limited number of comments per account/time
Posted Nov 20, 2003 8:04 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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In reply to: limited number of comments per account/time
Parent article: On comment abuse
limiting the number of posts allowed can be a significant problem in some cases.
there have been a couple articles recently when one person who the article was strongly related to posted a dozen or more times in a few hour (Bruce Perns in the comments about his new desktop linux plans is a perfect example) these exchanges are some of the most valuble and shutting someone up quickly becouse they had already make comments elsewhere is a bad idea.
my initial reaction to the proposal was to think it's a good thing, especially if coupled with subscriber-only comments on the basis that the trolls could still post from multiple accounts, but they would at least have to pay more to do so, but the senerio above looks like a bigger drawback then the advantage it would provide.
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