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Re: Redirect:: 3-post rule.

Posted by SLS on July 5, 2015, at 12:46:15

In reply to Redirect:: 3-post rule., posted by SLS on July 3, 2015, at 7:51:59



Can I post as much as I want?

Please share this site with others by not starting more than 3 consecutive threads on the same board or posting more than 3 consecutive follow-ups in the same thread. More than that may discourage less confident posters from joining in. Giving them more of a chance makes it easier for them also to help -- and to feel good about doing so.

There are exceptions to every rule, and those to this one may include:

Responding to earlier posts one at a time.
Playing around with others at Psycho-Babble Social.
During meltdowns, clarifying posts many times.
Keeping a diary.


The interpretation of the first exception to the 3 post rule needs to be better explained. I hope the moderator makes himself available to do this.

Along one thread, there is a series of 9 consecutive posts submitted by the same person. This behvior is problematic in that it monopolizes the board and, in my estimation, dissuades others from becoming involved in conversations or leaving the website entirely. So, how many posts can one submit consecutively if no one else posts in the interim? Theoretically, one may post many more than 9 if each post addresses an earlier sumbission and that such a response has nexus and is directed to the previous author by name in the subject line.

Can a string of posts submitted by the same person include more than 3 posts directed to the same poster? I don't know. This is a question that only the moderator can answer, as the posting policy was constructed by him. However, I don't think that one may create a string of posts by submitting a great many that follow a pattern wherein there are 2 undirected posts, followed by one directed post, followed again by 2 undirected posts, etc. This leaves 6 undirected posts out of 9 that do not qualify as: "Responding to earlier posts one at a time." I don't see any specifiers in the 3 post policy that posting numbers should be reset each day. Maybe it should. In the meantime, I don't think that this posting behavior is supported by the rules of the website.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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