Rate Limits & Anti-Spam
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Note: Some limits only apply to new users. The number of days a user is considered new defaults to 3 but can be configured.
#Rate Limit Article Update
The number of articles a user can update within 30 seconds. To limit the number of articles a user can publish, see Rate Limit Published Article Creation below.
#Rate Limit User Update
The number of profile updates a user can make within 30 seconds.
#Rate Limit Feedback Message Creation
The number of times a user can submit feedback within a 5 minute period.
#Rate Limit Follow Count Daily
The number of users a person can follow in one day.
#Rate Limit Comment Creation
The number of comments a user can create within 30 seconds.
#Rate Limit Comment AntiSpam Creation
The number of comments a new user can create within a 5 minute period.
#Rate Limit Mention Creation
The number of times a user can @-mention other uses in a comment or post.
#Rate Limit Listing Creation
The number of listings a user can create in 1 minute.
#Rate Limit Published Article Creation
The number of articles that a user can publish within 30 seconds.
#Rate Limit Image Upload
The number of images a user can upload within 30 seconds.
#Rate Limit Email Recipient
The number of emails we send to a user within 2 minutes.
#Rate Limit Organization Creation
The number of organizations a user can create within a 5 minute period.
#Rate Limite Reaction Creation
The number of times a user can react in a 30 second period.
#Rate Limit Sent Email Confirmation
The number of times we will send a confirmation email to a user in a 2 minute period.
#Rate Limit User Subscription Creation
The number of user subscriptions a user can submit within 30 seconds.
#Spam Trigger Terms
Individual (case insensitive) phrases that trigger spam alerts, comma-separated. For example, if you are seeing a lot of spam about illegal movie downloads, you might want to consider adding these phrases:
fullhd 1080p, free movie download to this field.
If any posts are published with these keywords, they will be auto-reported by your mascot as vomit reactions that you can confirm or mark as invalid in
If any user names contain these strings they will also be flagged and user vomited, making their user score recalculat to a below zero