We added a new slow mode for topics that are heating up. Staff can enable slow mode from the topic admin wrench. When enabled, users will have to wait for a staff configured period of time before being able to post again.
Our reason is that we have an internal rule of sending reports once a day and use this category for this purpose.
Also there was a conversation about political discussions. This feature would help to create fully another approach to conversations. If activated, they would become very thoughtful and posts would transfer to essays (not short sentences).
This way it may be useful for educational purposes also.
Great feature! I’m curious is the timer per user or per topic?
IE, can each user only post once in the topic (say) every 15 minutes, or the topic can only receive a post every 15 minutes (as if it were a repeating topic lock on a timer that resets after each post)?
@codinghorror (and other developers) – how is the feedback so far? Would y’all accept a PR to allow this per-category “slow mode”? (along the same lines as per-category auto-closing, per-category moderator approval, per-category default “wiki” posts) Or is there still more research needed?