In a recent discussion about throttling, I suggested that throttling should kick in after the second message. This allows for:

  • Posting things along the lines of look at this: \ [onebox link] without things breaking up your message
  • Rapid edits (I believe a 1-second throttle is being applied here too)

While still preventing spamming. It's a small change that could kill a few annoyances with chat.

  • I post in the form of (message) (onebox) all the time and get rate limited all the time. Worst is when I ask if X is a dupe of Y, which requires 3/4 messages: "Is X [Q] a dupe of this: [Q2]"
    – Ben Brocka
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:27
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    @BenBrocka Ideally some kind of transactional model for posts could be implemented [START_TRANSACTION] \ Is this: \ [Q1] \ A dupe of this: \ [Q2] \ ? \ [COMMIT]
    – fredley
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:29
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    – Ben Brocka
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:30
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    Current workflow is "is this" "[Q1]" swearing "A dupe of:" more swearing [Q2] pause "@rate limit DIAF"
    – Ben Brocka
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:31
  • @BenBrocka Clearly a no then...
    – fredley
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:31
  • @fredley If you try [Q1] \ is this a dupe of: \ [Q2] you should no longer run into problems unless you're really fast in posting Q2.
    – badp
    Feb 18, 2013 at 15:34

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ok; I'm game... I've enabled a "grace" system that relaxes the rules just a little (not much) - and only applies to the "new" and "edit" actions. It allows quick 2-liners, or ninja edits - but after that one action, you're back to normal rules. Deploying now. Let me know your opinions...

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    Off to go and test the limits of 'just a little'...
    – fredley
    Feb 15, 2013 at 15:39
  • w00t! Thx. You're awesome.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Feb 15, 2013 at 20:51

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