Skip to comments.How many of you knew there was a "four hour rule"?
Posted on 01/20/2014 8:04:42 PM PST by DManA
How many of you knew there was a four hour rule?
It is a duplicate thread. You must wait 4 hours to re-post the same article for it not to be automatically pulled as a duplicate.
Find a similar article or wait 4 hours.
Sounds like a good rule to me. I question how automatic it is. It seems like we still have our share of dups.
On MLK day too, no less! Tsk tsk
I thought this would be about the NFL rule that refs can only spend four hours of a game reviewing plays.
I knew it. It’s not very consistently observed. I see a lot of threads pulled for being dupes even though the last one was 8-12 hours or more since the last one. Also lots of dupes posted within an hour or two and none get pulled.
Why post a duplicate in the first place?
I’ve known about the 4 hour rule for years. It’s a reasonable way to cut down on duplicate threads.
Heck I thought it was about how long you could eat something off the floor. With Obama’s economy they will have to extend it sometime.
Because you cannot comment on the original post.
With E.D. commercials, who doesn't.
Why can’t you comment on the original thread?
The point isn’t duplicate threads. The point is they don’t want you commenting on certain religious topics.
I've known since the beginning.
Down with the man.
Because it’s a “caucus’ thread. Which is stupid.
is that 4 hours normal Human Time, or 4 hours according to 2 Peter 3:8 (a day is a thousand years, so 4 hours is the same as 166.6666666+ years....)
A 4 hour waiting period is a reasonable, common sense solution for safely posting dupes. During that 4 hours, a mad FReeper might reconsider before posting in an impulsive blind rage.
This is my point. They stick these “caucus” threads in your face buy you can’t comment on them. My point is if you can see them you should be able to comment on them.
Is that so unreasonable?
It’s 4 Business Hours, of course. ;^p
Who is "they"?
The religious monitor.
I had no idea what kind of threads you were talking about and I still don’t. I’m creeping up on 21,000 threads and I don’t remember hearing of caucus threads, or I did and Oldtimer’s kicked in.
IMHO, with the search function FR has, there’s no reason to ever post a duplicate. Search: it’s a function. Use it.
What topics would those be? And what prevents you (besides the four hour rule) from starting your own caucused threads, preventing others from "commenting on certain religious topics"?
I misunderstood the question then so ignore post #5.
I don't know anything about "caucus" threads or their rules.
Hmmm, I’ve posted on Catholic caucus threads and I’m a Protestant. Had no problems yet.
Then you must not have provoked anyone.
Oh noes! What will the Thread Police do now?
Then you should have asked the question in it’s religious context.
I thought he was talking about duplicate threads not religion threads.
Take it in any context you like. You are free to comment on this thread.
Very disappointing for the Catholic-bashing freepers.
As I said, the 4 hour rule has been around for quite a while. It’s reasonable and if applied equally to all, it’s fair. I have no problem with it.
And that, Regis, is my final answer!
I started this thread because the religious mod told me I couldn’t comment on a Catholic Caucus thread. Then he told me about the four hour rule. So apparently the official position of this site is you can comment on anything you like as long as you wait four hours.
you really need to cut back on the lutefisk... it’s making you cranky
How is my question bashing?
I didn’t know anything about this and just read on the Religious Moderator’s page about posting on religious threads. The rules are written right there about caucus threads. If you have a problem, you need to discuss it with the Religious Moderator.
Complaining like you are doing now, will get you nothing.
I would forgive that if I thought you weren’t a bigot.
will get you nothing.
You don’t think I know that by now?
Just made a statement.
I did not know that.
If you don't belong to [insert religious group name], and you haven't been invited onto the Caucus thread by the original poster, you can't post to a [insert religious group name] Caucus thread, period. However, a [insert religious group name] Caucus thread must not discuss any other religious group, period. Doing so will result in the offending thread being pulled, and possibly [depending on the circumstances of the comment] the removal of the "Caucus" status, allowing non-[insert religious group name] members to freely post on the formerly-protected thread.
If non-Caucus members want to repost the [insert religious group name] Caucus thread material as an Open (i.e. non-caucused) Thread, they need to wait four hours, after which they may repost the material.
So apparently the official position of this site is you can comment on anything you like as long as you wait four hours.
Not on a Caucus thread.
There was a similar rule at the Mustang Ranch, NV, but I don’t think it was as long as 4 hours.
I get the rule. It’s wrong.
I just ate. Is it true I have to wait 60 minutes before posting?
Well, I thought the poster was doing a pretty good Wendy Davis impersonation. Wonder if it will go on for thirteen hours?
One can never have too much lute!!
I knew about it.
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