This setting is meant to reduce comment spam by defining the amount of time that must pass between posting multiple comments.
If you set this setting, are you able to post a comment back-to-back, not following the time limit?
Keep in mind that if you are using an MSM site, this setting is set per-site.
From what I’ve discovered from testing, the Comment edit time limit (in seconds) setting on
?/cp/settings/comments doesn’t stop my from posting back to back comments (logged in or not logged in). However, the Comment time limit in the channel settings does indeed stop the consecutive submissions. In the documentation it says it’s the time restriction before the
same user can post another comment but maybe it’s for
editing? However, it also didn’t stop me from editing the comment even when I set it to 3000.
I looked at the comment module code and found that there is a private function that reads the comment_edit_time_limit setting but it doesn’t seem to be called in other methods.
In the documentation, it says number of seconds that must lapse after a comment is posted before that same user can post another comment.
On the settings page
/admin.php?/cp/settings/comments it says Length of time that a user can edit their own comments.
Both are not true when I test submitting and editing comments logged in as a Member with permission to post and edit and delete “own comments”.
The channel-specific Comment time limit does in fact stop me from posting the second comment as it says.