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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: If you're trying to help and you're fast... Reply with quote

Sometimes I hit up FGO looking for questions I can answer while waiting for something to compile. Sometimes I have a couple of quick answers in a row, and I get the annoying-but-I-understand-why-it's-there message, "too soon."

My solution: Note the URL, log out, log back in, post answer.

Just a little tip for those of us trying to help. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then again I wonder if the amount of time to record the URL, log out and log back in is shorter than waiting out the timeout... :D
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:

Probably! I know I'm being silly.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe those people with over several hundred valid posts should not need to be post wait restricted?
Probably not good, someone will game it :(
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is irritating indeed, I posted a message and then saw a spammer and I couldn't report it. Wait ...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
Maybe those people with over several hundred valid posts should not need to be post wait restricted?
Probably not good, someone will game it :(

roman_gruber has a lot of posts count, you really want him unleash?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the delays.

It is to keep the robot spammers at bay. Without that, if one of them gets thru they'll start posting as fast as the server allows, leading to an absolute mess in just a few minutes. Even with this timeout as it is, there can be (and there has been) problems when there's no moderators around and one of them starts up.

There's no doubt more intelligent ways of handling this, however, due to the age of the software and other things not all of which are under our control, it is unlikely to change in the near future. Sorry. :(
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all good. Keeping spammers out is l337.

Would be nice to see a forum upgrade, though, especially to do things like make it mobile-friendly. Maybe set something up under a new sub-domain, let it get tested thoroughly and eventually switch the web server conf to point to it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef,

If you are that fast, have a beer and relax, if you are still too fast, have another beer.
Repeat until its not a problem :)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pitfall with beer is it reduces accuracy more than it reduces speed. By the time speed is not a problem, the answer is not going to be a solution :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neddy,

Is it alright if I have my cinnamon/maple laced whisky instead?

szatox,

Im not az think az u drunk i is.
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