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Spam filter (by time)

  • Flood is another issue.

    This is an anti-flood setting.

  • I disagree.

  • LISTEN.
    You guys are making UNNECESSARY "improvements"!
    While THE EASIEST thing that needs to do is IMPLEMENT DEPENDENT filtering!!!
    What stops spammers from making two posts in 2 minutes, wait 10 - and make another 2? Right - somebody block them within that 10 minutes? O'k, let that be. FOR THOSE WHO CRACK JUST REGISTERED!!!
    WHY IN THE DAMNED REALM OF POOP I SHOULD BE CONSTRAINED IN SUCH A WAY!!!
    I was MyOpera user since 2008! for damn's sake!!! Having 100 million trillion posts!!! A blog!!!
    Photo albums!!! Never been banned!

    WHAT!!!
    What stops you from making that crooked damn' "spam-blocker" dependent upon some data!!!
    What!!?

  • I disagree.

    And what a setting to avoid massive posting would be? It's certainly not an anti-spam setting although it can help avoiding massive spam from a user.

  • WHAT!!!
    What stops you from making that crooked damn' "spam-blocker" dependent upon some data!!!
    What!!?

    First you should understand that this is not an spam blocker but a flood blocker. The goal of this setting is to avoid people posting those (usually unnecessary) two/three words comments that don't bring anything useful and serves only for increasing post counting.

  • And what a setting to avoid massive posting would be?

    A moderator!!!
    While I'm a member since 1815 - Before Christ Sake, Gosh! And had 1.000 million trillion posts etc. on MyOpera, I - along with many others - can be spared from that frequency abomination!
    Well, I'll tell you how I use the forum.
    I take a look and reload the "Overview" page time to time. If something's new, I go there, and I reply till something's resolved or like that.
    I don't reply just because I have internet and keyboard!
    So I come, make my 2, or 5, or 20. Then I don't post.
    WHAT!!?

  • First you should understand that this is not an spam blocker but a flood blocker. The goal of this setting is to avoid people posting those (usually unnecessary) two/three words comments that don't bring anything useful and serves only for increasing post counting.

    Do you read my comments!!?
    I don't say "abolish" - I say "improve"!!! Let me do my 5 in 5 minutes -- and go drink my tea!!! WHAT!!?

  • Let me do my 5 in 5 minutes -

    And why you want so bad to be able to post more in a certain period of time? It's really necessary for you to post "so many" in a short period of time?

    This is a forum, not a speed competition.

  • SPEED!!? What do you call "speed"???
    Initially, I was talking about the Lounge! You know, my interenet connection loads pages ok!!!
    And I f^ck*** don't need to spend HOURS to answer 5 questions in the Lounge!!! Nobody needs!!! Everybody has their own lives! And they have a good connection to get done with "the current chatting" in 5 minutes! When you're able to be done in 5-15 minutes -- who are you to command me to waste my NERVES and LOADS of time - making a friendly discussion a REAL DANGER of getting an ulcer and breaking the keyboard in vain trying to get without F*** words?

    I'm a very friendly person usually.
    You want what??? USING ***ING UNNECESSARY **IT make me get sick AND banned!!?
    Come on!!!

  • And why you want so bad to be able to post more in a certain period of time?

    More than WHAT?!?
    5 in 5 is TOO MANY???

  • And why you want so bad to be able to post more in a certain period of time?
    More than WHAT?!?
    5 in 5 is TOO MANY???

    Yes, it may be. And could you please behave like a capable adult human being? Acting like a child whose toy had been taken won't help you.

    I don't think that things will change in a near future, so you will have to get used to it.

  • ...to get used to it.

    You meant "to put up with"?
    :left:

  • Andreas, in the Name of Sake! :scared:
    Make the filter using our postcount and/or badges/status to vary the blockage: newbies non-monkeys can oblige as it is up to 100, monkeys up to 10; then you SIMPLY can drop that! Or if you BELIEVE you can't - drop it to 60sec&5mins! already. What the Heck!!! 😕

  • I think the time limit is good enough, it makes people think a little more before posting and (try to)avoid people that like to keep posting just to update his/her post count.

  • Maybe you're right. Nobody else complained?
    Quite for long I didn't feel it myself now. I bumped into it yesterday only when I felt myself I was unusually nimble. 😉

    So, what is the proper name for this filter - if it's not aimed at spam exactly?
    Though Andreas said: >

    Unfortunately we have to have pretty strict measures in place to limit the amount of spam on the forums. If we ease the restrictions in the Lounge section, it's a pretty safe bet that the Lounge section would see an increased amount of spam.

  • So, what is the proper name for this filter - if it's not aimed at spam exactly?

    It's a flood control filter. It can help fighting against spam but it's not mean only for that.

  • The anti-spam timer is set too tightly or too rigidly. It just blocked me for 10 minutes for "posting 2 times within 120 seconds"... but my second post was simply a quick "markdown" typo-repair of my initial post. Then when the timer ran out, the post auto-double-posted my edit as a new post (which I then again edited away the text). (https://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15195955#Comment_15195955)

    The problem with such a 10-minute delay penalty is that for an edit, with this goofy forum format, if I navigate away from the forum page, it will dump all the edit text when I navigate back via a forward/back button. So either I have to open a new browser window/tab to browse further or cut/paste my edits over to Notepad and then return to the page to post by reversing the cut/paste back to post after the timer runs out... all without overshooting the 30-minute editing timer which is also running. The anti-spam timer ought not to apply when editing.

    Edited to add: And it just now did it again, after editing the above-referenced dupli-comment, and then coming here to make this new post, now I get to wait another 10 minutes for the crazy forum system penalty timer before I can do anything else in this browser window or else lose this text. Exasperating beyond words!!! X/ 💣

  • Post edits shouldn't be counted for the flood control timer.

  • Black, this last time I bumped into this, I hit "Save draft".
    It worked. ☕

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