Flood Control

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Kyoji, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Kyoji
    OP

    Kyoji ウッーウッーウマ

    Member
    5,474
    1
    Apr 15, 2003
    United States
    :'(
    My God, why 60 seconds?! Do you know how long 60 seconds is? its a freakin eternity. Now i know its needed for a board this size, but couldnt you lower it? the 30 second limit was long enough, 60 is borderline ridiculous.
     


  2. Garp

    Garp GBATemp's Wandering Gnome

    Member
    956
    0
    Nov 18, 2003
    United States
    USA
    Heh...you're just spoiled, mate. lol

    I totally understand that it's necessary, and as spam bots get more advanced, the time tends to increase to go along with it, unfortunately. Take it as an exercise in typing...really...slowly. [​IMG]
     
  3. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Administrator
    10,092
    2,127
    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    Not to be picky, but where were you having the problem that needed you to reply or make a new topic in a gap of 60 seconds? [​IMG] I don't see why anyone would need to reply that quickly.
     
  4. neveras

    neveras GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    610
    0
    Feb 4, 2004
    Canada
    Montreal, Qc
    And it should prevent the one on one conversations that happen on some threads that seem to play out like a im convo and not a board

    Although we've all been pretty much guilty of that
     
  5. Lily

    Lily One Scary Lady

    Former Staff
    5,728
    398
    Jun 18, 2004
    Canada
    British Columbia
    60 seconds is a long time..some of us have tabbed browsers and a hankering for typing fast. [​IMG]

    Alls well that ends well though, just have to find other things to do in between replying to posts. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kyoji
    OP

    Kyoji ウッーウッーウマ

    Member
    5,474
    1
    Apr 15, 2003
    United States
    :'(
    i reply very fast usually, unless theres someone else responding as fast as i, my visit to a board lasts 5 minutes, and i respond in about 5 topics on average. I just hate sitting there, ya know?
     
  7. Foppzter

    Foppzter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    754
    1
    Sep 26, 2003
    Kyoji, you need to be on many boards at the same time, then you don´t have this problem [​IMG]
     
  8. neveras

    neveras GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    610
    0
    Feb 4, 2004
    Canada
    Montreal, Qc
    seriously, i see about both sides of the field, on one hand sometimes i do the same and make lots of replies to a few topics on the other hand i can see why they put the flood control up
     
  9. Garp

    Garp GBATemp's Wandering Gnome

    Member
    956
    0
    Nov 18, 2003
    United States
    USA
    It's one of those topics where, on a major board, both sides are going to be uncomfortable. It's just hard to find a middle ground that serves both purposes equally.
     
  10. Garageboy101

    Garageboy101 GBAtemp's personal GooK -('.-)

    Banned
    1,420
    0
    Jun 28, 2003
    lol 60 seconds... it takes me 10 seconds to run around and find another topic to post in ...
     
  11. Kyoji
    OP

    Kyoji ウッーウッーウマ

    Member
    5,474
    1
    Apr 15, 2003
    United States
    :'(
    You have no idea.
    I'm currently serving about..
    6 forums lol.
     
  12. Shii

    Shii GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    163
    0
    Apr 5, 2004
    Canada
    Quebec
    Yeah it's kinda too much...oh well
     
  13. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Former Staff
    9,554
    115
    Oct 26, 2002
    England
    drinking milk slows me down alot [​IMG]

    *drool*
     
  14. Puck The Joker

    Puck The Joker Puck, The Arrogant Phuck

    Banned
    3,855
    0
    Nov 3, 2002
    Avalon
    And the reason you needed to bump this was what??
     
  15. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

    Former Staff
    4,210
    6
    Jun 27, 2004
    England
    I have to admit, I can usually reply to a topic and want to reply to another topic in under 60 seconds. But I usually just have to wait a few more seconds and I can Post again.

    60 seconds isn't too long.

    I think there was a Flood Control Of 3 minutes once on another board... now that pisses you off [​IMG]
     
  16. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

    Member
    3,517
    13
    Sep 17, 2003
    Swaziland
    Switzerland
    60 seconds kills... especially if you want to post in two forums on the row... flood control... have a beer... 30 seconds is already high enough i thing but 60 can make you snooze...
     
  17. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

    Former Staff
    2,955
    32
    Oct 24, 2002
    England U.K.
    it's necessary to stop silly people who think it's really funny to flood message boards with crap.
    sometimes i even get caught by it when doing the news for the latest roms lol
     
  18. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

    Member
    3,517
    13
    Sep 17, 2003
    Swaziland
    Switzerland
    hm... question of the day... does it then make a big difference if a punk is able to spam 50 posts or 100? you've got to delete them anyways, so... just curious... what does it help to double the time?
     
  19. Lily

    Lily One Scary Lady

    Former Staff
    5,728
    398
    Jun 18, 2004
    Canada
    British Columbia
    I guess because unless they're really dedicated, they aren't going to sit here waiting for the minutes to tick by as they post crap to the boards. [​IMG]
     
  20. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

    Member
    3,517
    13
    Sep 17, 2003
    Swaziland
    Switzerland
    to be honest... if i would be a spammer i would not care to sit there for 1 minute... i take a spam tool and let it run... which doesn't care about the time limits [​IMG]