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#3052024 12/02/20 12:31 PM
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Why do I have to wait 300 seconds after I post to post again? This limitation doesn't seem to foster discussion. I don't remember this when I was on the forum 15 years ago.

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15 years ago the site probably didn't use the same software.

Slowing down new users is a standard approach to discouraging spam. Spambots register, and start posting crap. Limiting them to 1 post every 5 minutes means that the mess that needs to be cleaned up is greatly constrained.

You should have looked up your old ID retrieved its password. Then you wouldn't be a new user. wink


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