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Wonderflonium

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Limits on Personal Messages
« on: September 28, 2011, 09:58:12 PM »
I was just curious as to why there is a limit of 10 personal messages per hour. Am I correct that it's to keep people from spamming? I had no idea there was a limit until tonight, when I was PMing back and forth with another eHellion while we watched the same TV show.  :)
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Re: Limits on Personal Messages
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 08:37:03 PM »
that would be interesting to know. I wonder if it's a bandwidth issue? If the server can't handle it if very many people start treating the PM function as an instant-messaging thing between them?

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Re: Limits on Personal Messages
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 10:36:10 AM »
I'm going from memory here, but I seem to recall this was addressed before and it had to do with spamming.  The limit (and I thought it was a day long limit, so that shows my memory is not to be relied on completely) was to prevent members from spamming other members.


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Re: Limits on Personal Messages
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 10:44:06 AM »
Both those reasons would make sense (limits on bandwidth and the desire to prevent spamming).

I think also that a reason might be that once you contact someone by PM here, it should be possible for the two posters involved to exchange their E-mail addresses so they don't have to go through the forum.
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