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Most things in chat are rate-limited, however edits are not. Each new edit to a post pings a user. Here's an autohotkey script:

Loop 100
{
  Send {Up}!{Enter}
}

Shouldn't edits be rate-limited too? Or pings from the same post limited in some way?

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I saw the title and thought this was a brag post or something. Funny. – LittleBobbyTables Feb 15 '13 at 14:26
    
I would personally prefer if an edit would not repeat the ping, but that suggestion is now my most-downvoted post on MSO, so I'm in the minority there. – Mad Scientist Feb 15 '13 at 14:26
    
@LittleBobbyTables Ninja-brag-post – fredley Feb 15 '13 at 14:26
    
My initial thought is that the whole "You only can edit for 2 minutes" is kinda meant as an alternative to a rate limit but that does little to the whole point within those 2 minutes. – Grace Note Feb 15 '13 at 14:27
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Oh god no. If we're going to do anything just limit how many times a message can ping, say, no pings after the second edit. Chat's message rate limit is annoying enough – Ben Brocka Feb 15 '13 at 14:28
    
Indeed. – Tim Stone Feb 15 '13 at 14:29
    
@TimStone Indeed – fredley Feb 15 '13 at 14:30
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This is why we can't have nice things. Actually, I think the entire Bridge is why we can't have nice things. – mmyers Feb 15 '13 at 15:29
    
Aww. We're only a little crazy, I swear! – fbueckert Feb 15 '13 at 15:30
    
@fbueckert Crazy is a relative thing. – fredley Feb 15 '13 at 15:31
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why @fredley whhhhyyyyyyyyyyy – Flyk Feb 15 '13 at 20:16
up vote 10 down vote accepted

Building currently; now with even more throttling :)

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I hope it's a more sane limit than the one message per second limit? – Ben Brocka Feb 15 '13 at 15:18
    
@Ben and what would you define as "sane" here? If you're editing more than one a second, you're doing something wrong... – Marc Gravell Feb 15 '13 at 15:19
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@BenBrocka I agree. The 1-message per second throttle should only kick in after the second message IMO, so I can do things like look at this: \ [oneboxlink] – fredley Feb 15 '13 at 15:19
    
@fredley as a more global tweak to throttling, that could indeed probably work – Marc Gravell Feb 15 '13 at 15:20
    
@MarcGravell brb, asking new question – fredley Feb 15 '13 at 15:20
    

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