What is going on with the duplication of topics? I haven't touched the keyboard today - until now!!!!!!
Don't worry, the forum is queuing all your topic posts and slowing posting them public one-by-one
Our limits are flexible and a bit elastic and when they do kick in
they don't stop you posting, they just start to delay posts appearing -
initially for short periods and longer, the more the limits are
exceeded. If you have submitted a post and it doesn't immediately appear
then if you wait, it will. It get's queued. The queue also helps to
smooth out the system load so if a lot of people are posting at once
then the queue may backup a little even though you haven't hit a posting
limit (it also prevents anything being lost if I'm deploying a new
version of the app / instances are restarting etc...)
you don't wait then things go wrong. If you submit the same topic or
post over and over in an attempt to make it appear then what actually
happens is that you end up triggering the limits as well as posting
duplicates and as a result the system delays your posts for increasingly
longer periods. Even if I subsequently delete the duplicates, those
still count towards your limits.
If you have posted something then
please just be patient, there is no need to re-submit it and doing so
will likely just delay it's appearance even further.
Sometimes things are weird -
I currently have a browser 'tab/window' open with a post I'm trying to post that has spent the last five minutes on the first 'Uploading Post' sequence.
BUT, actually, when I checked with an other browser tab/window open - the post has actually be submitted and has been made public - yet the original tab/window is still stuck on the 'uploading post'.
Simon has some good forum software running - generally, if you press 'submit' on a post - it'll get posted (and not 'lost'), just maybe not posted public straight away.....