Tonight I went to edit this post to fix the link, which the poster had entered in BBcode rather than Markdown. When I went to submit the edit, I got this error message, which I've never seen before:

Sorry, posts can't contain that content

The error says that posts can't contain that content, nor that title. However, the only thing I modified was the link text, so why was I getting that error when the post obviously contained the rest of that content when it was originally posted?

  • Ah, just posted the same question while you were posting this. Maybe a general error or something wrong with this particular post?
    – DMA57361
    Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 8:12
  • Hm, strange. Maybe it had something to do with two users trying to edit the same post simultaneously? You'd think there would be a built-in means for handling that though.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 8:23

1 Answer 1


This particular post happens to be spam, and has been reported to the SO mods.

I have removed it from SU in the meantime. The content blocker most likely picked up on the spam which prevented the editing from happening.

  • Thanks for the information. Any idea why the post got through the spam filter when it was created, but was caught when we edited it?
    – nhinkle
    Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 8:26
  • @nhinkle It was migrated from SO. No checking was done on the SU side. Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 8:30
  • Ah, interesting. I would've thought they would have the same spam filters, but evidently not. Thanks for the info!
    – nhinkle
    Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 8:45

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