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HAWK21M
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Restrictions on posting

Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:09 am

Is there any restrictions on postings
as prompt saysI cannot post on a topic
eg:-
You cannot make another post so soon after your last.

Whats the Interval like & why.
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Re: Restrictions on posting

Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:35 am

HAWK21M wrote:
Is there any restrictions on postings
as prompt saysI cannot post on a topic
eg:-
You cannot make another post so soon after your last.

Whats the Interval like & why.

That's strange. The only restrictions we have on posting are for a new user's first two posts (they must be approved by a moderator). There is no time limit between posts. I assume it was some sort of site error, but if you can replicate it, please take a screenshot and email it to us at moderators@airliners.net so we can forward it to the developers.
 
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Re: Restrictions on posting

Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:59 am

It's the inbuilt spam protection. Usually appears when you've accidentally double posted. Should be no more than 30 seconds.
 
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Re: Restrictions on posting

Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:43 pm

ChrisKen wrote:
It's the inbuilt spam protection. Usually appears when you've accidentally double posted. Should be no more than 30 seconds.

:checkmark: I have never seen it unless I accidentally tried to double-post.
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Re: Restrictions on posting

Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:16 pm

DocLightning wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
It's the inbuilt spam protection. Usually appears when you've accidentally double posted. Should be no more than 30 seconds.

:checkmark: I have never seen it unless I accidentally tried to double-post.

Interesting. I've never tried doing it — not sure why one would. Unfortunately it doesn't prevent the dozens of double posts every day from people impatiently clicking submit.
 
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Re: Restrictions on posting

Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:26 am

atcsundevil wrote:
Unfortunately it doesn't prevent the dozens of double posts every day from people impatiently clicking submit.

i think you can blame that on a.net's flaky servers and their poor response times.
 
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Re: Restrictions on posting

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:52 pm

I saw this problem back when the server got different posting times based on which network you were on when submitting the post. It was related to the same problem that caused posts to show up out of order, and replies to appear above the original message sometimes. If I posted one message from my phone (whose network gave a time stamp several minutes in the “future” on a.net) and another from my home network (which was only 1-2 minutes in the future), I’d get that message because the difference in times between my second post and first post were less than 0 (based on the server’s recognition).

That seems to have been fixed a few months ago. I haven’t really tried posting two messages in quick succession since then, so I don’t know if there is a built-in delay or not. Double posts are annoying, and it’s unlikely that anyone could really post a new, meaningful reply to a thread only 30-60 seconds after their last one.
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Re: Restrictions on posting

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:53 pm

I made this test post, and it appears to have cleared less than 30 seconds after the one above, so if anything, the “time out” time is too short. IMO it should be at least 30, if not 60 seconds, for reasons already noted. However, the error message banner that pops up should specify the time-out duration. That way, folks double-clicking the submit button will know that the rejection is because of a post they made just now, and not one a few minutes ago, and therefore they don’t need to resubmit the same post again.
The plural of Airbus is Airbuses. Airbii is not a word.
There is no 787-800, nor 787-900 or 747-800. It's 787-8, 787-9, and 747-8.
A321neoLR is also unnecessary. It's simply A321LR.
Airplanes don't have isles, they have aisles.

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