This is low priority - it is about removing an irritating feature.
I get caught out regularly by the timers on the Overflow sites when I'm doing completely legit activity:
- Voting on comments: many are quite short - it is easy to read and vote on in well under 5 seconds
- At Area 51 I wanted to add text asking for an explanation of "not a good example" votes in multiple Q&As - this I did by opening multiple tabs and using copy / paste. No problem you would think because the voters are (presumably) by different people. But I can only do this every 15 seconds - which is irritating.
Suggestion: disable the timers for people above a certain reputation. We allow them more powerful rights like editing and closing posts (by presumably assuming good faith at a certain rep). So how about assuming good faith here for a relatively trivial (but sometimes very annoying) issue?
What do people think?
Update: At Area 51 there is no timer for voting on on- or off-topic questions! Seems strange to miss that out when comments do have a timer.