Interesting. I haven't come across this before. I'm curious: has this "flood prevention" feature been around for a while & I didn't know about it? (Not posting six straight posts in a row, usually ...) Or is it a new development? If so, what's the reason for it?
It's been around about a week, I think it's too aggressive and needs some tweaking but there is a threshold of volume that most would agree is worth preventing.
The aim is to prevent the ability for one user to hijack topics just by sheer volume and create pages and pages of posts (like the copy paste wars that used to happen on Abuzz where people would try to end the discussion just by posting a large number of large texts to the thread), but the variables need to be tweaked to strike a better balance and interfere with non-abusive posting less often.
Yes, some tweaking would be good. But it would involve some form of moderator judgement, I'd guess, about whether the posts were deliberate nuisance/hijacking posts, or just enthusiastic participation by genuine posters.
You have just caused an error that took the life of one of the hardest working hamsters. But the good news is that we wrote down the error and will give it to our overlords so that they can figure out how to make it not happen again. Topic not Found
You also helped find a bug. Deleting a post with a selected answer (I deleted all my test posts) doesn't update all the aggregates correctly (so your topic displays a selected answer link to a post that's no longer there).
The selected answer stuff needs a lot of work. If you get a chance, can you try selecting a different post as the answer and see what happens now?
Looks like it worked, did you get any error messages when you did it?
And as to the initial topic, I tweaked it to 5 in a row within 30 minutes instead of 3 in a row within 6 hours.
It should be very rare to run into now.
Thanks for helping test, it would have been a pain to replicate that scenario all over again myself.
I'd better finish up my work and go to bed, nite.
May I respectfully request that we be allowed 12 consecutive posts ?
I was carefully crafting a response a little while ago,
wondering, in a state of disquiet, whether I was about to
exceed my quota, and be unable to post it,
after investing about 45 minutes of work, to make it look nice.
It went in OK, but it 'd have been emotionally frustrating & alarming
if I had not been able to post all that conscientiously tended work.