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Flood control too intrusive, 60 second delay for posting seems at least twice too long
Arnold B. Kruege...
post Mar 28 2009, 11:21
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I'nm getting dinged all the time by the flood control mesasge.

60 seconds seems to be just too long.

Was 30 seconds tried and found to be too short, or did someone just put in 60 seconds without a lot of thought or experience?
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post Mar 28 2009, 15:29
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I'm sure it helps a lot to decrease the amount of crap a spammer can post during his five minutes of fame when he gets through.


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post Mar 28 2009, 18:13
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Yeah, the amount of spam this forum receives is absolutely atrocious. Sorry for the inconvenience Arnold.


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post Mar 28 2009, 18:27
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QUOTE (Canar @ Mar 28 2009, 13:13) *
Yeah, the amount of spam this forum receives is absolutely atrocious.


Since I rarely if ever see any, then you're saying that hidden workers are constantly scanning for it and making it go away?
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post Mar 28 2009, 18:53
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You got it. It's a war. sad.gif


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post Mar 28 2009, 19:02
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post Mar 28 2009, 19:19
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post Mar 29 2009, 03:11
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FWIW, I hit the 60 second thing a lot too.
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post Feb 9 2010, 19:02
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QUOTE (Axon @ Mar 29 2009, 03:11) *
FWIW, I hit the 60 second thing a lot too.


Me too.

Nevertheless, I understand the reasoning. But why is the "flood control" applied before even starting to create a topic or reply and not when posting?

I'd say this thing drives the regulars nuts, or do they have other facilities to post?
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post Feb 10 2010, 00:52
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Never seen any flood control messages.. am I slow? I think I can be counted as regular. I'm sure that we would have seen more crying about this if it would affect lots of users.
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post Feb 10 2010, 02:31
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QUOTE (Akkurat @ Feb 9 2010, 18:52) *
Never seen any flood control messages.. am I slow?
Could it be you use a lot?

I imagine this is more annoying if you compose most of your posts using the or buttons frequently.

[edit]Nevermind, I don't think you have one since you are in the Developer group. But I think the above was relevant to me before I was modded about a year ago, and I posted a ton. wink.gif

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post Feb 10 2010, 12:56
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I've started to use the fast reply a lot more often lately but I use the reply/add reply buttons too occasionally. So it could be that only normal members are affected? Ok, still, I think that we would (have) see(n) more posts about this if it would be a big problem.

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But why is the "flood control" applied before even starting to create a topic or reply and not when posting?

That's a good question! Harder to implement that way I guess..

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post Feb 17 2010, 20:54
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QUOTE (JFierce7 @ Feb 9 2010, 10:02) *
QUOTE (Axon @ Mar 29 2009, 03:11) *
FWIW, I hit the 60 second thing a lot too.


Me too.

Nevertheless, I understand the reasoning. But why is the "flood control" applied before even starting to create a topic or reply and not when posting?

I'd say this thing drives the regulars nuts, or do they have other facilities to post?



I hit it all the time.


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post Mar 25 2010, 22:08
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Would it be easy to implement a function which decreases it for users with a sufficient postcount?


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post Mar 28 2010, 00:11
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QUOTE (Woodinville @ Feb 17 2010, 15:54) *
QUOTE (JFierce7 @ Feb 9 2010, 10:02) *
QUOTE (Axon @ Mar 29 2009, 03:11) *
FWIW, I hit the 60 second thing a lot too.


Me too.

Nevertheless, I understand the reasoning. But why is the "flood control" applied before even starting to create a topic or reply and not when posting?

I'd say this thing drives the regulars nuts, or do they have other facilities to post?



I hit it all the time.


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post Mar 28 2010, 03:15
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It gets me mostly when I am posting an upload, plus a post linking to it.
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post Apr 10 2010, 01:46
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I get the flood error if it has been less than 1 minute between posting and hitting a reply button (on another thread). I like read everything before I start posting - seems like a good policy. I'd not get the error (and I think we'd still be protected from spammers) if the 1 minute was measured from reply to reply or post to post.
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post Apr 10 2010, 03:45
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I hit this quite frequently also.

And its not like the site is going get suddenly DoS'ed in the face if its dropped to 15 seconds.
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Arnold B. Kruege...
post Nov 9 2010, 13:28
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QUOTE (Qest @ Apr 9 2010, 21:45) *
I hit this quite frequently also.

And its not like the site is going get suddenly DoS'ed in the face if its dropped to 15 seconds.


Amen, brother!
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post Nov 9 2010, 13:31
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I already hit this wall after having answered a quick foobar question and then wanting to begin writing another answer elsewhere. Could maybe just the "submit reply" action have this time limit, not calling the "add reply" form?


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post Nov 9 2010, 17:22
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I hit the wall only sometimes, but it's a convenient way of making me stop and think about my posts a bit more. There has been one instance where I decided to scrap a big one because it was just vague incoherent crap anyway.

QUOTE (Canar @ Mar 28 2009, 18:53) *
QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Mar 28 2009, 18:27) *

Since I rarely if ever see any, then you're saying that hidden workers are constantly scanning for it and making it go away?


You got it. It's a war. sad.gif


Ain't it the truth! On a forum I admin, I've had to install some greasemonkey scripts to aid my goal of fast cleaning up a mess and keep from going insane.

Staff is usually quicker than the users who report spam anyway. ph34r.gif
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post Nov 10 2010, 16:54
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Oh this limit would have helped so much back on the old HA server, when things got sluggish and people furiously tried to get their posts through...


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post Dec 12 2010, 13:35
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QUOTE (Porcus @ Mar 25 2010, 22:08) *
Would it be easy to implement a function which decreases it for users with a sufficient postcount?


Sounds reasonable.
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