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#110970 - 02/10/05 08:43 PM 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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I suggest cutting down the time between posts to 2 minutes. That seems like a reasonable amount of time to prevent flooding.

I'm a fast reader and typer, I guess, so waiting 5 minutes to post another message seems like an eternity.

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#110971 - 02/15/05 11:30 PM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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Hello?

Does anyone read this forum? [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

*waits for 4 minutes to post this message*

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#110972 - 03/21/05 08:39 AM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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i agree with u. it is tooooooo long

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#110973 - 04/01/05 06:46 PM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 296
Loc: Mason City, IA
Even two minutes is excessive if you compare it to other forums. If flooding is that large of a problem, the admin staff may need to be increased so that troublemakers can more quickly be dealt with.

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#110974 - 04/05/05 12:56 AM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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I agree. I tend to play alot of solitaire when I'm on this forum. If trouble makers are the problem, add more moderators.

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#110975 - 04/05/05 01:40 AM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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I LOVE the 5 minute wait. If you take less than 5 minutes to write your post, you should spend at least 5 minutes re-reading it and making sure you're not coming across as a complete idiot/jerk/whathaveyou.

If your comments aren't worth waiting 5 minutes over, then they're not worth having on the site.

Joel

PS-There's a HUGE reading section on this website, if you don't want to proofread yourself, educate yourself.

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#110976 - 04/05/05 04:37 AM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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I completely agree with JoelM. If more people would take 5 minutes to gather their thoughts before hitting "submit" there may be a lot less misunderstanding and a lot less unreadable posts. Use that time to spell check and think about what you are writing.

If five minutes is too long to wait then what you have to say can't be that important.

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#110977 - 04/06/05 09:41 PM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by laf7773:
I completely agree with JoelM. If more people would take 5 minutes to gather their thoughts before hitting "submit" there may be a lot less misunderstanding and a lot less unreadable posts. Use that time to spell check and think about what you are writing.

If five minutes is too long to wait then what you have to say can't be that important.
[/QUOTE]

You're assuming no one can write a well thought out post in less than five minutes. I assure you that's not the case [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]

Besides, the flood control doesn't address that problem. I just clicked to FightingArts, and am writing this post. There's no five minute delay, so I don't have to spend that time proofreading myself - in other words, the five minute rule doesn't effect the time it takes me to make this post.

This is evidenced by the number of posts we're seeing these days that are 300 words, and only one sentence, or the number of posts we saw recently in the street fighting forum from the kiddies asking us how to beat people up. The 5 minute control didn't even slow them down.

I'm with Shawn C - I read fast, and I write fast. The five minute rule doesn't protect the board from anything, and can really only serve to annoy people.

BTW, it took 3 minutes, 30 seconds to write this post [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]

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#110978 - 04/07/05 01:27 AM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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You weren't here when a troll or two went through almost every section and posted several threads with nothing more than lewd comments and profanity. They were all very short and very close time wise. It took the moderators and admin a while to get rid of them all. Most of the sections had at least three or four threads from these idiots. That is why the flood control was put in place.

You seem to miss the point of my post though. I'm not "assuming" anything and i didn't say a well thought out post couldn't be written in less than 5 min. What i'm saying is for all you "fast readers" out there, slow down. When you are speed reading through posts you may miss something causing you to interpret it wrong. This wrong interpretation could lead to your aggravated disagreement and end up in a big misunderstanding. It happens a lot here even with flood control.

I'll say again. If you can't wait five little minutes to post your comment then it can't be that important. Anything worth saying is worth waiting for.

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#110979 - 04/12/05 09:19 PM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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Due to recent activity in the forums, the delay does not stop the origional idiotic post, but it DOES slow down subsequent posts.

Think about it, Roswell/streetfighter/no friends has to wait 5 minutes before starting another garbage thread, and eventually that's gonna get boring, especially to a troll with a short attention span.

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#110980 - 04/13/05 11:00 PM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 296
Loc: Mason City, IA
Well it doesn't seem to be stopping them from taking over. The solution to trolls is to greatly increase the size of the mod staff, to ban their ip RANGES, not just their specific ip's, and to make sure the regular users do NOT feed the trolls.


Time delays don't work - create enough accounts and you can just roll between them and keep posting.

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#110981 - 04/17/05 12:48 AM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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Ya way to ****in long

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#110982 - 04/17/05 12:57 AM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by ultimate fighter:
Ya way to ****in long[/QUOTE]

How eloquent...

My view stays the same, keep the flood control. If you can't wait 5 minutes, then it's not worth posting.

How much worse would the troll invasion have been if there was no flood control? 12 trolls (I counted) each posting 2 threads a minute for 1 hour=1440 posts.

That's just for one hour. They were at it for 2 nights, at least 4 hours each night. Need I do the math? I think not.

Keep the flood control, lose the impatient idiots.

Joel

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#110983 - 04/19/05 07:09 PM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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I have to agree that the 5 min is excesive. The trolls will go away if you ignore them. I read many post but do not respond to all of them ie the troll ones. We have the choice to respond or not so choose wisely, ignore the trolls. Don't make it difficult for the members that want to make the most out of this forum.

Dan

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#110984 - 04/27/05 10:56 AM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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Mature forum members can wait five short minutes until they're able to post again. Guys, it's only five minutes. If you have something intelligent to contribute, don't worry, we'll wait for ya. Plus, it's a small price to pay to help keep the trolls at bay. And thanks to the flood control the little pukes are not taking over the forum. Be more patient.

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#110985 - 04/27/05 08:12 PM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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Thank you Gino, I'm glad somebody has a brain here.

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#110986 - 04/27/05 10:16 PM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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The average BOT leaves after 20 seconds....

I can answer or respond to 4 or 5 posts in 5 minutes....this needs cut way down...you are loosing a lot of posts because of this!

2 Minutes would be great....60 seconds even better!

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#110987 - 04/27/05 10:23 PM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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I could help MOD if it would cut down on the 300 second rule....

I am very limited in time and 5 minutes between posts cuts down ALOT on what I would post!

Five minutes does not seem like a long time, but to someone with a busy schedule, five minutes is too much time to waste waiting to respond!

I usually get 2-3 minutes to respond at a time!

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#110988 - 04/27/05 10:35 PM Re: 5 minutes between posts = excessive
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I believe we have enough mods. If you only have 2-3 minutes, make your post a good one.

Joel

PS-We have no flood control [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

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