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[FIXED] 1 post per minute

A few times I’ve posted something, then realized i missed something, so I edit the post, and I’m very good at missing things, so I frequently hit the 1 post per minute blocker, could we up this to two posts per minute to allow for quick edits to add information?

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I doubt that the Boss, and I mean that affectionately, would change that as it was put in place to slow spammers down enough so that other remedial actions could be taken against them. Trust me, you never want to see that many handbag ads…

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This protection feature is poorly implemented. One should be able to edit a post immediately, but not create a new post.

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And while were talking about site improvements, how about making the watched post email feature a bit more sophisto… just send the email when the first new post to a thread arrives. Don’t send any more until the member has re-visited the thread. That will eliminate those zillions of superfluous emails that say that a busy thread has been updated. CNCZONE works this way and it is VERY effective.

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texaspyro wrote:
And while were talking about site improvements, how about making the watched post email feature a bit more sophisto… just send the email when the first new post to a thread arrives. Don’t send any more until the member has re-visited the thread. That will eliminate those zillions of superfluous emails that say that a busy thread has been updated. CNCZONE works this way and it is VERY effective.

i was originally going to ask for this one, but i just turned off all the e-mails and bookmarked the watched posts page

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+1 to all texas said Wink

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I suppose there could be tweaks to the way this is implemented, but you can’t argue with success. The robot spammers have been pretty much flushed down the intertubes in this place, and I think that’s a really good thing.

Plus, I’m guessing our Admin doesn’t have infinite time to fiddle with every little annoyance.


 

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ruffles wrote:
I suppose there could be tweaks to the way this is implemented, but you can’t argue with success. The robot spammers have been pretty much flushed down the intertubes in this place, and I think that’s a really good thing.

Plus, I’m guessing our Admin doesn’t have infinite time to fiddle with every little annoyance.


If we consider everything in the world to be good enough, nothing will ever be improved or invented

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"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Bort wrote:
ruffles wrote:
I suppose there could be tweaks to the way this is implemented, but you can't argue with success. The robot spammers have been pretty much flushed down the intertubes in this place, and I think that's a really good thing. Plus, I'm guessing our Admin doesn't have infinite time to fiddle with every little annoyance.
If we consider everything in the world to be good enough, nothing will ever be improved or invented

On behalf of everyone on BLF, thanks for the life lesson. >) Wink

Sorry, that was totally smartassed and probably not deserved. But for your consideration, Mr Admin runs this place all on his own, with pretty much no help from anyone else, and it's not his day job. He is constantly making improvements and regularly asks for feedback from the forum. The one minute rule is a pain sometimes, but it works for it's intended purpose. Perhaps when he has time, it will be tweaked and improved.

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between posts than have all the crap spam we were getting for a while.

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BetweenRides wrote:

Bort wrote:
ruffles wrote:
I suppose there could be tweaks to the way this is implemented, but you can’t argue with success. The robot spammers have been pretty much flushed down the intertubes in this place, and I think that’s a really good thing. Plus, I’m guessing our Admin doesn’t have infinite time to fiddle with every little annoyance.
If we consider everything in the world to be good enough, nothing will ever be improved or invented

On behalf of everyone on BLF, thanks for the life lesson. >) Wink

Sorry, that was totally smartassed and probably not deserved. But for your consideration, Mr Admin runs this place all on his own, with pretty much no help from anyone else, and it’s not his day job. He is constantly making improvements and regularly asks for feedback from the forum. The one minute rule is a pain sometimes, but it works for it’s intended purpose. Perhaps when he has time, it will be tweaked and improved.


I was not trying to offend the admin or anyone else, this thread was born of a suggestion and the reason why i thought it is a good one.
My comment which is apparently over the top, and i apologize if it is was meant to emphasize that my idea for improvement is not invalid, its not a demand, its a suggestion, and that comment was a reply to the quoted text, not a jab at the Administrator. Why would i want to offend the person who makes this forum that i enjoy posting at?

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"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Bort, not over the top - you have every right to make suggestions. I was just giving a little background in an admittedly smartassed way. No worries.

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BetweenRides wrote:

Bort, not over the top – you have every right to make suggestions. I was just giving a little background in an admittedly smartassed way. No worries.


I understand, i’m also good at turning things into big picture thoughts, its what i do

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When Spammers attack our Dear Forum

We used to just try and Ignore 'um

Now we mark them as Spam

'Cause they don't give a Damn

About Wrecking our Peaceful Decorum

 

 Our Forum The Spammers did Crumble

Our Threads they became all Ajumble

Then sb The Great

Decided their Fate

And reduced their Loud Roar to a Mumble

 

So it Seems that our AntiSpam works

And we Got Rid of Paisley ! Those Jerks !

So Now we can Post

About What we Love  Most

Without Fear of The Spammer That Lurks


 

What I do

 

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The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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cabfrank wrote:
i'd rather wait a minute between posts than have all the crap spam we were getting for a while.

                                      

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I assume  we could all not post without first re-reading  what we post ...obviously you read them after you post than realize you've made the mistake ....the only difference is you don't get to post immediately ......most of what we say probably doesn't need to be seen and read immediately ,certainly it could afford to wait another 2 minutes ...I'm pretty guilty of doing this myself ..asking the forum to be modified instead of just modifying our own posting style might be a little much ...again I assume you're not the only one .:P

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I do, but i find i sometimes have more to say or think of a better way of saying what i just typed

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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ruffles wrote:
I suppose there could be tweaks to the way this is implemented, but you can’t argue with success. The robot spammers have been pretty much flushed down the intertubes in this place, and I think that’s a really good thing.

Plus, I’m guessing our Admin doesn’t have infinite time to fiddle with every little annoyance.


+1

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I do, but i find i sometimes have more to say or think of a better way of saying what i just typed

That’s what the ‘preview’ button is for.

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Chicago X wrote:
Bort wrote:
I do, but i find i sometimes have more to say or think of a better way of saying what i just typed

That’s what the ‘preview’ button is for.


English doesn’t always come easy to me, sometimes i realize after i’ve re-read, previewed and posted that i need to edit something because it doesn’t make much sense, or to add something i missed, so thats why i need to edit

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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I would like to see the timeout be lifted for editing. Posting time on the other hand, I don’t mind at all, even if it was to be increased to 2 minutes.

Editing does not affect the amount of spammnation, its only posting new posts, however I find the 1 minute block on editing gets me with most if not all of my posts that are longer than single line replies. What makes sense when typing out something the first time, only gets picked up later when you come back to read it with a fresh look on the same sentence. Whatever the reason, be it bad speeling, or syntax bad, or just a way of being able to better say something or more efficiently saying the same thing in fewer words without repeating the same gibberish and wasting words while achieving nothing…… I find myself editing these things out immediately after posting because I habitually read my post after posting so it appears in the context of other posts.

It all comes down to 1) whether the admin is able to find time to do this, and 2) whether the forum software has provision to allow for this, but regardless, I feel that I would very much appreciate this change if implemented.

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Edit: Screwed my post with quote up royally (stupid iPhone!). Same as okwchin, 1 to 2 mins between new posts are fine, but let's please try to lift the limit on editing posts. It seems to get me all the time and is annoying!

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I’ve had some of the same issues many of you have had. Editing? I have learned to preview my posts (mostly) to proof read what I typed before saving it. Occasionally, something slips by and I want to correct it before someone sees it and realizes I’m an idiot. I see that as a failure on my part though and not so much as a system failure.

I would like to not see 20 emails for 20 new posts the same thread I’m following. A little annoying but nothing more than that.

Over all, I’m pretty happy with the site and have nothing serious to complain about.

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That’s what the ‘preview’ button is for.

+1
Since I am very dyslexic, I use the preview many times, before posting. That and spell check.
The 1 minute rule is only a very small irritation compared to the daily irritations of life.

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Hi everyone,

Yes, you’re totally right that the comment edit 1-minute rule is irritating, my apologies for that. But unfortunately I’m a terrible coder and I can’t figure out how to change the functionality. I have a rough idea of how to do it, and the source code of the post limit module is open, so if anybody wants to tackle it we’d all be very much obliged. It’s written in PHP, using some built-in Drupal functions.

As for the e-mail notifications, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make it send 1 notification until the user returns, but unfortunately it’s not a simple 1-click option. I have some ideas though.

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no, thank you!

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no, thank you!

 

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texaspyro wrote:
And while were talking about site improvements, how about making the watched post email feature a bit more sophisto... just send the email when the first new post to a thread arrives. Don't send any more until the member has re-visited the thread. That will eliminate those zillions of superfluous emails that say that a busy thread has been updated. CNCZONE works this way and it is VERY effective.

This would be great to add!  I just came back from vacation to "581 unread emails" - about 560 from BLF thread updates!  I like the email notifications because I am sure I'd miss updates on threads really important/interesting to me.

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