I tried to leave a comment similar to the following:

@User: Stuff. @All: Things.

Naturally I got an error popup telling me I can't @notify multiple people. I quickly removed the second @ and tried to submit the comment again, resulting in:

You can only post a comment every 5 seconds; timer reset

(Exact wording may be slightly different).

The problem is that the first version of the comment wasn't actually posted due to the error. The delay is unnecessary in this case and pretty frustrating (for something that only lasts 5 seconds :P).

I believe I've also encountered this in other situations, but my memory is imperfect and I can't really test it. Something to do with flagging and commenting, I believe.

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Fixed

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Found this. It seems to be the same as my complaint, but was misunderstood and closed as a dupe of an I-don't-understand-"timer reset". This answer says it too, and Jeff doesn't address it, again appearing to misunderstand. –  Matthew Read Aug 10 '11 at 18:20
    
Well... I'll leave this up as it's the official response for now. If that ever changes, I'll update this answer. You could ask again in the main meta as this affects all sites. –  jmfsg Aug 10 '11 at 19:16
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It's finally been fixed :) meta.stackexchange.com/questions/103037/… –  Matthew Read Nov 22 '11 at 5:10
    
@MatthewRead If it's fixed, can you accept this answer? Community poked this post this morning, so I figured I'd pass on the message :) –  Dave McClelland Dec 22 '11 at 14:08
    
@DaveMcClelland, I believe that if this answer had some upvotes it'd be enough for the not-poking filter... so feel free to give it one :) –  jmfsg Dec 22 '11 at 16:08
    
@JuanManuel Good point - done –  Dave McClelland Dec 22 '11 at 16:09
    
Thanks @Dave, accepted. –  Matthew Read Dec 22 '11 at 21:00
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