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Just made a post in the Formula 1 thread, and I think the sites spellcheck/weather term function is getting in the way.

Trying to post (FI as in F and the digit 1, but as I submit a reply the "F and digit 1" automatically changes to the "FI" term

Using Windows 10 64bit and Chrome 

Edited by Essex Easterly

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Yep, good point - will get that changed :) 

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On 20/02/2017 at 19:25, Paul said:

Yep, good point - will get that changed :) 

Hi Paul, I'm getting the same issue as Essex Easterly FI isn't showing as intended

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Sporadically getting bad gateway errors when loading pages this evening which could also be why it's sometimes been taking ages to post. 

Also a 525 error just now.

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Hi Matt, thanks for reporting this. We've been monitoring a few errors and have just replaced the forum server to see if that solves it, so far it seems ok, but we'll be keeping an eye on it. 

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Hi folks, I don't seem to be able to post in the 'serious discussion' section, although I can most everywhere else, is there any reason for this?  I'm only an occasional poster but wanted to reply to something posted about the election and found I couldn't.

Thanks

Mike

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3 minutes ago, Mike Poole said:

Hi folks, I don't seem to be able to post in the 'serious discussion' section, although I can most everywhere else, is there any reason for this?  I'm only an occasional poster but wanted to reply to something posted about the election and found I couldn't.

Thanks

Mike

 

You are not allowed to make more than 15 posts per 24 hours in that section now - maybe that's why?

 

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6 minutes ago, Mike Poole said:

Hi folks, I don't seem to be able to post in the 'serious discussion' section, although I can most everywhere else, is there any reason for this?  I'm only an occasional poster but wanted to reply to something posted about the election and found I couldn't.

Thanks

Mike

I see you have made 16 posts in total .... you should be able to post in the serious discussion after making 15 posts elsewhere on the forum. Caveat, there may be other restrictions running that I'm unaware of.

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2 minutes ago, Gael_Force said:

I see you have made 16 posts in total .... you should be able to post in the serious discussion after making 15 posts elsewhere on the forum. Caveat, there may be other restrictions running that I'm unaware of.

Thanks, that question being my 16th post seems to have solved the problem then, as if by magic I now seem to have permission.

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While I'm here... during busy election periods such as today, would it not be possible to have a system whereby blanket restrictions on number of post can be waived. I see that there was a problem with a newcomer yesterday but seems a bit of a blunt instrument in response. Specific restrictions might be too consuming but while there is a need to bypass the tedious debate carousel it is not really the ideal situation for a useful exchange of views.

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The issue yesterday was unrelated, the change to the 15 post a day restriction has been a long time in the planning and implementing. 

In terms of opening it up a bit, so far only 2 people have hit the limit, everyone else is well within it, so we'll see how it goes. If a lot of people are hitting it, then we can look to adjust, but based on the posting patterns previously, we feel 15 is a good place to start, and ought to be more than enough for a reasonable discussion.

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6 minutes ago, Paul said:

The issue yesterday was unrelated, the change to the 15 post a day restriction has been a long time in the planning and implementing. 

In terms of opening it up a bit, so far only 2 people have hit the limit, everyone else is well within it, so we'll see how it goes. If a lot of people are hitting it, then we can look to adjust, but based on the posting patterns previously, we feel 15 is a good place to start, and ought to be more than enough for a reasonable discussion.

Thanks.....I certainly never went near 15 a day and doubt I ever will but I was thinking more of the frequent posts today while results are coming in.

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Not sure what happened but I tried to edit a post in the SW thread and it came up with an error. Now I can't edit any posts in there. Still works fine elsewhere on the forum.

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There's a time limit for edits, you've probably hit that :) 

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9 minutes ago, Paul said:

There's a time limit for edits, you've probably hit that :) 

That explains the rest but I'd only just posted the one I was trying to edit. How long is the limit? 

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It's a relatively short limit - 10 minutes.

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Is that a new thing Paul? I'm certain I could edit posts whenever before.

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The superscript/subscript functions have also disappeared...

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43 minutes ago, Dami said:

Is that a new thing Paul? I'm certain I could edit posts whenever before.

Yes kind of, it's been re-implemented this week after we'd switched off the limits previously. A couple of reasons for it, first we've got a new posting limit in the serious discussion area, and didn't want post editing to be a method of getting round that. Secondly, more generally, materially editing a post after people have already replied to it, can throw the discussion off a bit and create misunderstanding/confusion, so having a short limit makes sense.

40 minutes ago, Ed Stone said:

The superscript/subscript functions have also disappeared...

There haven't been any changes to the editor Pete, but the functions shown do depend on the space on the screen, so if you're on a mobile/tablet or pc with a small resolution then they may not show.

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Haven't been in the chat room much lately but was in there yesterday and it kept saying disconnected from node server being in there for a few minutes. 

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Hi I hope you can help .I can not post in the serious discussion forums , when I woke this morning I found I could post in all serious discussion apart from the uk politics thread but as I had nothing to post in the others I didn't do so . However I have now discovered I can't post in any of the serious discussion forums . I have not totalled 15 posts in the last 24 hours ( I count 12 in total ) and nor to my knowledge have I posted anything that has been against forum guidelines or has offended anyone I find it really strange for example I could have posted in the Scottish forum at 7:30am but not by 9am and inbeetween I did not post anywhere else . Can you help me please .

Kind Regards 

Mark

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1 hour ago, Mark wheeler said:

Hi I hope you can help .I can not post in the serious discussion forums , when I woke this morning I found I could post in all serious discussion apart from the uk politics thread but as I had nothing to post in the others I didn't do so . However I have now discovered I can't post in any of the serious discussion forums . I have not totalled 15 posts in the last 24 hours ( I count 12 in total ) and nor to my knowledge have I posted anything that has been against forum guidelines or has offended anyone I find it really strange for example I could have posted in the Scottish forum at 7:30am but not by 9am and inbeetween I did not post anywhere else . Can you help me please .

Kind Regards 

Mark

It is a rolling 24hr period Mark, and you are upto 15 as far as I am aware unless there is a bug in the system.

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10 minutes ago, chionomaniac said:

It is a rolling 24hr period Mark, and you are upto 15 as far as I am aware unless there is a bug in the system.

Ok il give it a few hours , it's not the end of the world . Thanks . :)

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You should be able to post again now, and I've just switched on notifications to let people know when they have hit the limit & when they can post again. 

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On Chrome, I must have done something silly as I can no longer reply as I don't get a quote box to open properly. It is just a grey space asking for attachments to be uploaded. It's OK on Edge which I'm using for this post.

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