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Old 10-17-2001, 01:41 AM   #1
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Petition to Change the Two-Minute Flood Control

I know what you're thinking: "put it in 'Suggestion Box.'" Well, not everyone reads it, and I thought I would see if I can get everyone's feelings and input on this in a place that those who can change it will, at least, hear us. FYI, there are two posts on this in the "Suggestion Box" already, but not many have replied (hence, why I'm posting this here), but I know it is not too popular with the people I've talked with so far.

Why do I hate it? I have a fast connection, and can regularly move between topics and forums. Two minutes might not seem like a long time, but when you are typing responses--and not all are huge, long responses to posts--you find the two-minute flood control to be a formidable pain.

What do I propose? Put it back to one-minute. I mean, I think it worked great as-is: it slows down silly posting, while allowing switching between serious topics with brief replies.

So, if you agree with what I'm writing here, please make some sort of recognition here.

Regards,
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Old 10-17-2001, 01:44 AM   #2
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Agreed.

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Old 10-17-2001, 01:45 AM   #3
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Comments noted.

and.. since its started.. let this serve as a peitition... if enough people jump on.. maybe i'll change it back to 60 seconds.

There are pros and cons of both, discuss it amongst yourselves



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Old 10-17-2001, 01:49 AM   #4
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some days a 2 minute flood control also seems a nice idea

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Old 10-17-2001, 01:50 AM   #5
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i agree with melon.com

i sign the petition

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Old 10-17-2001, 01:55 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by melon:
Why do I hate it? I have a fast connection, and can regularly move between topics and forums. Two minutes might not seem like a long time, but when you are typing responses--and not all are huge, long responses to posts--you find the two-minute flood control to be a formidable pain.
I must agree. But then again I am biased.

* points to post count.





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Old 10-17-2001, 02:03 AM   #7
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I take my time when eating honey, so 2 minutes is no biggie.

As long as I have my honey, I'm oooooooo kay.

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i'm surprised u2girl hasn't shown her support for this petition yet

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I think it should be on a per person basis. That is, Wild Honey should take 35 minutes between posts (to stop telling us about honey), and Johnny, I mean, Diamond should take about 1.5 hours (he has to fix his hair between posts, after all). ;-)

Seriously, I have found the 2 minute burden a bit annoying myself. Also, it hasn't stopped me from posting - I just wait an extra few seconds. So it's not as if I post less because of this extra minute. Change it back please!
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I must be easy tonight or something...
it's back to 60 seconds.



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Did someone just say easy???


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Thank you, elvis.


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i'm surprised u2girl hasn't shown her support for this petition yet

i'm right here.

YES!!! put it back on 60 seconds.

oh. wait, i'm too late, it's already done.
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I wanted to sign too, boooo-hoooooo!!



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Once again Elvis has proven why he's the King.....of this board.

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