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Old 28.12.2013, 19:23
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Re: Posting limit reached

I'm really enjoying this thread, as I've never reached any of the limits and must therefore conclude that I actually have a life
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Old 28.12.2013, 19:24
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Re: Posting limit reached

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The calculation is done at the time you post so is, potentially, an ever changing total
It's even possible for your post percentage to rise while you're offline, so you can go to bed under the limit and wake up over it.

It's not worth being miffed about it, though. The chances of it being necessary to post something that you couldn't say a day or two later or immediately by PM are pretty low.

Think of it as a message from the cosmos, inviting you to turn off your computer and go out and do something less boring instead.
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Old 28.12.2013, 22:29
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Re: Posting limit reached

Dougal, you're assuming I find my computer boring. Now, if you'd suggested TV programmes these days I'd definitely agree with you!
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Old 28.12.2013, 22:32
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Re: Posting limit reached

I seem to spend most of my life posting on here and yet I've never hit any posting limit ever. You lot must all be losers. There's no other explanation. And because you're sad losers with no life but a posting limit, you can't reply to contradict me. Hah. Losers.
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Old 28.12.2013, 22:44
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I seem to spend most of my life posting on here and yet I've never hit any posting limit ever. You lot must all be losers. There's no other explanation. And because you're sad losers with no life but a posting limit, you can't reply to contradict me. Hah. Losers.
Perhaps you should learn to type faster
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Old 29.12.2013, 01:49
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Re: Posting limit reached

There's something surreal reaching your limit then, once you can post again, dropping your load on this thread, knocking you back over the limit.
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Old 29.12.2013, 11:37
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Re: Posting limit reached

True, mirfield. But if people don't complain nothing will get changed. Besides, there weren't any other threads I could contribute to at the time.
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Old 29.12.2013, 12:07
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I'm really enjoying this thread, as I've never reached any of the limits and must therefore conclude that I actually have a life

A job too perhaps
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Old 29.12.2013, 14:42
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There's something surreal reaching your limit then, once you can post again, dropping your load on this thread, knocking you back over the limit.
At least it gives others an opportunity to reply, therefore improving the % for those over the limit

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True, mirfield. But if people don't complain nothing will get changed. Besides, there weren't any other threads I could contribute to at the time.
Even if you do complain, nothing will get changed
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Old 08.10.2014, 15:35
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Re: Posting limit reached

Couple of questions on the limits:
1) When were they introduced?
2) Why? (I presume so reduce the "dominance" of certain users)
3) Why at the 2/4% levels?

I am wondering because if you look at statistics from the last 3 years EF has seen a decline in active users (from a peak of 3,000 to approximately 2,000) - as well as a drop off in posts from 36,000 per month to around 20,000

3 years ago the 2% limit would equate to around 160-170 posts. That number is now only 90-100.

Furthermore in 2011 active users were making 12 posts per month - down to 10 in 2014.

The top 30 most active users will post around 1/3 of the forum's content in a week.

The negative of having a posting limit is that you artificially prevent users from contributing across multiple topics -potentially leading to them drop off
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Old 08.10.2014, 15:53
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Re: Posting limit reached

Yes, but that could also be down to a shift in members who want to be active, those who've moved and no longer contribute, etc.
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Old 08.10.2014, 18:09
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Re: Posting limit reached

Holidays strike a good balance between online presence and fresh air. Never exceed 2% of average posting quota and keep oxygen in lungs at acceptable level all the same.
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Old 30.04.2015, 18:11
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Re: Posting limit reached

AARGH! I hate posting averages! Yes, I can live with the restriction (have to if I want to participate on the forum), but the last couple of days the system has let me compose a post in reply to a thread and only when I submit it does it tell me I can't post because I've reached my limit!

Nomally it won't let me compose a post so I can only assume this is yet another glitch from the maintenance a few days ago, but it's really, REALLY annoying.

Tell me before I start writing the damn thing will ya!
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Old 30.04.2015, 18:16
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Re: Posting limit reached

I think the posting limit should apply only to flappers and those who disagree with me.

It's quite annoying having to quit the pulpit in the middle of a heated discussion.
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