The steps involved are:
1. Write a post without a title (with the flag set that titles are required for posts)
2. Click the Publish Now button.
QP will return the warning message above the editor, but it will also remove the Publish Now button and mark the post as published. Below is a screenshot showing the warning message (which can be overlooked), the absence of the Publish Now Button and that visibility/Sharing has been set to published. Now of course a user familiar with the application will know that one moves away when a post is published, but a noob who is just starting out will not know this and she is told that the post was published.
Furthermore, one is able to move away from an unsaved post even though the person clicked on the save button. The warning message just states Please provide a title and one may assume that not having a title does not prevent the application from saving the post. in reality, that is the case and the user will lose the post contents entirely.
Now one would think that clicking on Save & Edit would produce similar results, that the post would not actually be saved. However, that is not the case at all, When a user clicks on Save & Edit, they are told the post has been created and in fact, it will be saved without a title even though the title required flag is set.
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