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Old 01.08.2011, 13:48
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Posting limit reached

Not sure if this is some sort of safety device or whether I'm the first to reach it but yesterday, I was prevented from posting as I reached my daily posting limit.

Has anyone else had this before? If not, do I win a prize?
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Old 01.08.2011, 13:51
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Not sure if this is some sort of safety device or whether I'm the first to reach it but yesterday, I was prevented from posting as I reached my daily posting limit.

Has anyone else had this before? If not, do I win a prize?
Same here , intermittently. Me and DB hit it a while back, Ouchboy more recently.
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Old 01.08.2011, 13:53
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Re: Posting limit reached

LIB famously reached it a month ago, it's to stop users from flooding the forum...
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Old 01.08.2011, 13:53
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Re: Posting limit reached

If you reach 4% of the daily total of posts, or 2% of the weekly total, you are prevented from posting until everyone else catches up.

It's to prevent one or two voices drowning out those of the rest of the forum.

I think it's an excellent idea.
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Old 01.08.2011, 13:53
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Same here , intermittently. Me and DB hit it a while back, Ouchboy more recently.

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Old 01.08.2011, 13:56
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Re: Posting limit reached

How many posts per day is the limit?
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Old 01.08.2011, 13:58
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How many posts per day is the limit?
It depends on how lively the forum is.

One can hit the limit quite quickly on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Apparently...
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Old 01.08.2011, 14:01
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Re: Posting limit reached

You can always check your posting levels here. http://www.englishforum.ch/xtra/posting_averages.php

The cut out level is 4.0% of the total posts in a day or 2.0% in a week.
The exact number will vary depending on the total number of posts in any given day.

Currently, the limits are around 30 posts in a day or 160 in a week
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Old 01.08.2011, 14:01
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Oh cool. So if everyone posts away like wildfire the better the chances for everyone to stay in right!!!
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Old 01.08.2011, 14:04
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Oh cool. So if everyone posts away like wildfire the better the chances for everyone to stay in right!!!
I consider it more as an invitation to think before posting, lest we squander our meagre rations on pointless drivel and flaming.

As you can see, it works a treat.
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Old 01.08.2011, 14:06
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You can always check your posting levels here. http://www.englishforum.ch/xtra/posting_averages.php
So that explains Wolli's "why make a single mulitipost when I can make twelve individual posts"!
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Old 01.08.2011, 14:11
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Oh cool. So if everyone posts away like wildfire the better the chances for everyone to stay in right!!!
If all the members who only post occasionally, posted around 10 posts a day, the limit would be over 1000 instead of 30
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Old 01.08.2011, 17:42
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Re: Posting limit reached

One more reason to be parsimonious in my posting ... average a wee bit below one post per day
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Old 01.08.2011, 22:50
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I consider it more as an invitation to think before posting, lest we squander our meagre rations on pointless drivel and flaming.

As you can see, it works a treat.
Problem is, comes a time when you have to choose between 'drivel' or 'helpful advice'.
No prize for guessing which one I choose when I get to limit

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Old 03.08.2011, 17:04
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Re: Posting limit reached

i think its to do with the quality control filter

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Old 03.08.2011, 17:08
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Re: Posting limit reached

The limiter only kicks in just when you have something really important to say
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Old 03.08.2011, 17:13
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The limiter only kicks in just when think you have something really important to say
FTFY
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Old 03.08.2011, 17:18
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Most annoying feature of this site
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Old 03.08.2011, 17:25
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Most annoying feature of this site
More annoying than the 10 character limit?

Or the lolcats?

Or everything being marked as read while you're perusing a long thread?
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Old 03.08.2011, 18:02
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omg

I'm number 13... I... I... need to go back to work...
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