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No, it does not mean too many people are posting at once. The hosting system tracks your IP address, and so the "flood control warning" means that you tried to post more than once in 30 seconds from the address. Flood control is an automated gatekeeping system that keeps out those who'd want to maliciously bring down or clog up the board by rapidly posting multiple items, jamming up the server, or potentially crashing the server from a high volume of posts in a short span of time (ie. hundreds per minute).

What that means for you and me is that if you post twice in rapid succession, you might get that message. Just use your "back" button on your browser, wait at least 30 seconds and try again.

Nina

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