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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 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 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? Jul 18 '13 at 13:12
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    @BilltheLizard The punch comes first, then the slap just adds insult to injury. 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. 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. 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 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
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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? 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. 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... Jul 18 '13 at 18:22

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