timeout between posts

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by SoesWasBetter, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. vanzandt


    YM up 113 now. 26168
    Probably OK to cash out now.
    #21     Jan 30, 2018
  2. I was able clean the toilets, prepare dinner, and walk the cat waiting for the last message timeout.

    Not in that order.
    #22     Jan 31, 2018
  3. vanzandt


    You check those time stamps on the above YM calls Soes?
    26055 to the perfect top at 26168....
    See thats the way ya do it.
    Put your balls out there on the chopping block live.
    #23     Jan 31, 2018
  4. While the timeout is bullshit, I enjoy the blank message like the one above, on my blissfully ignored members.

    If we could do that with Liberals, the world would be a better place.
    #24     Feb 1, 2018
  5. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    Honestly, the timeout is there so that people will spend time actually writing a post with capitalized letters, decent grammar and sentence punctuation instead of banging out random posts via their phone in all lower case with little thought or effort.
    #25     Feb 2, 2018
    trendo, Tom B, tommcginnis and 2 others like this.
  6. I don't think the timeout affects my ability or desire to format the post at all.

    But it does encourage me to abandon the post and close the screen
    #26     Feb 2, 2018
  7. shocking that I'm the only one finding two minutes to be obnoxious.

    are you all so slow that you don't notice?

    or do you clean the lint from between your toes while hodling ?

    ps, I know of no other board I use with a timeout like that
    #27     Feb 7, 2018

  8. I doubt that timeout produces the desired effect. Illiterates are not going to go back and fix the post because they have to twiddle their thumbs for 45 seconds.
    #28     Feb 7, 2018
  9. Buy1Sell2


    It actually gives me some time to think about the posting and the wording as well as proofreading. I think it adds to the overall quality and likely cuts down on post deletions. --I only wish there was a 2 day timeout between thread creations as most postings could fit into existing threads. Perhaps that would be going too far so I'll leave that alone.
    #29     Feb 7, 2018
  10. Seeking alpha, a board with many more posts than et, does not impose this ridiculous limitation.

    60 secs is more than enough.

    120 is an annoyance
    #30     Feb 8, 2018