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Stupid question about email usage

  1. May 25, 2012 #1

    mathwonk

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    I try to be a good citizen and answer personal emails that come my way. So today I had two. I typed a quick answer to the first one and went on to the second one and tried to send it only to be told i had to wait a minute or so before answering that one. That is annoying and a waste of my time and a deterrent to me being a good citizen. Sorry to complain, but that wastes my time. Is there an easy solution? Why should we be penalized for answering internal emails quickly? thanks.

    To be fair, a minute of my time is not much waste, it is rather the mental energy that is wasted that feels so frustrating.
     
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  3. May 25, 2012 #2

    berkeman

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    Do you mean e-mails or PMs?
     
  4. May 25, 2012 #3

    mathwonk

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    private messages. thanks.
     
  5. May 25, 2012 #4

    DaveC426913

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    +1.

    Not a big deal, but I do feel no time limits would be one of the perks of being a paying member.

    I can easily report several threads in less than a minute. Waiting 45 more seconds is a pain.
     
  6. May 25, 2012 #5

    Vanadium 50

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    Sixty seconds prevents spam via PM.
     
  7. May 25, 2012 #6

    mathwonk

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    isn't that sort of a crude way to prevent spam, limiting the response time of longtime members?
     
  8. May 28, 2012 #7

    Ryan_m_b

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    Sometimes we have to go crude to beat the spam, the recent change to a 10 post minimum for posting links reflects this (the level of "Episode X Series Y" spam exploded). Personally I've never encountered this problem and doing a quick test I can't see it either. Is the problem that you cannot send more than one PM per minute?
     
  9. May 28, 2012 #8
    Yes, sorry to frustrate you. The system just isn't flexible enough to make exceptions for trusted users.
     
  10. May 29, 2012 #9

    mathwonk

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    Thanks for the education. I can live with it.
     
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