#133 cannot change Friend/Foe relationships


I have about 120 Friends and about 100 Foes.
I have been attempting to go through my Friend
and Foe list to adjust my Friend/Foe relationships.
After adjusting about two dozen relationships the
relationship page stops displaying the Friend / Neutral
/ For adjustment buttons.

I have wanted to clean out my Friend/Foe list for
a while now, but sometime after I start, the system
stop giving me the options to adjust the relationship.
It simply gives me a page with nothing to adjust.

It is almost as if the slashdot code has some kind
of anti-DoS code is triggered after a adjust 2
dozen relationships. If I wait for a day, I can again
start adjusting relationships only to be stopped about
2 dozen or so later.

If there is some limiter on Friend/Foe relationship
adjustment, PLEASE increase the limit. For someone
with 200 or so Friend and Foes, the adjustment rate
limit is set way too low.

FYI: My /. account name is chongo.


  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2005-11-07
    • milestone: --> 416544
  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2005-11-07

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    We do indeed have anti-DoS code and that may be what's triggered. It's
    new code and we're still working on adjusting it. We'll take a look.

  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2005-11-07
    • assigned_to: jamiemccarthy --> pudge
  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2005-11-07
    • assigned_to: pudge --> cmdrtaco
  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2005-11-07

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    Rob: Increase ... ? Up to you.

  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2005-12-13
    • labels: 468658 -->
    • milestone: 416544 -->
  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2005-12-13

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    This whole system is going to get revisted later. for now I
    don't think it matters that much since this only affects a
    couple dozen users.

  • (chongo) Landon Curt Noll

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    As one of those two dozen users, it would be nice if you
    upped the limit a bit.

    I have run headlong into these DoS limits before ... in one
    case my account was "suspended" because I was merging Friend
    / Foe lists with someone else's list.

    So if you say "I don't think is matters that much", I am
    hoping then that my account is not going to be suspended for
    abuse simply because I tried to go through my friend/foe
    list once to update things.

    Regarding hitting these DoS limits: Ever since that
    suspension and re-instatement event a few years ago, I never
    ever ever received moderator points. Even though I have had
    a number of highly rated posts and excellent karma.

    It is possible that my user (113839) has been flagged
    as a potential abuser of /. because I have been running
    into these DoS limits while trying to maintain my friend
    and foes list? It is possible that my multi-year dry
    spell for moderator points is due to consistently running
    into this DoS limit? If so, can I be pardoned? :-)

  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2006-07-18
    • status: open --> closed

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