I think we need to test the last assumption against the real code. While it is a rational (so to speak) interpretation, the code might be buggy enough to not let any messages through -- including the first -- when the limit is set to 0.
On Oct 27, 2010, at 7:47 PM, David Fiander wrote:
> Ray, I think that the constraint makes more sense as a positive real number.
> While the length of a thread will never be exactly a non-integer length, it
> will eventually exceed any finite real-valued limit imposed, which is all
> that's necessary.
> (Actually, the "non-negative" part is optional. A limit that is <= 0 will
> still allow the first message through before the list is throttled.)
> - David
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 18:18, Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress <
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>> I think the constraint is that it has to be a rational number.
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>> I vote for changing the limit threshold to
>> PI * (eventual length of this meta-thread).
>> On Oct 27, 2010, at 3:37 PM, Alexander Johannesen wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:44 AM, Doran, Michael D <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> Can that limit threshold be raised? If so, are there reasons why it
>> should not be raised?
>>> Is it to throttle spam or something? 50 seems rather low, and it's
>>> rather depressing to have a lively discussion throttled like that. Not
>>> to mention I thought I was simply kicked out for living things up
>>> (especially given my reasonable follow-up was where the throttling
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