When will my posting quota go back down to normal?

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For over a day now, I have had a 10 minute-long posting quota and it has been getting on my nerves.

It was a result of me making a negative comment on Paul Walker's filmography on the night he died.

It was quickly reported to the point of the thread's deletion but trigger-happy administrators saw to it to extend my posting quota from 60 seconds to 600 seconds!

 I expected this extension to last only 24 hours but now it seems like there is no end in sight.

I'm sorry for knocking a recently deceased actor's poor choice of roles so soon after his death.

Can I please know when it will end and my quota will go back to normal?
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It seems like it was an extremely inappropriate thing to do.  You should expect it to remain that way and if you behave more appropriately, in time it might go down.

You should, in the future, act more responsibly and appropriately.

Staff usually does not make further comment.  But, extended quota is usually a warning or suggestion you limit posting on the boards, since you can't do so responsibly.

This happens every time someone listed dies.  For some reason, idiots think it's a good idea to shoot off about those recently departed.  To see such childish, irresponsible and quite inappropriate behavior is very upsetting to people.  It should be avoided, as you now see.
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Posting quotas do drop eventually over time, as long as you keep your nose clean (I like to boil down the advice into: "don't be a dick"). I don't know how long this takes though but it will happen.
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For the record, I've been an IMDb user for many years now and I myself haven't reported someone in ages and this is the first time something like this has ever happened before.

I hope my quota goes down soon. We're right in the middle of Oscar season and the precursors are going to arrive soon.
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I'm afraid I don't think previous good behaviour will help ameliorate a moment of dickery, although I don't know what factors are taken into account when deciding on this (it might just be a crude timer).
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I bet it is some dumb timer.

I don't think the trigger-happy administrators even cared about 'my moment of dickery' (all I did was call Paul Walker's filmography a poor legacy he left behind) but simply responded all too quickly to what must have been a barrage of reports against my negative and inappropriately timed but otherwise innocuous comment.
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Sure...it's their fault. There's nothing classless about criticizing someone who just died tragically. 

What's, by the way, your fantastic and far superior legacy...other than being a complete douche?

It seems to me that, though the Fast and Furious franchise doesn't interest me, it seemed to be successful and seemed to be something the cast loved doing and doing together...how can that be a poor legacy? Not to mention the charitable actions he'd become able to perform as a result of his successes.
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I never insulted the man's personal life; just his surprisingly poor selection of films this past decade.

I simply think my new quota was not only an overreaction but wasn't even thought out to begin with.

I can accept responsibilities for my actions but I am just a firm believe in the punishment fitting the crime.

But I'm done whining about this topic. I'm just gonna bide my time and anticipate the return of my regular quota.
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