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Posted Oct 20, '10 at 10:43am

forro34

forro34

45 posts

It is very annoying if you are posting actively on 2 threads at a time (or came back from a long break and have several threads you want to post on) and every time you post on one thread and then open another thread you either have to reload it several times or you have to start writing and then when you're finished, copy, reload and paste. Either way you have to reload because you can't post twice in 30 seconds. That could become a big problem if you have a slow computer!
What I was thinking is: Maybe you could make a timer that counts the seconds and at the end of the 30 seconds you can normally post without having to reload? Meanwhile you can just start writing casually and then normally post.

 

Posted Oct 20, '10 at 10:49am

Asherlee

Asherlee

5,189 posts

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So, you're suggesting an automatic reload of the "submit" button without having to refresh the entire page?

 

Posted Oct 20, '10 at 10:51am

forro34

forro34

45 posts

Exactly that! ...Wow you put it short...

 

Posted Oct 20, '10 at 11:06am

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

8,732 posts

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But... if there were such a reloading submit button that reloads itself 30 seconds after you clicked it... you would still have the problem that the page itself needs to be reloaded, because that's where the button is on... or does that sound stupid? 0_o

But on the other hand... this would greatly increase the door opening for spammers to roam more freely and more easily flood the forum with Spam Posts! And we wouldn't want that happening... ;)

 

Posted Oct 20, '10 at 11:09am

forro34

forro34

45 posts

The 30 second rule still applies though! It wouldn'd reload the page. It would be something like chat. In chat you dont have to reload the whole page every second. It does that for you... I think...

 

Posted Oct 20, '10 at 11:11am

ArmorL3gend

ArmorL3gend

170 posts

But what if you were typing a reply and the page reloads wouldnt all that text you typed go? :/

 

Posted Oct 20, '10 at 11:12am

forro34

forro34

45 posts

It's not the page that would be reloading, just your ability to post...

 

Posted Oct 20, '10 at 11:24am

ArmorL3gend

ArmorL3gend

170 posts

Soz forro34, I didn't read your first post properly 0_o

Anyway, I agree with MrDayCee who said:

But on the other hand... this would greatly increase the door opening for spammers to roam more freely and more easily flood the forum with Spam Posts! And we wouldn't want that happening... ;)

The reason for that forum "timer" is because if there there wasn't any forum "timer" then people would spam on the forums a lot more quicker than if there was :D

 

Posted Oct 20, '10 at 11:28am

Asherlee

Asherlee

5,189 posts

Knight

Forro, I understand what you're trying to say.

Only the "submit" button needs to appear after a 30 second timer, but not the entire page. If the entire page refreshes, you lose text (in some browsers).

 

Posted Oct 20, '10 at 12:51pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

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We'd have to be careful about implementation, though, because it would be easy for advanced users to work around an in-place timer system to post as often as they wanted.

Thankfully, though, we're building the new "karma" system (which still needs a new name) which will force spammers to wait longer between posts. Users with higher karma won't have to wait as long.