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#271328 - 01/25/09 10:23 PM Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 300 second wait between posts ?
M Fate Offline
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 8
Loc: Fort Myers Florida
Isn't it a little extreme to have to wait 15 minutes between posts, what if you want to respond to someones response and may have a couple things I wish to respond to myself that someone else has posted, makes me forget about posting it and just go elsewhere. Is that needed, couldn't it be a little shorter?

*The actual wait time is 300 seconds between posts for new members except in the Introductions forum where the wait is 900 seconds.


Edited by Admin (02/15/10 02:33 PM)
Edit Reason: Corrected wait time.

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#271332 - 01/25/09 10:54 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: M Fate]
allREOpreserv Offline
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Registered: 09/08/07
Posts: 708
Loc: Nationwide
Welcome to the forum.

I believe the wait time is due to those who come in here just to spam the boards. If a spam post is caught and reported within that 15 minutes, then there's enough time for the moderators & administrators to remove the post and get rid of or ban the spammer.

I have a small business forum and have not set up too many rules but I've logged in some mornings to find over 1,000 posts that I had to delete because of some jerk who decides it's a fun thing to do.

So I'm thinking that's why new members have the wait time. Once you've reached a certain number of posts and everyone knows you're not here to spam, the restriction goes away.

Again, welcome. Don't let the rule frustrate you and you'll enjoy it here.

Linda
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#271452 - 01/26/09 02:10 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: allREOpreserv]
Bigtoe Offline
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Registered: 10/14/07
Posts: 2196
Loc: Outer Banks
It is worth the wait. Hang around.
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#273640 - 02/05/09 02:26 AM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: Bigtoe]
VernalUtah Offline
Member

Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 54
Loc: Utah
I struggle with it too, but just hang out and you will be there soon enough. I am actually only at 27.

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#285553 - 04/09/09 07:16 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: VernalUtah]
Scott Hack Offline
Member

Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 31
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
This wait thing is driving me batty too. At what post count does it go away? It is like being dropped into a room full of people and only being able to talk every 10 minutes! ERRR!!

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#285884 - 04/12/09 10:49 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: Scott Hack]
Perky_REALTOR Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 7688
Loc: PA
Sorry, but the spammers have made it necessary for the administrator to be pretty tough to start out. You also must wait until you post several times before you can post a link, as well.

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#286858 - 04/20/09 01:51 AM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: Perky_REALTOR]
Malok Offline
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Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 441
Loc: Kentucky - in a barn!
Its actually an excellent policy IMO. Otherwise, you'd have spambots come rolling in - and throw 3 or 4 posts/responses on every folder/thread in here.

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#286933 - 04/20/09 04:04 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: Malok]
ditty Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
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Loc: Winfield, Mo
I was on this forum 1 year before I ever chatted...use it as a resource...the info here is available...for those that search...
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#306912 - 09/19/09 08:53 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: M Fate]
hildy Offline
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Registered: 09/19/09
Posts: 2
Loc: MD, Montgomery County
Posting every 15 minutes making think what are you going to say. In addtion, gives you time to read. Glad others has posted their fustration. So I am not the only one.

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#306924 - 09/19/09 11:04 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: hildy]
BuyersAgent Offline
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Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 1429
Loc: Land of comps and drive by's.....
Take note hildy..this was done after much consideration. Do you have anything to contribute every 15 mins?
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Talent will not. Genius will not.
Education will not.
Persistence and determination
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#307299 - 09/23/09 05:04 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: BuyersAgent]
smalltowngirl Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 64
Loc: NC
MAIN STREET AND EQUI- Just dropped both companies, this is the 2nd time I did a bpo for Main got it all finished, saved and ready to go except pictures and it disappeared-told them if they wanted me to do it again, pay me again! Same thing happened with
Equi-but they have now emailed me saying they are going with a whole new program. Don't know if any one else has dad these problems but just a word of warning.
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#307419 - 09/24/09 03:06 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: smalltowngirl]
AlfredRE Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/21/09
Posts: 9
Loc: New York
It is a little frustrating though. I see the need for limiting first time users, but why not use captcha or something?

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#307630 - 09/26/09 04:37 AM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: BuyersAgent]
Viktor Offline
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 874
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: NoVA Home Savers
Take note hildy..this was done after much consideration. Do you have anything to contribute every 15 mins?


Welcome to the forum M Fate and do not forget to take notes.
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#326977 - 02/15/10 08:30 AM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: Viktor]
manning Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 7
Loc: VA
I'll go ahead and agree with this as well, w/in the 1st 5 minutes of me being on the forum, I'm frustrated! I finally signed on, and have 10 windows open that I want to post questions in or respond to.. yet I'm stuck.. I guess I should just set an alarm for every 15minutes! Some times it says 300seconds?
On top of that I can't make an intro thread yet!




Edited by manning (02/15/10 08:33 AM)

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#326985 - 02/15/10 12:37 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: manning]
Vermont Offline
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Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 7520
Loc: Vermont's North-East Kingdom
Maybe someone with appropriate credentials could correct the title of this Thread to read "900 SECONDS". It's been mis-stated and tolerated for too long. 900 Minutes would be 15 hours! Like so many wrong thoughts on this planet . . . . if you repeat them often enough and long enough, they will take on the appearance of truth.
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#326995 - 02/15/10 02:35 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: Vermont]
Admin Offline

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Registered: 11/20/03
Posts: 667
Loc: Global
Thanks for pointing that out.

I have corrected the first post - which changes the title in the threads list to reflect the actual wait time which is is 300 seconds between posts for new members except in the Introductions forum where the wait is 900 seconds.
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#359991 - 12/09/10 04:36 AM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between po [Re: Admin]
Regenscheid Offline
Member

Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 18
Loc: North Oaks, MN
It's driving me crazy as well, but seems like a well thought out precaution.

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#365100 - 01/30/11 02:41 AM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between po [Re: Regenscheid]
ReBpoAgent Offline
Member

Registered: 01/15/11
Posts: 128
Loc: FL
Yes I agree.

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#403893 - 03/24/12 12:16 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between po [Re: M Fate]
Altinkum Offline
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Registered: 03/24/12
Posts: 49
Loc: Turkey
I'm sorry but it seems more likely to drive people away than anything else. Most people only have limited time they can spend on forums.

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#406561 - 05/10/12 04:06 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between po [Re: M Fate]
Brit16 Offline
Member

Registered: 05/04/12
Posts: 51
Loc: Texas
Yes, this is very frustrating. I thought about not coming back after posting in the introduction thread and then trying to post my actual question somewhere else. Having to wait 900 seconds was very irritating!!!

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#412049 - 08/30/12 05:08 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: M Fate]
Inspector Darrul Offline
Member

Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 33
Loc: Detroit, Mi
I hate spammers

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#412076 - 08/30/12 10:41 PM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 900 minute wait between posts? [Re: Inspector Darrul]
DueDiligence Offline
Major Contributor

Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 1635
Loc: Wild Wild West
Originally Posted By: Inspector Darrul
I hate spammers


And you've just posted to a thread that's over three years old with the last post being nearly 4 months ago...

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#428185 - 09/11/13 12:15 AM Re: Sorry, new here, wondered what is deal with 300 second wait between posts ? [Re: M Fate]
Mary Warner Offline
Member

Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 35
Loc: IA, USA
Thanks for this post..........because from your post i read much more reply and that is very informative..........

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