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Topic Subject: To Zen if he checks this forum
posted 05-13-07 01:29 AM EDT (US)   
Hiya,
Whenever I log in as a different account, I have trouble posting.

For example, I often get a message saying:
Rate Throttle in effect
You're trying to post too many replies within a short time. Please retry later.
But I haven't posted with these smurf accounts for weeks.

Is this deliberately planned to limit all secondary or inactive accounts or are all new users experiencing similar problems?

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posted 05-13-07 01:57 AM EDT (US)     1 / 12  
I know I'm not Zen, but
all new users experiencing similar problems?
when I registered this account a month ago, the rate throttle was very restrictive. I think it eases up as postcount goes by though.

EDIT: It just occurred to me that Zen does frequent the forums, so he should be able to tell you better than me.

[This message has been edited by Alias Alive (edited 05-13-2007 @ 01:58 AM).]

posted 05-13-07 02:03 AM EDT (US)     2 / 12  
Hi Rainbow Randolph,

The rate limiter is more restrictive for users with low-post counts - the restrictions ease off as you accumulate more posts. This was implemented to deal with troublemakers' "sleeper" accounts and also people who had flooded our forums with various spam and graphically-disturbing images.

-Zen

Zen
posted 05-13-07 02:13 AM EDT (US)     3 / 12  
I really like how Zen is an elf on this forum. I've always thought of him as such.

I'll stop dragging this OT now
posted 05-13-07 09:42 AM EDT (US)     4 / 12  
the restrictions ease off as you accumulate more posts
I must say, sometimes I still get it.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 05-13-07 10:21 AM EDT (US)     5 / 12  
Even as staff?

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posted 05-13-07 12:54 PM EDT (US)     6 / 12  
Alrighty, but HG is obviously not getting many new users. Wouldn't limits on posting, OD, and MEC, be a big factor for that? I think moderators would be better off dealing with certain individuals spamming within an hour or so then having to punish all inactive users.

Sorry if I'm stepping out of place, just curious.

And then about EoJ, I always thought there were no posting limits for staff. When I was a seraph I never ran into that problem but I got the rate throttle message when I was about to get the last post in the OT thread here after resigning.

posted 05-13-07 02:38 PM EDT (US)     7 / 12  
When I was a seraph I never ran into that problem
Yes, but how often did you post 40 messages in five minutes?

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 05-13-07 02:40 PM EDT (US)     8 / 12  
Dang, even I don't do that.
posted 05-13-07 04:36 PM EDT (US)     9 / 12  
So, really, there's no problem for me. In fact, it reminds me that I have a life

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 05-14-07 06:28 PM EDT (US)     10 / 12  
I experienced this problem when I first started. I, personally, like the idea so we don't get too many newbies opening odd threads (sorry Wraith Lord).

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posted 05-14-07 07:31 PM EDT (US)     11 / 12  
Newbies today will be the oldies tomorrow who keep HG running for another ten years.

posted 05-14-07 08:49 PM EDT (US)     12 / 12  
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