How to cripple commenting ability in one easy step? add a vanilla.png file in your forum root
I was trying to post a comment on my local host for testing purposes and kept on getting error message
The requested URL /vanilla/vanilla.png/post/comment/916 was not found on this server.
as it turned out I had just put a png file called "vanilla.png" in the /vanilla directory (where my forum is located).
it was interesting trying to debug .
when I deleted the /vanilla/vanilla.png - the problem went away.
when i placed the file back in - the problem came back.
just something to keep in mind .
adding a new discussion wasn't hampered.
tested in vanilla 18.104.22.168
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