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When adding a short comment with trailing spaces (to trick the 15 character limit), the error message is incorrect as it says: "Only one comment allowed per 15 seconds"

This is what I mean (replicated on this site):

EDIT: video proof (YouTube)


EDIT: Are you supposed to downvote just because you cannot replicate? I'm only trying to contribute. :(

P.S. I am using Google Chrome 10.0.648.205

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closed as off-topic by hims056, Tobias Kienzler, Martijn Pieters, Hugo Dozois, apaul34208 Jul 30 '13 at 18:02

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because commenting is not chat. We've got, well, chat, for that. – tombull89 Jun 17 '11 at 11:33
Eh? Can't repro. I get the "Comments must be at least 15..." message. – balpha Jun 17 '11 at 12:12
yes, it's the 15 char limit. and yes, I am reporting inappropriate error message. – Bad Display Name Jun 17 '11 at 12:44
Maybe there's also a comment per periode of time limit? – Loïc Wolff Jun 17 '11 at 13:23
Just tested, yes, there is also a time limit. It just shows this one before the 15 char. one. – Loïc Wolff Jun 17 '11 at 13:24
i waited for about a minute before submitting a new comment. – Bad Display Name Jun 17 '11 at 13:36
No repro from me either, with two comments posted - one over the 15-char limit and one under. I waited about 10 seconds after posting the first comment. – Adam Lear Jun 17 '11 at 13:46
What comment do you test it with? It HAS to be a short string under 15 chars with trailing spaces to make up for 15 char limit. e.g. wtf?_____________ where underscore is a space char. – Bad Display Name Jun 17 '11 at 13:53
@BadDisplayName That's what I did, yeah. – Adam Lear Jun 17 '11 at 13:54
Could not reproduce. – WilliamKF Jun 17 '11 at 19:41
It's Status-Norepro @Oded :) – hims056 Jul 30 '13 at 12:15
@hims056 - meh. The issue of timer resets is by design. Debated with myself if I should just delete this... – Oded Jul 30 '13 at 12:17
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I still cannot reproduce this, even with your video.

You may have a proxy that is caching the old error.

What do you see in Fiddler?

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A cheese cart, a Jewish wedding and Gwen Stefani. – random Jun 20 '11 at 14:09
yes, I am behind the proxy. full.js status is 304 (Not Modified) – Bad Display Name Jun 20 '11 at 14:28
@Bad: No. What do you see for the AJAX request when submitting the second comment? – SLaks Jun 20 '11 at 15:05
409 Conflitct. how do i resolve this? – Bad Display Name Jun 20 '11 at 15:14

When you submit a 15-char comment with trailing spaces, the server rejects it as an invalid comment, but the time limit still kicks in.

Therefore, if you submit another comment right afterwards, you get the 5-second error, because you submitted a (failed) comment less than 5 seconds ago. (This check happens before the comment length check)

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as you can see in my screenshot I've waited over 30 sec before trying to submit a comment with spaces. The error message shown was incorrect. However, submitting a valid length comment after 5 or more seconds works fine, therefore there's a problem in error handling. – Bad Display Name Jun 20 '11 at 8:15
@Bad: I just tried it; my description is correct. Can you post a video of the problem? – SLaks Jun 20 '11 at 13:20
posted a link to video in the question – Bad Display Name Jun 20 '11 at 13:38

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