The Help Board allowed a new thread to be started

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I notice there is a new thread on the Help Board, which was closed to new threads in February. I don't see a "start a new thread" link, but it somehow got started.

Anyone have this imdb problem?
by Mestter (Wed May 22 2013 06:25:03)
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UPDATED Wed May 22 2013 06:36:08
Screenshot:

http://i44.tinypic.com/300qyir.jpg

The dropdown menu drops down ove the HELP and YOUR WATCHLIST links, so disappears when you move cursor to them. I'd ask on the IMDB HELP section, but you need facebook to post there and its woefully confusing.

Also, when you click to add a board avatar, nothing pops up.
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Posted 6 years ago

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bluesmanSF,

Back in October 2012, I discovered a way to post to any board, including the IMDb Information board. I reported this security flaw to the IMDb Help Desk. Nadia indicated that she had forwarded this to the IMDb technical staff. Unfortunately, the security flaw still exists.
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i tested the flaw, it no longer exists, i get a
"Unable to process your request

A server error prevented the message from being sent" message
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vhavnal,
Thanks for checking this out and confirming it has been fixed after all.
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Nice. I guess it was not a big deal...until now. Interesting.

Thanks, Dan.
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Mayor Defacto has posted there that it was probably moved from the Contributors Help Board (which has been a common thing, though that board is now closed).
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Moving a thread from the Contributors Help Board to the Help Board is probably more likely than my explanation. There is also at least one thread that was moved from the Information Board.

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