500s and "Body is too similar to what you recently posted" errors

When posting, I sometimes get a “500” error and then the message “Body is too similar to what you recently posted” when I retry. Nothing is successfully posted in such cases.

Had the same problem in https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/500-internal-server-error-and-trying-to-get-ones-post-through/7369

The “Body is too similar” is to stop people from spamming multiple threads with the same content. We’re hoping to fix the 500s with a Discourse update soon.

Was the update in concern carried out meanwhile? When trying to start a new topic in the addons.mozilla.org category, I still get notified about a “500 internal server error”. I get no message about similarity, but the post is not created nonetheless. As you see, answering here works fine.

Do I lack privileges to post there? Is this something that should be fixed? Is any workaround known?

A few days later, the post was accepted without any problems.

If it’s to stop too similar threads from being created, why does it prohibit me from editing an existing thread?

An update we did last night broke post editing, I’m deploying a fix right now.

Edit: updated and fixed

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