I’d like to be allowed to post more than once in a topic

Hello, I’m a person, and I’d like to be allowed to post more than once in a topic. This is an utterly stupid rule.

Hi person. You can post more than once in a topic, only, you must wait for someone to respond to your post before you can. This also encourages one to make meaningful and well presented posts, I think. Also, there are no stupid rules; only stupid people. :slight_smile:

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I noticed that too, recently. Guess that’s what the edit function is for. :wink:

Welcome from me as well, by the way! :+1:


Reminiscent of the Rolling Stones.

I was referring to the rule that new users cannot respond twice in a topic, regardless of there being more recent responses. Seems like a silly rule to me.

Please use the quote function - instead of replying separately to each comment - to comment to multiple comment at the same time.

This is not a social media stream like facebook - it is a technical forum.


Interesting to hear your opinion of the Forum. I personally thought there were one, maybe even two exceptions.

The Golden Rule, as you eloquently illustrated, is to make your post count :wink:

Actually, I think that’s a good point.

How does a new user, who has used their quota of posts for a thread, respond to the last person to post in a thread, when that post is directed at them?

Editing an existing post that might be multiple posts prior to the post in question, doesn’t seem reasonable, to me.

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On reflection, I’m not sure what the OP really meant. A new user can make more than two posts in a thread, but not two-in-a-row; they need to wait until at least one person has responded to their post.

At least, that’s how I remember it; of course, it’s been a while since I was a new user, perhaps it has changed in the meantime, or I’m filling gaps in memory with logical assumptions. :person_shrugging:

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@tracyanne I re-read this and this confuses me also. Does the OP mean a response to a subsequent reply can not be submitted, for a new user? (I wasn’t a “new user” on here long enough to find out and wasn’t exactly asking questions from the start).

I seem to recall not being able to make two posts in succession; or quickly on the heels of a previous post; a sufficient delay was needed between them.

I imagine too many posts in rapid succession would equate to hammering; a term that was commonly used pre-social-media times. Some social media platforms likely allow multiple posts in a row, as well as annoyances such as one-word-per-post messages.

Perhaps being limited was mistaken for not being allowed. Of course, this is only supposition.

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I’m not sure, but I think on Discord, which this site uses, to encourage new users to become involved with as many other people as possible, the default is that a new user is allowed a small and limited number of posts in a single thread.

I think that rule is lifted after a certain number of interactons, but as I’ve never administered a Discord site, I can’t say with any certainty.

This limitation would make it difficult if a new user needs to interact with the person or persons helping them, on any sort of extended basis, as their primary, and really only interest, at this point (they aren’t here to Socialise), is getting their problem solved.

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