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time between pm's

Discussion in 'Questions, Rules, Suggestions' started by THEGOLDPRO, Feb 10, 2008.

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  1. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Why is it we have to wait 4 minuts between pm's to send another one??? i do alot of talking in pm, and its a pain in the ass to have to wait 4 minuts to send another pm, so im just wondering why you guys picked 4 minuts???
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Keeps spammers from signing up and "mass PM'ing" members. Same reason you can only send the same pm to a limited number of members at one time.

    But I'm with you, I don't like it either.
     
  3. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    I agree with B&B. I do alot of PMing too, i just add my email address and talk that way. If they lower the pm time we will have problems with the looser spammers, and we dont need that.
     
  4. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i see, maybe just lower it to like 3 minuts, lol
     
  5. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Ohh. i thought you were talking about 30 seconds or something like that. LOL. I cant see why not.
     
  6. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    no a couple minuts is fine, but 4 is just too long, lol i would say 2 is a good number.
     
  7. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Ya 2 seems fair.
     
  8. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i have never recieved a single spam pm do you guys receive them?
     
  9. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i havent, lol mostly hate replies :)
     
  10. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    i agree with you on this one 4 minutes is too long.
     
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,569

    wow..
    Almost 24hrs latter and not one response from Admin or a mod as to the real reason?
    But you can get your post deleted in seconds

    Think about it.
    you have to be a member for 10days and have 10 posts before your pm privileges are granted so it cant be to stop spam.

    Do you have to wait in between posting?

    So what is the real reason?

    It just a question and a valid one at that.

    thanks,
     
  12. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams Member
    Messages: 40

    There are 4 minutes between pm's to stop people from not only spamming, which we have encountered over the years.... but it is also set this way so that the system does not "puke out" as it is called by the techies.... too many at one time could cause a problem where even though the pm is sent, it is never actually received.

    SnoFarmer - you seem to be a little upset about something? The mods are never anyone's favorite at any forum. I have owned and belonged to quite a few and when you lay them out and compare them, plowsite is probably somewhere in the middle. The mods do what they have to do - altough not always popular, all in all I really think they are fair and impartial.
     
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Would it be possible to have a shorter wait when two single participants are communicating one on one.

    Often when asking question trying to help diagnose a problem the wait is annoying. Why I prefer to go off site for problem solving which leads to another complaint that was voiced in another thread.
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Can't agree more.. sure would make it much more convenient as far as back and forth tech help.

    :)
     
  15. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    not to mention this garbage every 3 freaking seconds!!!!!!!! for christs sakes upgrade the god damn servers, you got 300 sponsers spend the extra 4 bucks and get a abtter server thats not always backed up and busy.

    The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later.
     
  16. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    seriously whats with the deleating of posts??? is it really needed??
     
  17. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    out of the doorway machine:gunsfiring: flare
    and another one bites the dust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Apparently someone thinks it is.
    Who ever thought that such a simple question about PMs would lead to this?
     
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,569

    Why not delete your question to me as you just delete my response.
    If you do not wish to hear my responses do not ask the question.

    I saved it ( my reply that was deleated )if you want me to repost it?
     
  20. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Because that would be fair. :D
     
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