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Stupid Error Upon Spending of Last Pie

 
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This evening I gave away my last slice of pie.

I think it worked because I don't have any left (reminds me of my Grandmother always offering us food that was about to expire, but that is another story.)

I am writing this because I got a "Stupid Error" upon doing so.

It was either due to an excessively verbose accompanying note, or because of some bug that occurs when doing pie-giving post-processing if the count went down to zero.

If it is the first, I am shocked, but just letting people know in case it was a "Last Piece of Pie"-specific bug.

My browser is up-to-date Google Chrome without any fancy, interesting or unusual configurations selected.

No other problems seen with the website in weeks of heavy constant use/abuse, pretty impressive!
 
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Let's see if we can duplicate it.

Were you using the feature to give pie to somebody as part of a post, or were you using the feature to give pie to a user directly (no particular post)?

 
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I'm looking at your pie ledger.  It looks like your attempt to give pie didn't go through.  
 
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I just granted one of the two slices of Pie in my account to the same person "for"/associated with the very same post in the very same topic in the very same forum.

Two differences from before.

1. I wrote them a somewhat long message the first time, made it really short the second time.

2. My pie count went from 2 to 1 this time, but from 1 to 0 earlier when it failed.

I'll try giving away my last slice with a short message, now...

That one worked too.  I should have taken a picture of the error or cut-and-paste the text.

It seems either to be a total fluke or whatever gets tripped when someone sends an overly long thank-you note with the pie give-away doesn't go well.

Since I came from a C/C++ background, I am considering that the overly-long message detector could work well up to some point, then be overwhelmed and fail itself, that seems rather unlikely here.
 
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Jesse, thanks for pointing that out in the first place. Just gave you a pie slice and a cow of course.

We found the relevant log. We'll check what went wrong.
 
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