Everytime I hit a rate limit (doing legitimate things) I am slapped in the face two times:

  1. I have to wait
  2. The timer will reset each time I try

I will concede that there must be a reason for timer resets. The team would not have added them without reason.

Feature request: No timer resets for users with >= 1000 rep. Even better, increase all rate limits by dividing the minimum interval by 5 or so. Show the timer ticking down.

The probability that a high rep user is engaging in vandalism is extremely low. Let's stop punching them in the face.

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    100 rep = High rep user ? One answer can get you there. Also you get 100 on every site with the association bonus without even having to know what the site is about. Disagree – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Jul 18 '13 at 13:09
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    Make it 1000 then. I'm happy with all numbers as long as they are below mine :) – usr Jul 18 '13 at 13:11
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    I hit this a lot with comment votes. I'm fine with waiting 5 seconds, but keeping on waiting 5 seconds because I get impatient is annoying – Richard Tingle Jul 18 '13 at 13:11
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    First can we sort out whether the timer reset is a slap in the face or a punch in the face? – Bill the Lizard Jul 18 '13 at 13:12
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    @BilltheLizard The punch comes first, then the slap just adds insult to injury. – Andrew Barber Jul 18 '13 at 13:12
  • The most triggered timers (at least for me) are short. 5 seconds for deleting comments are the most annoying and that is easy enough to wait it out. – psubsee2003 Jul 18 '13 at 13:13
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    The best proposal I saw about this problem is simply showing the timer. It would make sense with this. – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Jul 18 '13 at 13:13
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    I do not understand how six people can be in favour of the timer. – Pekka Jul 18 '13 at 13:16
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    It's a symptom of our "fast" paced society that we are impatient to wait 5 seconds ;) – user310756 Jul 18 '13 at 13:27
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    +1 for either removing the reset, or an explaination of its purpose. – Arjan Jul 18 '13 at 13:32
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    @Yve If we added up all the 5 secondses (secondses, is that right!?) we'd have had enough time to .... watch a lot of tv and argue about things that don't matter – Richard Tingle Jul 18 '13 at 13:49
  • @RichardTingle wonder if someone can write some code to see how many 5 secondes in total we wait and how many episodes of (first we have to vote and agree on a TV show) we have missed as a result of this ;) – user310756 Jul 18 '13 at 13:53

Totally agreed. At least ease it for 10k users or something.

This is what the timer reset feels like every single time:

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  • So, re: Bill's question in the comments to the question; does that mean it's more like a punch than a slap? – Andrew Barber Jul 18 '13 at 13:48
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    @Andrew I'd say it's both. A punch-slap, if you will. – Pekka Jul 18 '13 at 13:50
  • Downvoted. 10k do not necessarily make a person a quick shooter/thinker. – Deer Hunter Jul 18 '13 at 18:11
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    @DeerHunter and forcing users to wait 15 seconds, and another 15 seconds if they submit before they have passed, and another (get a wristwatch so you can count the seconds!), ad nauseam... will make them think more deeply, and post better comments? Yeah right. – Pekka Jul 18 '13 at 18:14
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    Maybe it was SE's idea of throttling... – Deer Hunter Jul 18 '13 at 18:22

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