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[Suggestion] Countdown to show user how much time to wait between posting new posts/threads

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by dutchbb, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    It would be useful if a countdown is shown to let the user know how many seconds he has to wait before he is able to post again (like on the IMDb forums). Instead of trying to post and get the warning popup.

    ATM in most forum software it's guessing when the waiting time is over, a live counter would improve usability :)
    Onimua, Trombones13, Spenser and 4 others like this.
  2. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    in this battle, i'm with you mate! :D
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  3. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I like this idea too. Perhaps located directly under the Reply button. Small text to match the theme.
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  4. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    This should be self intuitive [i think many things here should be self intuitive].
  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    If the flood control is set to 30 seconds or less people quickly learn at what pace to post. Having a timer would add more information being displayed.

    If it was a really long timeout, such as throttling a problem group/person such as once per hour, then yes I could understand the desire.
  6. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Even for a short period of time (20-30sec), it's nice & practical to see when exactly you are aloud to post again. That's my experience anyway.
  7. Spenser

    Spenser Active Member

    And in addition to this I think this would decrease database load.
    dutchbb likes this.

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