More Flexible Than Posts Per Day?

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Feedback' started by Pete, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Pete

    Pete Staff Staff Member

    I'd be ok with having people do 25+ posts per day on some of the forums I've had in PL, but the problem that it creates is that people come in and do 25 posts in ten minutes and it can be counter productive. So, I have to set the Posts Per Day lower for everyone.

    We could, of course, have a Posts Per Day limit per person, that would help.

    Or, we could also have a more flexible Posts Per Hour. In fact, why not both. For example, I could set my Posts Per Day at 25, and my Posts Per Hour at 5, and then each member could visit my forum, do five posts, then come back later, do five more, etc... until they hit the limit.

    I don't want to throw out the post-bombers totally, some of them are my most loyal quality posters.
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  2. Ryan

    Ryan Staff Staff Member

    It's a good idea for site owners. I question whether or not it introduces too much confusion for writers though.
  3. Pete

    Pete Staff Staff Member

    You say that to all of my suggestions. The good thing is that sometimes they do end up being new features. :)
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Staff Staff Member

    With the level of confusion that already exists among writers, it's something that's at the top of my list when considering new functionality.
  5. Pete

    Pete Staff Staff Member

    Maybe some more transparency with the points would help with that? Or, more control over it directly between forum owner and poster?
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Staff Staff Member

    How so?

    As-is, you can give select writers bonuses. You cannot send points directly to another user. Setting user-specific limits has been suggested before, but I absolutely do not want to do that because that would be very hard for both site owners and writers to maintain/keep up with.
  7. PsuedoK

    PsuedoK Forum & Blog Owners

    What Pete suggested seems alot more complicated than being able to give certain writers the ability to post more.

    SSAMCD New Member

    I have my favorite forums that I would love to do more posts on. I also have the forums I do the limit and don't visit the site until the following day. I think if there was a message that pops up like "you have reached your minimum would you like 5 more" would be real nice. :)
  9. Ryan

    Ryan Staff Staff Member


    It is the site owner making the decision as to how many posts you are limited to each day. You don't get to make that decision...Otherwise there would be no limit.
  10. spg

    spg New Member

    Why will it be confusing to the writers? They have different post limits for each forum already, and still the same, there is no difference for them at all. The real trouble should be on postloop's side, it requires coding and some logic changes.

    With different post limit for each poster, good writers will have the chance to write more. Forum owners don't have to set a lower limit just to limit certain writers.

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