Puckdropper
Yeah, I wonder how little sites do it...
Sat May 01, 2021 10:13pm
73.51.27.215

Sites that are running things like bulletin boards with email notifications turned on. That could be hundreds per hour on a really busy site.

    • I think I'll still add the throttling config just to have if I need it later as the subscription number grows so not to have to scramble to figure something out if it goes down next time.
      • Yeah, I wonder how little sites do it...- Puckdropper, Sat May 01 2021 10:13pm
        • it wouldn't be such an issue but I'm using a Gmail account for the email notifications and I'm guessing they're a bit more strict being completely free. Btw, I added the email throttling for the daily subscriptions. Now there's a 2.5s delay between each email that gets sent. Haven't had any issue... more
          • That might be a big part of it. - Puckdropper, Mon May 03 2021 12:32am
            Lots of spam comes from free e-mail domains. If I see you spool up and send 25 messages a second from a free domain, I'm shutting you down. At least a small delay seems like it someone tried to be considerate.
            • Just checked. Heroku doesn't have email hosting. - Erik_, Mon May 03 2021 4:20pm
              So, I'll keep using Gmail for now until it becomes a problem (if it ever does).
              • It took years for my free hosting provider to be a problem - Puckdropper, Tue May 04 2021 12:45am
                so it might work that way with your gmail. Sometimes if they "unban" you they also add a note that they did that and you're "unbanned for a reason" and you have less troubles. No idea, just guessing. What's this red dot on my shirt? I can't brush it off! There's some total loser over ther... more
                • but couldn't find any useful info besides "You possibly violated our TOS". They sent a generic email to my main email account and the actual account that was blocked didn't get any notification at all. Knowing Google, I'm sure there's now a note on the account history about it with the actual re... more
                  • Oh the "We let the computer do it" and "You might have done - Puckdropper, Thu May 06 2021 5:35pm
                    wrong but we aren't sayin'." I get sites need bots to help run them as they get to a certain size, but really the bots need to be written well enough to give a reason for their actions... Even if it's just an error code and the real reason doesn't go in to detail. FB Marketplace is run by bots i... more
                    • There are so many auto mod bots everywhere... - Erik_, Thu May 20 2021 5:18pm
                      FB, eBay, Reddit, Google pretty much like you said. If they're a bigger site, they're there. Not looking forward to the day where everything is bots disguised well enough to fool you into thinking you're talking to an unhelpful person but you're not.
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