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Old 15.08.2011, 17:27
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You forgot to ask if he is married...
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Old 15.08.2011, 18:30
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my name is Colin, and I am a geek....
Fixed that for you.
A fine suggestion already made by myself. I prefer to meet women in real life though.
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You forgot to ask if he is married...
Not anymore!!!
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Old 15.08.2011, 19:02
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Re: Posting limit reached

We all have different reasons for posting. When I worked full time, and shared ideas day in day out with great colleagues + had young children and lived in an area with cinemas, theaters, etc, Forums didn't exist, lol, and ex-pats like me were very rare where I lived.
I certainly wouldn't have had the inclination or time for it, that's for sureNow times are different for me.

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Old 05.10.2011, 16:08
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Just for those that are interested and to show that I had some lunch time on my hands...here is a spreadsheet showing number of posts, posts per day, rep per post and rep per day for the top 100 posters, plus myself.

https://skydrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=C5F5BDF3D54E76D6&resid=C5F5BDF3D54E7 6D6%211781

It should open in MS Excel on the web and you can download a copy if you like.
where do you work, and do they have any job vacancies?
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Old 14.10.2011, 17:32
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Re: Posting limit reached

Somewhere that they don't mind what I do over lunch.

Yes, of course I would imagine that my boss has vacancies for the right people.
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Re: Posting limit reached

The inevitable finally happened
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Old 26.01.2012, 12:11
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The inevitable finally happened
Also known as the waffle-converter or Bullshit Overloader.

It hit me around New Year too, I felt like an EF junkie, blue veins and square red eyes. Er, not!
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Old 26.01.2012, 12:22
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Re: Posting limit reached

Welcome to the naughty corner:
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Old 28.12.2013, 17:40
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Re: Posting limit reached

This is driving me MAD! I haven't been able to post a thing since Christmas Day. I can understand the need at normal times, but when it's a slow period like Christmas/New Year couldn't the rule be relaxed a bit? I'm having to PM anyone I want to reply to at present because there's no other way to answer their questions.
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Old 28.12.2013, 17:50
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This is driving me MAD! I haven't been able to post a thing since Christmas Day. I can understand the need at normal times, but when it's a slow period like Christmas/New Year couldn't the rule be relaxed a bit? I'm having to PM anyone I want to reply to at present because there's no other way to answer their questions.
I know it is pretty annoying given the fact that sometimes we tend to drift away in interesting conversations. Rule is a rule.

The other day I wanted to respond to very funny post on a longish thread but unfortunately I hit a rock solid bottom. Got angry. I reckon the limit is also a good way of imposing self restriction. Perhaps good time for a walk, hug beloved ones, watch favorite program on TV, answer friends emails, get lost in good conversation, open beer or have a glass of wine and etc.

Having said that, I'm well aware that I'm adding another nail with this post ...

On the other hand, looking at the stats:

http://www.englishforum.ch/xtra/posting_averages.php

there is a fair chance that something might be wrong as you don't seem to reach the limit lately. I would contact a mod in good Xmas mojo to have it reset.
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Old 28.12.2013, 18:10
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Re: Posting limit reached

Oh how I wish I could do something about this, but the problem is that I don't have the admin rights, or the knowledge, to effect a change, even temporary.

Speaking of which even I may well be up for being limited given how much I've posted today.

Edit - the problem occurs over quiet times, especially the Christmas period. The whole idea of it is so that one poster doesn't dominate the forum, but as usual well intentioned and downright useful posters get caught up in this. It has been raised before, but there has been a reluctance to do anything about it.
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Old 28.12.2013, 18:15
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Re: Posting limit reached

Well, that's because I haven't been able to post for the last few days. Can't hit the limit if I can't post to start with.

The other thing is that sometimes a new member can be left waiting days for an answer. I PM'd a reply to one the other day, but no one else has answered his question by posting on the forum so he could have been waiting 3 days for someone to reply if I hadn't gone the PM route. This gives a bad impression of the forum as a whole; most people join to ask a question/s and to not get a response puts them off future contributions to the forum.
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Old 28.12.2013, 18:19
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Well, that's because I haven't been able to post for the last few days. Can't hit the limit if I can't post to start with.

The other thing is that sometimes a new member can be left waiting days for an answer. I PM'd a reply to one the other day, but no one else has answered his question by posting on the forum so he could have been waiting 3 days for someone to reply if I hadn't gone the PM route. This gives a bad impression of the forum as a whole; most people join to ask a question/s and to not get a response puts them off future contributions to the forum.
If you want, you can PM your answer to me if you're stuck and I'll post it on the relevant thread quoted as you, if I'm online at the time.

**(If that's allowed, mods?)**
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Old 28.12.2013, 18:26
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If you want, you can PM your answer to me if you're stuck and I'll post it on the relevant thread quoted as you, if I'm online at the time.

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Old 28.12.2013, 18:30
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Sneeky. You just want the thanks and green blobbies!
Well, I was thinking that some of my posts might then make it look like I know what I'm talking about...
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Old 28.12.2013, 18:39
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Well, I was thinking that some of my posts might then make it look like I know what I'm talking about...
I doubt it.
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Old 28.12.2013, 18:44
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Oh how I wish I could do something about this, but the problem is that I don't have the admin rights, or the knowledge, to effect a change, even temporary.

Speaking of which even I may well be up for being limited given how much I've posted today.

Edit - the problem occurs over quiet times, especially the Christmas period. The whole idea of it is so that one poster doesn't dominate the forum, but as usual well intentioned and downright useful posters get caught up in this. It has been raised before, but there has been a reluctance to do anything about it.
I can understand the need; I often hit the limit at other times and am happy to live with it as it usually doesn't take long to get rebalanced (you'd never guess I'm the shy/retiring type in real life). It's good that the forum doesn't get dominated and the rule in general works well. But with the extended period of Christmas/New Year when many regular posters aren't going to be around I think a little relaxation could be possible in the limits. I'm not suggesting going mad; a half percent or one percent/extra 10 or 15 posts per person, however these things are worked out, may help give that little bit more coverage when there are less people around to reply.
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Old 28.12.2013, 18:49
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Re: Posting limit reached

LOL- at this rate I should ask for some extra % for being retired and living in the boonies

Not been able to post for days either- so what? I quite like reaching my limit- which in turn makes me reach for a book, make something, go for a walk or see a friend, etc.
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Old 28.12.2013, 19:05
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It's the weekly limit that gets me at about 50 posts yesterday, I don't think I ever hit a daily limit.
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Old 28.12.2013, 19:14
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Re: Posting limit reached

There are two separate limits: daily and weekly. Exceeding either brings the block into action. I think that the limits are 4% of the last 24 hours or 2% of the last week.

The calculation is done at the time you post so is, potentially, an ever changing total
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