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    Default 1 minute edit limit...

    ... Any change of finally lifting this highly annoying limitation and replacing it with something more reasonable such as 10-15 minutes?

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    Hear hear, why not increase the edit limit to 25 minutes? many sites have done this and has worked out well for them.

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    Again, the current time limit of one minute is in place as it ended up cutting down significantly on spam. Still need to get to a better anti-spam solution though is on my TODO list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Again, the current time limit of one minute is in place as it ended up cutting down significantly on spam. Still need to get to a better anti-spam solution though is on my TODO list.
    Why not have a Linux-based 'question' as part of the registration process? How many spammers are going to go to the trouble to research the answer?

    It should be a question that any Linux user would easily know.

    The other techniques such as entering the characters is something a human can easily get around. Having a question that Linux users would know is not so much, perhaps? Just an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Again, the current time limit of one minute is in place as it ended up cutting down significantly on spam. Still need to get to a better anti-spam solution though is on my TODO list.
    I understand.
    However, even raising it to 2-3 minutes will greatly improve the ability to fix typos, mistakes, etc.
    As I stand, I seldom manage to finish loading the page (containing the thread) before the 1 minute cap is over, let alone re-reading my post and fixing mistakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilboa View Post
    I understand.
    However, even raising it to 2-3 minutes will greatly improve the ability to fix typos, mistakes, etc.
    As I stand, I seldom manage to finish loading the page (containing the thread) before the 1 minute cap is over, let alone re-reading my post and fixing mistakes...

    - Gilboa
    And raising it to two or three minutes lets all the spammers back in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    And raising it to two or three minutes lets all the spammers back in...
    Actually, there've been several spammers get through your 1 minute edit and a few of the other barriers to posting spammage. While I presume it'd be bad without it, it's not so hot with it in place- and it's causing it's own set of issues.

    I don't know if there's much of any effective spam-barrier method for web boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Again, the current time limit of one minute is in place as it ended up cutting down significantly on spam. Still need to get to a better anti-spam solution though is on my TODO list.
    I don't see how that changes anything. I mean a spammer can just use the clipboard to do copy/paste. That's very fast. Don't spammers usually don't edit their messages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plonoma View Post
    I don't see how that changes anything. I mean a spammer can just use the clipboard to do copy/paste. That's very fast. Don't spammers usually don't edit their messages?
    I don't know what ways the spammers handle it, but by setting it to a one minute limit does nearly kill off all of the spam. Every morning I empty out a large moderation queue of spam.

    It's still on my TODO list to provide support for proper message editing for non-spammers.

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    Do you figure these are mostly BOT generated spam messages? If so, I found this setup useful: http://www.johnboy.com/blog/spam-pro...php-and-jquery

    The only downside I can see with that is that it needs Javascript enabled.

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