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Why are we waiting?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BelleDuJour, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Anyone else noticed that one is not able to post immediately after a post? If you do you get a stupid message saying you must wait X seconds, after which it posts.
    Why?
     
  2. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    It teaches you to be patient!
     
  3. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    .

    I guess - but only a guess - that it's to prevent people spamming loads of posts. Copy and paste. Copy and paste.

    If they have to wait the 25 seconds I think it is, they may lose patience and stop.

    Or,another idea, it stops a spamming automaton in their tracks?

    Several other forums have this pause between posts too.

    Best wishes

    .
     
  5. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Theo, why do you put those dots in your posts? Is it cryptic?
     
  6. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    It's a microdot. If you have the right strength spyglass you can read all the teeeny tiny comments in it.
     
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  7. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Is Theo with the secret service then?
     
  8. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Dunno - if I did she'd probably have to kill me! :D
     
  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    ... ---._... ..___'''
    Anyway we shouldn't really be discussing it on here, monica. Careless talk costs lives.

     
  10. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  11. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    An ex-Head. Heads always liked proper spacing and double underlinings in red and margins on both sides of the maths jotter with the right margin broader. And answers underlined in red. Und so weiter.
    Corrected for a plural.
     
  12. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    .

    Spot on @racroesus Or should I say dot on?

    If I had the energy I would make the dots invisible

    Thus

    Best wishes

    .
     
  13. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Are you suggesting with your 'und so weiter' that all this minute and obsessive attention to detail is a tad Germanic, racroesus?
     
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Jawohl!
     
  15. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

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