Would it be useful to limit the number of comments a user can post in a thread per time interval? [more inside]
Would it be possible to raise the maximum number of mefimails to 100 per hour? [more inside]
"You hit your favorite limit for the day." WTF? Can someone please tell me why we have a limit, what the limit is, and why the hell it's not in the FAQ? [more inside]
What if we never closed old comment threads? [more inside]
Can we have a countdown timer for MeFi posts like we do for AskMe posts? How about for MetaTalk?
sockpuppetry? [more inside]
God help me, but I'm starting a thread on getting additional AskMe questions. There are weeks that go by with no need to ask anything ... but then there are times when a second question would be a life-saver. Whatabout either (a) "rollover questions," a la Cingular's rollover minutes, say, up to a maximum of 2-3 in the bank at any time; or (b) a fee to ask a second question in one week?
I can think of several times when I would have ponied up an additional $5 to ask, say, a work-related question where I knew AskMe's community would have the best answer.
Matt, just curious as to a follow-up to this comment of yours
Ok, so now that February is over, what happens to the AskMe posting limits?
Revisiting the two-week Ask limit: I still see questions scrolling off the front page daily. Has volume decreased any, or is this arbitrary limit still there just to be frustrating?
Trying to post three jobs to, well, Jobs. I got one posted. The "new job" link lets me fill out the form again, but no matter what I do I can't get it to post. All fields are filled, no error is being thrown. Is there a limit to the number of jobs you can post at one time?
This has to have been covered before, but why one question per subscriber per week on AskMeFi, but no discernable limit (or is there) on postings to MetaFilter?
Referrals to previous threads on this subject welcomed. I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything obvious.
Post to AskMefi on my behalf? I just asked a non-urgent question about tipping, but I should have asked a question about oil heat. I'm scheduled to sign a lease tomorrow, and I would really like some answers about heat before I take responsibility for buying a season's worth of oil. I'm brand new to MeFi and slipped up with the 1/week restriction; next time I'll make sure to post my urgent question first. Thanks to anyone willing to help. (My email is in my profile)
Sometimes I need more then one question a week...
I'm thinking a feature would be nice where you could ask "4 questions a month" in stead of once a week.. or have unused questions (say you odnt ask a question on MeFi for a month) that would be "banked"?
alternately, I was thinking of "donate a question" or "extra questions dispensed" based on being selected as best answer?
How can I post a question on AskMeFi using the anonymous account ? When I login using my username and try to post a question, I see a link to post the question anonymously but if I have already posted in the past 1 week, then this link does not appear.
A pony: When AskMe says "you already asked a question this week", can it tell me the time and date that I'm eligible to start a new question?
Can we get the 'post a new thread' link dimmed if we haven't waited enough days? (particularly for meta and ask).
Why is it that I can criticize Metafilter policy or features on a daily basis but I have to wait a week for help with things that are actually important? I say shorten the wait for Ask Metafilter to one or two days, because advice is a much-needed thing.
so, are there differences between the posting limits (once per week) on ask.mefi and metafilter proper? In other words, once you've posted anywhere on the Mefi network, do you have to wait a week to post elsewhere, or is the posting limit unique to each area?
Also, it would be cool if "best answers" were tallied for each user, and posting frequency tied to it somehow. Or not. Please don't hurt me.
Once per week questions: Once per seven days or once per calendar week? Did I miss something on the first post page that said if I post, I can't post again for the next 7 days? (I'm normally attentive, but the first I noticed about this was just trying to post and being denied). Is once per week really appropriate on AskMe? Questions tend to bunch up, but then there are long quiet periods - how about no more than 4 times per month instead?
Instead of one AskMe/MetaTalk thread a week, can we get four a month?
There should be a comment limit per thread in MetaTalk. There are people who made 50+ comments in the Alex Reynolds thread. That is just wrong. No one should be allowed to make more than a fixed number of comments per MetaTalk thread. I say five. Pile ons are not cathartic releases, mob psychology is not self-policing. This place has gone from Harrison Bergeron meets Lord of the Flies to The Jerry Springer Show meets the Married With Children studio audience. It's a waste of bandwidth, creates nothing but ill feeling and a collective sense of entitlement to say shitty things. We might as well be bearbaiting or throwing cats into bonfires.
question asking limits on ask mefi?
I think that there's a consensus that the one-thread-per-user-per-day rule is a good thing. If that's so, would one post per week be better?
How about limiting the amount of text for FPPs, and a bit of text instructing those with [More] to use it?
A lot of days it seems like newer members make an equal number of posts compared to all other users combined.
His non-troll posts seem quite rare*.
* - not to pick on hama7 again, just using his posting frequency as an example.
Frankly, there are too many things being posted now that we have all these new members ...
Is it time to reconsider
a one-post-per-week limit?
Suggestion: Limit users to one MetaTalk front-page post per week.
24 hours vs. a day. I really don't like the 24 hour limitation, its not that I want to post twice per day, but I keep odd hours and find some really interesting stuff say in the morning that I'd like to post, but have to wait 24 actualy hours because I posted in the afternoon the previous day.
I've gone ahead and added the new limit on posting. Only once per 24 hrs now. Let me know if you find any errors.
Considering my rookie state-of-being. Let me ask this, is it out of line to post two links in one day?
Six Front Page Posts In Two Days
-- newbie sets new posting record?
Question for Matt: How long would someone's MeFi posting privileges be maintained if they posted about "how many niggers" there are on MeFi? Or the number of "kikes"? Is there a limit here, at any point on the scale?
How long is too long?
Is it time for a word limit for posts to the home page?
yikes, Matt. what do you mean MetaFilter's filling up (note on the front page at the top right)?
With the increase in traffic lately (27 new threads so far today), has it come time to limit users to starting one thread per day?
so if there were a limit on front page posts, what should it be? 1? 3? 5? no limit?