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I attempted to flag this question on Christianity.SE...

...as "off topic". Although the initial flag dialog loads correctly, every time I selected the "it doesn't belong here, or is a duplicate" option, the next pane would fail to load:

Request URL:http://christianity.stackexchange.com/flags/questions/18136/close/popup?_=1375739403107
Request Method:GET
Status Code:404 Not Found

The account had 46 reputation. I tested this on other sites, but found that it only occurred on Christianity.SE. This was my only account that has the for the flagging privilege but not enough for the comment privilege.


I have now earned the commenting privilege on Christianity and am no longer able to reproduce this error, confirming its cause.

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Appears to also reproduce with the duplicate close reason, which also attempts to create a comment without the privilege. –  animuson Aug 27 '13 at 17:59
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Shouldn't this be a 412 Precondition Failed or 410 Conflict instead? –  Cole Johnson Aug 27 '13 at 20:01
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@ColeJohnson It should be a 200 OK. ;) –  Jeremy Banks Aug 27 '13 at 21:23
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@JeremyBanks why not 418 I'm a teapot? –  Cole Johnson Aug 27 '13 at 21:26
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Holy Unintended Consequence, Batman! Yeah, close shouldn't be blocked by inability to comment; the close should just go through without posting the comment. –  Monica Cellio Sep 10 '13 at 21:54
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Jarrod fixed this - if a flag type requires commenting privileges (as off-topic flags do) and the user doesn't have them, that flag type will not come up.

This is currently live.

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Fair enough, though it appears some people don't really like that solution. –  Shadow Wizard Sep 15 '13 at 6:43
    
@ShaWizDowArd - I can see where they may be coming from. Doesn't mean this is a permanent situation. –  Oded Sep 15 '13 at 6:54
    
In my opinion it's not a big deal, 15-50 is quite an edge case but still, it feels like more a hack than real solution. Still, better than a 404 error. :) –  Shadow Wizard Sep 15 '13 at 6:58
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@ShaWizDowArd - not disagreeing with you... –  Oded Sep 15 '13 at 6:58
    
@Oded I got the same error just now when clicking "close" on a question that was deleted in the interim. Red box 404 with the X to close. Maybe it's the same error and maybe it's unrelated, but seems worth looking at again. I'd expect it to be pretty easy to reproduce. –  Michael Kjörling Nov 11 '13 at 17:32
    
@MichaelKjörling - do you mind opening a new Meta bug with a repro? –  Oded Nov 11 '13 at 17:34
    
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