ahhh I got so mad I clicked 5 times and then it posted!!!!

Monique vdB Community Manager Sep 11, 2017

@Arthur Mack well that shows that it's intermittent, I guess? How frustrating! I am so sorry!!

Fast and determined clicking beats the bot!

Monique vdB Community Manager Sep 11, 2017

Thanks to your reports, the post rejection error was identified as a problem with <p> markup that snuck in when we fixed the previous round of markup errors. A fix has been pushed to production and the logs are looking good.

Please let us know if this seems improved for you, @Arthur Mack, @Boris Berenberg [Atlas Authority], @Jack Brickey, and everyone else who has been facing this issue!


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