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Post by willnewton on Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:56 am

I am sure many of you agree this is the ONLY bad thing about this forum.  Smile

90 seconds is like forever in Internet time.  My understanding is that the default time for phpBB is only 15 seconds, so 90 seems pretty excessive and I am sure many of you have banged submit buttons over and over in frustration trying to correct a simple error before someone quotes you or reads the post.

It can be modified fairly easily to a different time limit and fully disabled for validated users.  I pulled a couple of posts off the Interwebz to give some hints for our admin Rob.


Admin cp >> General tab >> in the left bar under Board configuration click post settings >> There you can change the Flood interval in seconds.


ACP>>General>>Board Configuration>>Post Settings
Flood interval:Set this to 10 or whatever interval is appropriate 


You can't set different flood intervals for different groups without a MOD, but you can enable flood control for Newly registered users and disable it for everybody else using the Can ignore flood limit permission.

However, if you have spammers posting dozens of times, maybe you should use the Newly registered users group to place all posts in the moderation queue. Just setting a limit of one will catch all of their posts until they've gotten one approved.

And yes, even going back to edit this post I have run up against it again.....grrrrrr.


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Post by james r chapman on Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:08 am

I agree. Like being left unzipped for 90 seconds.
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Post by joy2shoot on Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:24 am

Yes, I felt the same frustration as willnewton.

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Post by Aprilian on Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:31 am

+100
I can't seem to get spelling, grammar and capitalization all correct the first time I post a comment.
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Post by 243winxb on Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:01 pm

Loose the flood control  and  the monthly auto log out.

Every month i have to login again.
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Post by james r chapman on Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:15 pm

Or else!

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Post by Toz35m on Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:48 pm

243winxb wrote:Loose the flood control  and  the monthly auto log out.

Every month i have to login again.

Get lastpass or a similar pwd manager and never worry about being logged out.  2 clicks and I am logged back in with a much more secure pwd.
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Post by KenO on Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:37 pm

No complaints here, its worth way more than what we pay for it.

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Post by SMBeyer on Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:17 pm

ya know there is a preview button right next to the send butt on right?
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Post by james r chapman on Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:56 pm

Is your 90 sec up? Now go back and edit your spelling.
Oh, next time follow your own advice!
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Post by BE Mike on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:06 am

This morning was typical for me. I needed to edit my post (I blame it on the lack of a second cup of coffee) and had to wait the 90 sec. It did give me some time to think of something else to edit though!
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Post by Rob Kovach on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:10 pm

That function sometimes turns itself ON without my doing.

I just gave Wil admin permissions in the system. His knowledge with this forum platform is going to be very helpful!
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Post by SMBeyer on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:16 pm

james r chapman wrote:Is your 90 sec up? Now go back and edit your spelling.
Oh, next time follow your own advice!
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Post by chopper on Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:32 pm

I don't understand what phpBB is or flooding or what a pwd manager is. Does it have anything to do with losing a reply?
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Post by willnewton on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:25 pm

Rob Kovach wrote:That function sometimes turns itself ON without my doing.

I just gave Wil admin permissions in the system. His knowledge with this forum platform is going to be very helpful!

Whoa, I know Kung Fu!
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Re: Forum “flood control”

Post by willnewton on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:33 pm

I don’t know how old that documentation was, but currently the Flood Control setting was listed under General>Security>Security Admin>Flood Control

It is now set to 15 seconds.

Let’s test it out.

-update- It worked for me. WooHoo!  You guys have a good time now and don’t forget to use that preview button every now and again.
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Post by Wobbley on Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:36 am

Flood control test

Works for me too.
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Re: Forum “flood control”

Post by mikemyers on Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:22 pm

It bothered me too the way it was, but since I was waiting anyway, it gave me more time to find the mistakes I hadn't yet noticed.  

Are we busy enough to really need to control floods?
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Re: Forum “flood control”

Post by willnewton on Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:53 pm

Hey folks, I didn't put any limit on how long you can choose to wait. Laughing

My goal was to make everyone on this forum a better shooter by freeing up 75 seconds for working on dry fire. 

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Re: Forum “flood control”

Post by Aprilian on Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:04 pm

Yay, just edited a post without 

Wait,
Try send again,
Wait,
Try send again,
Wait,
Try send again,

THANKS!
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Post by Rob Kovach on Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:27 pm

Like!
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Post by Multiracer on Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:53 pm

It is much better now, Thank you.

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