-22

I recently came across a question and I saw the vote counter was updating as usual when people up-vote it.

But then I saw it was really another user upvoting, downvoting, upvoting, etc.

I joined in and had a blast. The other person would wait till I upvoted, then they would do do something to the vote count count, then I'd undo my upvote, and so on until they abandoned me :(

It was probably the most fun I've had at my job in awhile.

Shouldn't there be some form of rate limiting for this?

  • 31
    Sounds like you need to get a better job... – Servy Oct 11 '13 at 18:24
  • 8
    You're a troll dude, I remember the last question you asked meta.stackexchange.com/questions/196300/… – Josh Crozier Oct 11 '13 at 18:28
  • 5
    @JoshC Well, he does seem to be deescalating, not escalating, so that's good. – Servy Oct 11 '13 at 18:30
  • 3
    Please do not bring up my past, it doesn't add to the discussion at hand. This did occur, and it could be an issue. There didn't seem to be any form of "rate-limiting" as @Servy correctly tagged the question. I do not understand these downvotes. – Dauh Fhauc Oct 11 '13 at 18:30
  • 2
    To anyone who thinks I'm a "troll", please visit my StackOverflow profile and see that I do contribute, flag posts, etc. Please look past one bad post that most other people would have removed. I admit it was a bad question but get over it. – Dauh Fhauc Oct 11 '13 at 18:31
  • 1
    General rule, the answer to any question phrased as "Is it ok to ...." is always no – Richard Tingle Oct 11 '13 at 18:32
  • @DauhFhauc Only you and mods can see how many posts you've flagged, FYI. – Servy Oct 11 '13 at 18:32
  • I'll reformat the question, thanks for bringing it to my attention @RichardTingle – Dauh Fhauc Oct 11 '13 at 18:33
  • 1
    @DauhFhauc Your name is a good indicator that you're a troll too. – Josh Crozier Oct 11 '13 at 18:36
  • 1
    These comments aren't helping anyone: stackoverflow.com/q/19324524/814064 – dcaswell Oct 11 '13 at 18:39
  • @JoshC People on reddit & other websites have horrible names and can give the best advice / etc. It isn't an indicator of anything. Again, visit my SO activity and you will see that I am not here to troll. Get off my case. – Dauh Fhauc Oct 11 '13 at 18:39
  • @dcaswell Exactly! That's why I made this post. Those comments brought this to my attention. – Dauh Fhauc Oct 11 '13 at 18:40
  • 2
    Could you clarify the specific benefits that would result from the Stack Exchange developers investing development effort into implementing such a rate-limiting system? I suppose there's some nonzero benefit, but I'm unconvinced that it's really worth it. – apsillers Oct 11 '13 at 18:43
  • 6
    @Richard, that's a bad rule. "Is it ok ..." - "... to answer my own question", "... to close an old question as a duplicate of a newer better question", "... to unnaccept an answer", "... to delete an answer", "... to discuss poor security practices", "... to add comments to old posts", &c. – jball Oct 11 '13 at 18:47
  • 1
10

This is mildly irritating for the post owner and serves no purpose, it should be resisted where possible just out of common sense whether a specific rule exists or not

Equally it's only mildly irritating and not worth development time to prevent, just be sensible and everyone is happy

  • Most things on this site are rate limited. 5 seconds between comment votes is my favorite. I don't see why I should be allowed to spam the vote button this way. – Some Helpful Commenter Oct 11 '13 at 22:06
  • 1
    @SomeHelpfulCommenter - How can you have a "favorite" impediment? That is my most hated one partially as deleting a comment comes under the same rate limit and partially as if you guess the 5 seconds wrong the timer resets and you must wait another 5 seconds. It is also the only one that I regularly encounter in normal usage (when cleaning up obsolete comments) – Martin Smith Oct 13 '13 at 12:01

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .