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Discussion in 'Board Announcements & Suggestions' started by Miles_hot, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Miles_hot

    Miles_hot Member

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    I keep tripping over the time between posts thing which is a little frustrating - can it be trimmed back to 20 sec or so? I know it's only 10 seconds but I often don't take 30 seconds to read, compose and hit post, especially if doing a reply to a number of different points / posts of a thread of mine.

    Not a big whinge but would be nice :)

    Thanks

    Miles
     
  2. matt_storey

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    +1

    it also doesn't help when i have a mass sale ;)
     
  3. Bignose

    Bignose Birds just don't know how to follow the rules.
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    I understand the concern, but every second lowered allows spammers to post that much faster. We've kind of settled on the value it is as a balance between annoying people and limiting the amount of damage a spammer can do. If there are a lot of calls for lowering it, we'll re-consider it, but so far, the number of people expressing annoyance by the current setting is pretty low. So, I guess what I am saying here is: if you know other people who are annoyed by it, ask them to post in this thread expressing that annoyance.
     
  4. ZoddyZod

    ZoddyZod Constantly learning
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    I agree that it can be frustrating when you are 'on a roll' and replying to lots of topics/threads. However, if this wait prevents us from being bombarded with spam which we have to trawl through to find 'real' topics, then I think it's still a good idea.
     
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    raptorrex Inactive

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    lol, I had a whole post on how removing this would help the forum.

    my whole post seemed stupid, when you consider why its how it is. So.

    occasionally it gets up my nose. (can i hear the distinct echo's of applause? :hyper:), not often though. and not enough to put up with any spamming this restriction is stopping.
     
  6. Bignose

    Bignose Birds just don't know how to follow the rules.
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    The real tough part of the problem is that the flux of spam comes and goes. Its been pretty quit lately, but we've have times we've had hundreds of posts flood the system. So, you have to plan for the peaks, even if it leads to annoyances during the troughs.
     
  7. snake007

    snake007 Me encanta cĂ­clidos

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    +1 on that one, can be pretty annoying.
     
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    Doesn't bother me, I can spare 1/9000 of my day.
     
  9. minnnt

    minnnt Fish Whisperer

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    I get it quite alot, slightly annoying, but worth it for the reason mentioned by Bignose.
     
  10. Gvilleguy

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    I notice this issue a few times per month when I am typing up short replies quickly, but if it helps with the anti-spammage I can be patient.
     
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    It's not like you're doing anything else with it :).
     
  12. ripil

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    i've been a bit frustrated at this. i only use a phone and i'll write it all out it will say tut tut and i'll have to write it out all over again. could this 30 second rule not apply for certain users? ie if you have 200+ posts the 30 second rule is no more for that user. i doubt any spammer would wait 30 seconds 200 times just to be pathetic hmmm actually they might
     
  13. Bignose

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    ya, you'd be surprised what they do. Also, it could happen that an experienced used gets their account compromised, and start spamming. Really, considering how little traffic this thread has gotten, I think that while it is annoying to a few users, overall people don't know about or are affected by it much.
     
  14. Blubble37

    Blubble37 Ohai dere c:

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    tbh i dont mind it... yeah its annoying sometimes but if it means spammers cant go about their stuff then im fine with it

    this forum is generally one which spammers stay clear of anyway... compared to another forum i use (and im admin on) i removed 400 or so spam threads and barred 80 - 90 people

    tff aint really got a reputation for being spammable in the spamming community
     
  15. the_lock_man

    the_lock_man Smart Homes System Specialist
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    How do you know? Are you an admin on a Spammers forum?
     

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