And a new irritating Discourse message

I tried a very short message in reply to a post and got this box from Discourse:

​​​​​​​​Body seems unclear, is it a complete sentence?

With an “OK” box.

Except Discourse isn’t asking a question. There is no option to say “Yes, I’m fine with it, thanks!”

Clicking OK takes you back to the edit box, where you have to start over.

It’s just a pseudo-polite message: “You fucked up. Do a better job, idjit!”

At least you haven’t unleashed the paper clip…

I would presume this is the same minimum character limit they had before, just with different wording. Neither makes a lot of sense, though I guess switching to “body” makes it clear that quotes don’t count.

It really should be just “Your post is too short. Consider writing a full sentence.”

A battle between a polite Canadian and an impolite message board.
There’s no way this ends well.


But even that isn’t what Discourse is really saying.

Discourse: “Consider writing a full sentence.”

Piper: “I did consider a longer sentence, but for stylistic reasons, I prefer this short version.”

Discourse: “But you should consider writing a full sentence.”

Piper: “I like what I’ve written.”

Discourse: “You really should consider writing a full sentence.”

Piper: “A longer sentence would not express my thought accurately.”

Discourse: “Shut the fuck up and do as you’re told!”

You need to get stern. Much like Arthur Dent.
Discourse, if you don’t let me type what I want this moment I shall zap straight off to your major data banks and reprogram you with a very large axe, got that?


“I can see this relationship is something we are both going to have to work very hard at”

You have a few Pangalactic Gargleblasters and see how well your memory works.

Me? I have difficulty keeping hold of my towel.

I can’t recall how to trigger it, but I think it’s an antispam feature. Admin can turn it off merely by eliminating entropy globally.



Very strange. That last post didn’t elicit any such message.
I think discourse has me on it’s ignore list.

You’re finally starting to get on board with the realities of the soon-to-come AI revolution.

And I, for one, do not welcome our new AI overlords.

A polite Canadian who has bagpipes and isn’t afraid to use them. You do not fuck with @Northern_Piper.

I feel like a machine that states an opinion with a follow up, somewhat condescending, yes or no question but only allows you to answer by saying ‘ok’ is in no position to be passing judgement on grammar.