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Automatically warning when adding post containing greetings and signatures?

Dear all,

I think it would be a good idea to add automatic salutation detection for posts, similar to how it automatically detects subjective titles.

So if a post contains words like "hi", "hello", "dear", "sincerely", "thanks", a user would be presented with a warning message (a post still can be submitted).

Thanks and all the best wishes. Yours truly.

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You sure have that down yourself :P Oh yeah, +1. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Mar 18 '11 at 18:16

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Thanks for your question! It's users like you that make this site awesome.

Anyway, I agree with your request. We already implement something similar for subjective words in the title. I expect running a regex over the body won't hurt when they move to the tag box.

Thanks for the question, hope this helps!


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Hi Adam! I hope the beginning spring finds you in the best of forms. Did you know that your city is sister cities with my home town Tübingen? What a nice coincidence, don't you think. At first thought, I disagreed with the suggestion - I think the current system tends to work well, and anybody sticking on the site for a while will get the drift pretty quickly. But then I thought some more, and arrived at the conclusion that a detection and a polite warning can't hurt. Anyway, have a great evening and a nice weekend! Sincerely, Pekka –  Pëkka Mar 18 '11 at 18:44
+1 for snarkiness. –  Jason Plank Mar 18 '11 at 21:18

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