Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Forum Wait Periods

C’mon now, who else is with me? Next to my ISP going down and Internet Trolls, forum time limits bug me the most. I know, I know, most of you haven’t even encountered them; that’s probably because you aren’t a real bad case of ADHD with a few cups of coffee in ya. When I get on a roll, I’m flying, boys and girls.

Here’s the message:

This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between posts. Please try again in 12 seconds.

Oh, boy. That one gets me every time. Inmates walking from their Death Row cells to the electric chair don’t experience a longer twelve seconds. Twelve seconds seems shorter when an intruder’s in your house and time has stopped. For a street car, twelve-seconds is pretty quick; for a rabid, hyper-active forum poster, it’s a dead eternity filled with uncomfortable hatred.

So, what do I do during these wait periods?

I switch screens, I add something to my ‘To Do’ list, I message someone – anything but wait. Sitting idle until I’m allowed to do something doesn’t fly well with me. Oh, it’s a killer.

Anyhow, I just thought I’d share my extreme dislike for time-limits on forum posts. I type fast. Too fast for these V-Bulletin places. I’m beginning to learn, though; in between posts I’ll fly to Facebook or someplace for a few seconds so that I don’t have to see that awful screen.


URWelcome said...

Haven't ran into that one.. However I have ran into waiting for a moderator to review my post because I included a link. I'm REALLY sick of forums not allowing link. The internet run on links, forbidding them cripples the internet.

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Derek Odom said...

Trolls and spammers cripple the Internet! If forums didn't need protection from idiots, then it wouldn't be a problem. Again, morons ruin *everything* for the rest of us. LOL!

Eliza said...

I have never experienced this and probably never will. Did not know that such a thing existed. :)