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Writing less than 15 characters in a comment triggers the 30 second protection

I tried to submit a comment that was 14 characters long. It was rejected - fine; no complaint. I added some extra characters, and then got told you cannot submit a comment more than once every 15 seconds. Sorry: that is a usability bug. The timer should only be started after successfully submitting a comment.

marked as duplicate by Pops, ChrisF, Rick Sladkey, jonsca, Thomas Bonini Sep 16 '11 at 19:02

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  • This is basically this question and this question all over again, only with the current timer length. – Pops Sep 16 '11 at 16:34
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    Yes - it is the same issue; it is still a bug that hasn't been fixed, for all the previous 'status-by-design' answers. The previous incarnations are from 2009 and 2010. We can still flag this as 'hostile behaviour by SO/SE sites'. It is frustrating in the extreme when you hit it. – Jonathan Leffler Sep 16 '11 at 16:39
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    This is a dupe, but I agree it is terribly obnoxious. – Pëkka Sep 16 '11 at 16:54
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    Its even more obnoxious when you're a mod. – Won't Sep 16 '11 at 16:59
  • I'd support high rep users being pardoned from the whole experience. Of course, high rep. users are more likely to have convincing arguments on Meta. – cwallenpoole Sep 16 '11 at 17:17
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    See also: Comments that fail to post start the timer – Matthew Read Sep 16 '11 at 17:47
  • Now fixed! – Matthew Read Nov 22 '11 at 5:27

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