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Rate limit on posting?

Post by AnonymousPerson » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:14 pm

There seems to be some kind of rate limit on posting. Just got a message saying "You cannot make another post so soon after your last.", when trying to post a few photo's in a forum to help out a user having troubles.

What's the rate limit set to presently?
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Re: Rate limit on posting?

Post by cvoinescu » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:28 am

The limit is currently set to prevent you from posting again within one minute.
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Re: Rate limit on posting?

Post by AnonymousPerson » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:46 pm

What's the purpose of it? :)

Is the server/vm/whatever-that's-hosting-the-site struggling with load or something?

Note - it's not a huge thing for me, I'm just more curious than anything. ;)
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Re: Rate limit on posting?

Post by Brian Stone » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:57 pm

Post rate limit is used to help prevent spammers from taking over a forum within a very short span of time, which can result in degraded service for users, as well as a lot of hectic cleanup for admins.
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Re: Rate limit on posting?

Post by cvoinescu » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:26 pm

Exactly. And they're only a minor inconvenience to users. I ran into the speed bump maybe three times in all my "foruming" here.
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Re: Rate limit on posting?

Post by AnonymousPerson » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:29 pm

Makes sense. :)
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Re: Rate limit on posting?

Post by twforeman » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:40 pm

And no, the server is not struggling. It's pretty much loafing.

(I'm the sysadmin for the server in question.)
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