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Old 04-27-17, 05:34 PM
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I know this most likely has been asked before and I understand the reason for a wait time between post. But 180 seconds? Seems excessive. When I read and post on this forum, in most cases it's in the morning just before I leave for work. And time is of then essence. Having to wait 3 minutes between post is a PITA. Any chance of reducing that wait to 1 or 2 minutes? Just asking.
 
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Old 04-27-17, 05:44 PM
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I believe it has been determined that 180 seconds is the optimum time to reduce spamming.

Forum moderators outside of their forums are subject to the same time delay.

As far as I know..... no chance of changing the delay.
 
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Old 04-27-17, 05:50 PM
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OK, makes sense now. Thanks.
 
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Old 04-27-17, 11:51 PM
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If you would just forget that touch typing crap they taught you in school and use one finger like the rest of us you wouldn't have a time problem.
 
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Old 04-28-17, 03:59 AM
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Delay drives me nuts but I understand why. Have a 65 second delay now.
 
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I'm not crazy about the wait either but if it helps cut down the number of spam posts ......
I'm not a one finger typer but between reading various posts and thinking about the answer I rarely run into the 180 second delay - but it does happen from time to time, don't like it but understand why it's there.
 
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If you would just forget that touch typing crap they taught you in school and use one finger like the rest of us you wouldn't have a time problem.
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Maybe 180 Seconds wouldn't sound like such an eternity if it was expressed as a mere 3 Minutes ?
 
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Old 04-28-17, 08:40 AM
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Delay drives me nuts but I understand why. Have a 65 second delay now.
Does this mean it's been shortened?
I run into the 180s hassle quite a bit because of the way I scan the forum. I scan all posts page by page and copy any I want to read to a new tab, then I read each of those in depth. If I reply to a post it tends to be several in succession since I've already thinned them out.

I thought "spam bots" had short attention spans (it's the nature of "flooding" the internet). 30 seconds would stop most of them.
 
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I'm sure what he meant was there were 65 seconds left on the 180 second time frame between posts. When I get hit with the wait time it usually comes up somewhere between 100 seconds and just a few .... because of the time spent reading and posting a reply.
 
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Old 04-28-17, 08:55 AM
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Does this mean it's been shortened?
No, it's still 180.

We don't have spam bots. They never make it thru. These are real people that post spam.
 
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Would it seem even shorter expressed as 1/20th of an hour? 1/480th of a day?
 
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Old 04-28-17, 12:27 PM
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1/nth of eternity?
 
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Old 04-28-17, 12:47 PM
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A bit of advice, do NOT ask if the wait time will be lengthened to a longer period of time. I did that once and was suspendered () for a month!
 
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Wonder if there is a timer for staying logged in also, since I constantly get logged off a short time after logging in. Anybody?
 
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I've never been logged off while logged on but I never stay logged in for long periods of non activity.
 
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Old 04-28-17, 03:11 PM
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Just started this week but if not on site and come back after a hour or so I have to log in again, Never had to do this before.
 
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