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    Post Limit is good compared to time limit

    If I have to wait 3 minutes between posts, I won't be posting much. It's better now as a post limit.
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    I was actually waiting for someone else to begin this conversation. I too don't like it at all. Most of us are capable of having more than one thought in a 3 minute period.

    If this is because of a bandwidth problem, I also agree that I'd prefer going back to the "post limit" thing.

    I can't help but think that a lot of the problem is caused by the psychotic amount of extraneous videos embedded by people who believe that if you like the 1st video, then they're obligated to post another 10 videos that they think you might like, or a bunch of additional videos by the same band that you'd see listed on youtube anyway when you viewed the first one.

    I always thought that this was primarily a site/forum for verbal discourse, rather than a surrogate youtube. Don't get me wrong, I've been introduced to a shitload of new music I love just like everyone else here from a video someone posted, but when an entire page is filled with embedded vids, something ain't quite right.
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    Perhaps it will cut down on the number of very short humorous (or not) replies that don't really add much to a discussion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roylayer View Post
    Perhaps it will cut down on the number of very short humorous (or not) replies that don't really add much to a discussion?
    Those are easy to ignore and don't add a lot of data to the site. There are threads in which short responses are part of the concept. It would be interesting to know why the 3 minute wait was implemented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    If this is because of a bandwidth problem, I also agree that I'd prefer going back to the "post limit" thing.

    I think it's because of the "asshole spammers" problem.
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    Did I miss the announcement that 'post counts' are now active?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    I think it's because of the "asshole spammers" problem.
    That's exactly it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gruno View Post
    Did I miss the announcement that 'post counts' are now active?
    No - there wasn't an announcement about it. I just opened up counts last night.

    This system does not have a post-per-week (or whatever) limit capability, so we're going to have to assume that we won't have immature jerkoffs posting crap to push their post counts.

    But then - we're all 15-or-so years older than when that kinda stuff happened on PEv2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    I can't help but think that a lot of the problem is caused by the psychotic amount of extraneous videos embedded by people who believe that if you like the 1st video, then they're obligated to post another 10 videos that they think you might like, or a bunch of additional videos by the same band that you'd see listed on youtube anyway when you viewed the first one.

    I always thought that this was primarily a site/forum for verbal discourse, rather than a surrogate youtube. Don't get me wrong, I've been introduced to a shitload of new music I love just like everyone else here from a video someone posted, but when an entire page is filled with embedded vids, something ain't quite right.
    It would be nice if this sentiment was shared a little more often, imho. A little video/photo can go a long way. Too much of it clogs up the thread, sometimes causing performance/load issues and making it more of a bear to read through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roylayer View Post
    Perhaps it will cut down on the number of very short humorous (or not) replies that don't really add much to a discussion?
    That would be nice. I think Sean has always promoted intelligent discourse over what looks like a text conversation or a bunch of one-liners. That's one reason why the posting limit was enforced on PEv2 back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    I think it's because of the "asshole spammers" problem.
    As Duncan said...this. My hope/guess/wish is that it's temporary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    This system does not have a post-per-week (or whatever) limit capability, so we're going to have to assume that we won't have immature jerkoffs posting crap to push their post counts.

    But then - we're all 15-or-so years older than when that kinda stuff happened on PEv2.
    ...which makes some of the behavior here even more perplexing sometimes.
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    I like the limit.

    Maybe it will cause people to think before they post.

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    I have no problems with it. Carry on.

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    I think and type pretty slowly.
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    After what that Hindu Love God did the other day I suspected we'd see this. That asswipe was posting as fast as they could. If it keeps idjits like that or that snake oil fool out, I can live with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruno View Post
    Did I miss the announcement that 'post counts' are now active?
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    Damn I need to get my count up.
    Not a fan of 'post counts' being on - for the above reason and also if my post count gets too high (whatever to my mind feels is too high - everyone will be different) I'll feel I'm wasting my time/life on the site. Somethings are better left unknown or unreported. Join date gives a good enough clue about the users history and if you want to know more you can always look at the users forum posts and see all posts.

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    I think the post count could very well be a sobering reminder of how much time is spent here, but I don't see that as a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    After what that Hindu Love God did the other day I suspected we'd see this. That asswipe was posting as fast as they could. If it keeps idjits like that or that snake oil fool out, I can live with it.
    I must have missed the Hindu Love God incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRS View Post
    Not a fan of 'post counts' being on..
    Yet others have been asking for them ever since we converted to the new system.

    We try, but we can't please everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Yet others have been asking for them ever since we converted to the new system.

    We try, but we can't please everyone
    Don't even try, just focus on the really special important users like me
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Don't even try, just focus on the really special important users like me
    You meant self-important, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Yet others have been asking for them ever since we converted to the new system.

    We try, but we can't please everyone
    I quite like seeing post counts. Thanks!

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    It could be worse. While you wait between posts, the site could rank albums, or artists, or 'underrated' guitarists. Count your blessings, and type slower.

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