Post Rate Limit Trigger for a topic that's heating up

Although 4 hours is then already super slow motion, should be either configurable in the topic drop-down of this new feature or at least globally, because “slow” can mean something different for community A compared to community B.

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Youtube live chat is a great example but the way the implement slow-mode there is a bit different from a Discourse site.

Slow mode in Youtube only applies to livestream chats. Since you can only have one livestream at a time on Youtube, the way they handle the “preferences” for how slow is slow-mode wouldn’t really apply in Discourse.

On Youtube, you can control that on a per-live-stream basis. Adding that kind of granular control in Discourse where you can specify how slow is slow-mode on a per-topic basis is probably a bit too much.

Perhaps a site-wide setting would work better in Discourse?

Something like slow_mode_duration and default to 1 hour? (Given that it’s already a heated discussion and I think 1 hour is enough for most people to cool off)

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Let’s make it a configurable number of minutes with some pre-seeded time amounts, for example Telegram does:

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Which we can translate to:

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Yes!

I’d say also a composer warning is a good idea:

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Awesome, let’s make it so :muscle:

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I think you need to fill out some of the intermediate values there, it’s biased too hard towards the short durations. How about this list:

  • 15 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 4 hours
  • 23 hours (we can call this 1 day in the interface, but this one needs a little leniency)
  • 6.5 days (“1 week”)

The duration selector should probably support seconds even though we don’t really want to encourage people doing that. Well, that’s why it isn’t a preset! Somebody’s probably going to have fun setting it to 42 seconds or something like that.

We should definitely encourage people to edit their replies and be more considering, so I think the only editing restriction should be disabling bump if you’re within the slow mode window.

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I love this idea. It’s the kind of thing I always wanted to add to Discourse. I did not know Youtube already had this.

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Looking forward to this feature. Unfortunately not available for tonight’s Presidential debate :crazy_face:

BTW: It would be good, if this will also be available for category moderators right from the start.

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Yeeeeeeah. Even on my site I’m not looking forward to that one.

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Sure @eviltrout did you want to assign this?

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Super happy that we’ve gotten to this! Any updates @Roman_Rizzi or @eviltrout?

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There’s a PR ready for this feature, which I aim to merge this week! I’ll post an update here when it’s available.

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How to disable slow mode again, once it has been enabled for a topic?

Two ways:

  • Using the button inside the Set slow mode modal.
  • Clicking the :wastebasket: at the bottom of the topic.

I still need to fix a couple of issues. I have a PR open and will probably merge it tomorrow:

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I merged some fixes this week. The feature should be stable now and you can enable it from the topic menu:

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We are looking for active feedback on this feature, so please feel free to deploy latest Discourse and exercise it!

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I anticipate this being very useful in about 12 days…

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Thank you so much! We’ve already started using this and it seems exactly what we needed.

I contributed some translations for this feature.

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