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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    David who hates: This forum requires that you wait 108 seconds between posts. Please try again in 47 seconds, message on the forum.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    David who hates: This forum requires that you wait 108 seconds between posts. Please try again in 47 seconds, message on the forum.
    This was intentional, David ... keeps the spammer bots from being able to flood the forum with spam postings. Those bots can post at the rate of several hundred posts per minute. If they have to wait, those spam bots lose interest and go somewhere else.
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    I agree with David. It can be frustrating if you are whipping between posts with short replies, but if it keeps the spammers out it is worth putting up with. The MESSAGE IS TOO SHORT announcements are more frustrating as there are several threads which often only require a short word or two (and we can no longer post LOL). Is this also an anti spamming measure, or a software glitch?

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    PS WANT TO BUY SOME PEARLS. ;););););)

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    Ah now I know why I have to wait 108 seconds. Good to keep the spammers away. Now behave yourself Teddy.lol

    When I do the word association game I must try and find longer words to use.


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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    . . . The MESSAGE IS TOO SHORT announcements are more frustrating as there are several threads which often only require a short word or two (and we can no longer post LOL). Is this also an anti spamming measure, or a software glitch?
    Again, by design, the minimum characters required (10) is stop the simple one word replied like "yup", "funny", "good one", and the one I hate: "wtf" (which get deleted, btw) used by spammers to "test" that their registration got approved.

    Did you know that using a 'smilie' counts towards that 10 character limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by teddy
    PS WANT TO BUY SOME PEARLS. ;););););)
    :lol: ... yes we were being besieged with lots of spam messages about pearls and such ... if only the spammers would concentrate the same efforts on good things, think how much better the world might be. :rolleyes:. I know, I'm dreaming ... really though, having the spammers does let me keep my job here. :)

    And ... I just lowered the 108 second wait to 83 seconds effective immediately. :)
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    I, personally, love a spam that gets missed. Gives me a chance to pour some poisonous pearls of admonishment ...
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    :lol: and I know that all too well, David! :lol: They are always hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post

    Did you know that using a 'smilie' counts towards that 10 character limit?
    I just put a row of dots......................

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    that work's too ... good suggestion, Colin. :tiphat:
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    I've been known to drag out syllables on occasion, that might help lengthen a post.

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