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Hi;

Please lower the flood limit from 1 min to 30 seconds. It is very annoying.

If this is not possible for all wheels then please allow the 'Real Member' wheel with this privilege.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not think he will change that as it is already a privilege given to mods.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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Real Members also need that privilege. You do not understand the annoyance because you are not one of them.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do you think that I was not once a member like yourself, then a Real member? Of course I understand, I also captured the post title as a Real member with the flood control.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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Don't you think he should lower it?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I have always been opposing it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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Opposing the lowering?

I get it! You do not want any one else to reach 78,193 posts.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Opposing the lowering?

Yes and I will continue to oppose it.

I get it! You do not want any one else to reach 78,193 posts.

Records are made to be broken. They serve as incentive to the people who come after them. I have toyed with the idea of capping out at a certain maximum say 10000. After that there would be no more. That would put an end to the post battles and make more quality posts as you say.

Just for you to know I would trade the whole 78000 of them for one more tongzilla post. Or the mathsyperson gf post, for a few more teakettle posts, yea quality posts like that.

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My second line was a joke. Do not interpret it too seriously.

Facepalm....

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That does not matter, I am not offended by the comment. My post totals as I have told someone else a long time is due to the fact that I am and was in here more than anyone else. It is only natural I would be among the leaders. I would point out that I am not among the best over at the SE.

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I'm not after a huge post count. I want the flood limit to be lowered because I think my time is precious.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**Amrita****Member**- From: Westing's House
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The Flood Limit of 1 min between 2 posts is really very irritating,I whole-heartedly admit it.

**In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it. - Georg Cantor (1845-1918)**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I'm not after a huge post count.

But you already have a huge post count. If it were awarded to Real members only then every other member would be at a disadvantage would they not? If it is awarded to everyone then the forum becomes an instant chat which could not be moderated.

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**Amrita****Member**- From: Westing's House
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This is a point to be noted,Agnishom. What Bobbym told is quite Rational.

**In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it. - Georg Cantor (1845-1918)**

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You could lower the flood limit from 60 to 30 for all members. That would not make it an instant chat.

If it were awarded to Real members only then every other member would be at a disadvantage would they not?

Why do moderators have it, then?

*Last edited by Agnishom (2014-05-26 05:31:40)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then when a spammer or GIB gets in here he could post twice as much filth?

The first rule:

This is a Forum, it is not instant chat. Leave your message, and come back later (hours or days) to see what responses you got.

The forum was originally meant to be for posts and slow reponses, with hours or days between. It has already become a semi chat with hundreds of threads of chatting. We need more?

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You could implement kaboobly tags for the chat threads.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not think that can be done.

Mods need it because when they have to moderate they must do it quickly.

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Moderation is about editing, not posting.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Sometimes he must post a message quickly, to stop an argument perhaps.

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But it does not stop the arguments

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I would say it does.

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Why do you want to stop an argument anyway?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do you really not know the answer to that?

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No?

Many arguments are constructive too

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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