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Chief Elf

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That's a good question and I can't help but find this so familiar.

The gravebumping rule was slightly modified with the latest rule change. It used to be the case where we couldn't gravebump a very old thread, but now we can. The only exception to the rule is of course, that if a reasonable person can determine it as spam.

I think the removal of the timer would come with another RSOF update, and the community is aware of how long that takes *rolls eyes*.

But I present an argument.. that it's easier to troll or spam with the removal of the limiter.

You see, let's say someone wants to bump a whole page of threads. First of all, it can easily be perceived as spam, so one questions how likely it is that an Fmod would admonish the perpetrator. By posting 'bump', it's easy to identify the individual bumping the thread and at what time.

If you remove the timer, thread creators can bump their threads with a reduced fear of being detected because they don't leave a big of a trace as posting 'bump'. It's not a difficult scenario to imagine RSOF descending into bump wars.

An opposing argument could be that presently, we don't see many incidents of thread owners bumping their own threads and choking up the front page.

But when you remove the time limit.. one wonders how the human psyche will perform in an environment where we all want to see our threads on the first page, will we be able to control our competitiveness and maintain maturity? Does Jagex trust the RSOF enough for that? What damage are we risking when we allow that? If Jagex removes the time limit and the risk becomes a reality, will it seem that Jagex does not have a cap on things when they try to reverse their decision? What would the backlash look like?
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30-Apr-2019 04:27:07 - Last edited on 30-Apr-2019 04:29:14 by Chief Elf

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Jack Flac said:
There actually is a restriction on making posts in a set timeframe, though most people will be hard pressed to ever hit it. I've personally hit it a few times when making a thread and doing reserves. Something like 15 posts in under 10 minutes and it tells you you are posting too much, and you have to wait about 10-15 minutes to post again.


Yes I experience the same thing especially when trying to create a big thread which requires a lot of reserves.
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30-Apr-2019 10:38:59

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UrekMazino said:


Doesn't feel that way on the Social Community Clan subforums :P Lell! But it wasn't as bad as it used to be.

NonMax Jake said:


Actually, I would prefer it if instead of reducing the bump time limit, they allow for the 'bump' function to be used on a few threads before the limit kicks in. Some of us have multiple threads across the RSOF.

I have another idea! The bump time limit should only be restricted within each individual subforum. So that means, if I bump one thread on Off Topic, I can still bump another one on W&F without tripping the time limit.
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01-May-2019 04:25:35 - Last edited on 01-May-2019 04:30:14 by Chief Elf

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Kopaka said:
Thoroughly appreciate all the discussion happening here, and especially the green responses.


I admit I did not think about the potential for spam.


One thing I would also like to propose, analogous to the suggestion, is that the more heavily trafficked forums get split into subforums? I don't understand the motive of keeping one subforum as only one subforum with only one first page.

I don't know much about the clans subforum so can't comment on it.


Ooooh, you might be treading on a different kind of ice over here...

I remember the community at one point in the past weren't too happy about the way Jagex organised and removed some of the subforums. There are strong communities that have been established over many years within the subforums. Any action to edit a subforum must be deliberated very very very carefully.

Edit: ^

Hahah reading what I wrote... the RSOF is just one big social experiment :P
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01-May-2019 04:34:05 - Last edited on 01-May-2019 04:36:27 by Chief Elf

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