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) http://meta.stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/flags/posts/184480/add/undefined
GET http://meta.stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/flags/posts/184480/add/undefined 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.
    – Himanshu
    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:59
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    It's only on Meta as they didn't roll out the change in the flagging system. Jun 25, 2013 at 8:03
  • Misleading title - you didn't actually raise a flag. Also I cannot reproduce this in Firefox. Jun 25, 2013 at 8:03
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn i´ve changed the title. may be its better now. I can reproduce it with FireFox
    – Jehof
    Jun 25, 2013 at 8:05
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    @Bolt step #3 is crucial, sure you followed it? :) Jun 25, 2013 at 8:22
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    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. Jun 25, 2013 at 8:50
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/133393/… Jun 25, 2013 at 9:31

1 Answer 1


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. :-/ Jun 25, 2013 at 11:42
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    @ShaWizDowArd the same is true for selecting duplicate and then go back
    – Jehof
    Jun 25, 2013 at 11:47
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    @ShaWizDowArd - Thanks. Fix is in the oven. Should be served in the next 5 minutes or so.
    – Oded
    Jun 25, 2013 at 12:16
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    @Oded you would be good candidate for MasterChef! :D Jun 25, 2013 at 12:19

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