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I just noticed that i can flag a question for moderator attention without providing a comment (Button Flag Question is enabled).

When i click the button i get the red error box "An error occured during flagging" and the server returns a 500 - Internal Server Error.

Here are the steps to reproduce:

  1. Open a question
  2. Flag question to open flagging dialog (Button Flag Question is disabled)
  3. Select a flag option (as example "it is spam")
  4. Select "it needs moderator attention"

These steps result in that the Flag Question button is enabled, without providing any comment for the moderator.

I can only reproduce this on Meta. Stackoverflow seems to work as expected.

Flagging enabled without comment

Output Developer Tools (Chrome)

Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 (Internal Server Error)
GET 500 (Internal Server Error) jquery.min.js:4
send jquery.min.js:4
f.extend.ajax jquery.min.js:4
B full.js?v=29ea9a93c321:176
(anonymous function) full.js?v=29ea9a93c321:173
f.event.dispatch jquery.min.js:3
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Just reproduced on this question. – hims056 Jun 25 '13 at 7:59
It's only on Meta as they didn't roll out the change in the flagging system. – Shadow Wizard Jun 25 '13 at 8:03
Misleading title - you didn't actually raise a flag. Also I cannot reproduce this in Firefox. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 25 '13 at 8:03
@BoltClock'saUnicorn i´ve changed the title. may be its better now. I can reproduce it with FireFox – Jehof Jun 25 '13 at 8:05
@Bolt step #3 is crucial, sure you followed it? :) – Shadow Wizard Jun 25 '13 at 8:22
Reproduced by me (Firefox 21, Windows 7). The button is correctly disabled if you click the other option under flag for moderator attention; without clicking other, the button stays enabled. – michaelb958 Jun 25 '13 at 8:50
Related:… – Manishearth Jun 25 '13 at 9:31
up vote 3 down vote accepted

We had a duff check in JavaScript for this particular bit.

Don't you love 1 character fixes?

Anyhow. Fixed.

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While you're at it, another dish for you this time in the close dialog: close --> off topic --> choose any --> click "Closing" to get back --> button still enabled, no close reason selected. Submitting result in error. :-/ – Shadow Wizard Jun 25 '13 at 11:42
@ShaWizDowArd the same is true for selecting duplicate and then go back – Jehof Jun 25 '13 at 11:47
@ShaWizDowArd - Thanks. Fix is in the oven. Should be served in the next 5 minutes or so. – Oded Jun 25 '13 at 12:16
@Oded you would be good candidate for MasterChef! :D – Shadow Wizard Jun 25 '13 at 12:19

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