Kunena 5.2 RC3 Released (29 Nov 2020)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the third public release candidate of Kunena 5.2, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 5.2.0 RC3 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 5.1 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

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Question appropriate flood protection time?

8 years 6 months ago #1 by contender
what is a good number to set for flood protection without degrading performance?

thank you

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8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #2 by sozzled
Thanks for an interesting question. It's a bit difficult to advise what's "appropriate" to your circumstances. It's a question like "how much string do I need to tie up a parcel"; it depends on the size of the parcel. In the same way, it depends on how sizeable is the issue you're having with forum flooding. This forum (at www.kunena.org) is quite busy but I cannot remember seeing a case where the behaviour of one or two people who tried to flood the forum with rubbish posts lasted more than a short while.

We have our own way of dealing with flooding posts. If someone posts, say, several messages that do not contribute to the value of this forum over a very short space of time (in other words, tries to flood the forum) we just ban and delete the messages. That's how we deal with topic flooders. Therefore, in this forum, we do not use "flood protection time" because there's no need for it.

I would suggest the same in your case unless "flooding" is a persistent and ongoing daily occurrence. I am not aware of any degradation to system performance if you implement the flood protection mechanisms built into Kunena. If you want a "good" number, try one minute and see how it works for you. If that's no good, try something else.
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8 years 6 months ago #3 by Matias
Flood protection just prevents user from posting more messages during x seconds. There's no performance gain, just helps against bots or too eager users (giving one word replies).

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