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Memfis

The administrator has specified that users can only post one message every 60 seconds

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Is this necessary? It's not like the forum is under a heavy spam attack or anything. This thing is especially annoying for people who post demos in the demos forum and then link to them in the wads&mods forum.

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Well it definitely does prevent spam.

One day... one day some idiot will come here and try to spam us. When he does, he won't be able to.

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There already have been spam attacks in the past. Thankfully, the 60 second interval immensely slows anyone's attempt down.

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Memfis said:

Is this necessary?

Is it that long to wait?

There are bots and spammers around these forums I imagine would love to take advantage of having it disabled. No, Doomworld is not under 24/7 spam attack, but the 60 second delay is what helps keep it that way.

So yes, it is.

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Memfis said:

Is this necessary? It's not like the forum is under a heavy spam attack or anything. This thing is especially annoying for people who post demos in the demos forum and then link to them in the wads&mods forum.

It's a sensible precaution, since there are times when there's no-one about who can deal with a shit-poster, so the 60 second delay does at least slow them down. Nambona890's spam attack in April being a case in point.

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It also seems to have the effect of rendering spam attacks amusing, if Nambona890 is anything to go by. It was kinda irritating, sure, but he never managed to get to a volume where it became problematic.

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I don't even see why this is considered a problem. It's not like you have to wait all that long or have to do some crazy captcha tomfoolery.

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I have no problem with the limit, it's a good thing to prevent spam.

This limit apparently applies to sending PMs as well. I experienced it when sending multiple similar (not exactly same) PMs to several people (regarding a mapping project). It bugged me a little, but I understand the purpose of the limit, and can deal with it when I need to send multiple PMs once an aeon. PM spam should be probably prevented as well.

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I do not see any problem with this because most people would never post that much in such a short time anyways. Fast posting usually leads to broken sentences and badly phrased opinions leading to flaming or unintended agitation. That is why i by example edit my posts so much because i always notice mistakes or badly phrased sentences.

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FireFish said:

That is why i by example edit my posts so much because i always notice mistakes or badly phrased sentences.

I like how this forum handles editing posts. It's not time-limited anyhow, and if you edit your post in less than 5 minutes after sending it, it happens without notification. If it takes you more than 5 minutes, a message "Last edited by [username] on [date+time]" appears under the post. I also often edit my posts immediately after posting, to correct phrasing or to add something I forgot to mention, in fact I did it with this post too, to add this sentence. :p

There's just the inability to delete posts, which would come in handy sometimes, but that's also a thing possible to deal with.

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scifista42 said:

I like how this forum handles editing posts. It's not time-limited anyhow, and if you edit your post in less than 5 minutes after sending it, it happens without notification. If it takes you more than 5 minutes, a message "Last edited by [username] on [date+time]" appears under the post. I also often edit my posts immediately after posting, to correct phrasing or to add something I forgot to mention, in fact I did it with this post too, to add this sentence. :p

There's just the inability to delete posts, which would come in handy sometimes, but that's also a thing possible to deal with.


the problem with users deleting posts would be the following ;
person A posts : you are a 'censored' piece of 'chips'.
person B posts : Listen you censored 'chips' i will 'lemon' you.
many other persons jump in to flame.

Person A deletes his post, and acts as if the others started...
the wrong people get losered.

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I don't like this feature, and other forums get away without it (I think ZDoom lacks this).

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Bloodshedder said:

it's to slow down your shitposting

The boss said his words, is this enough of an answer?

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I think it's to stop people like me - I often have several tabs open just for Doomworld when I'm visiting, and things could probably get ugly if I were allowed to reply to the threads open in all of my tabs at the same time. Yeah, I admit, I got a problem. Bad enough how frequently I accidentally post to the wrong thread 'cause I get my tabs mixed up. Sorry for ruining for the rest of you.

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printz said:

I don't like this feature, and other forums get away without it (I think ZDoom lacks this).

Having moderated the ZDoom forums for a year or two, that wasn't a good thing.

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60 SECONDS?! Unacceptable, we all need to live life in the fast lane!

But srs its a good spam precaution, just scratch your foot or twiddle your thumbs to pass the 40 seconds or so you have to wait. We can make it through this, everyone!

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It's pretty sensible and protects from spam.

Speaking of which, is Doomworld really impenetrable from spam bots or was there a time the security was breached?

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I've only had the minor annoyance of having to wait a handful of times in the past several years. A small price to pay for what it gives us in return.

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40oz said:

I think its strange for private messaging.

I suppose a determined spammer could abuse the Buddy List system to spam via PMs.

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I dont really see enough posts that i have an opinion on for it to bother me too much... I never even knew there was a 60 sec limit. huh.

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I do find it annoying if I'm posting an FDA in the demos forum and then trying to post a message linking to that FDA. But if it cuts down on spam, and I'm sure it does, then that's a small price to pay.

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