[Dxspider-support] Sorry, this is a duplicate ???
djk at tobit.co.uk
Sat Jan 13 23:51:46 CET 2007
Dirk Koopman wrote:
> Tom Vavra wrote:
>> The cmd/dx.pl module issues the error message when a call to Spots::dup
>> returns an error. It looks like the variable $Spots::dupage (default
>> 60 * 60) can be changed to shorten this period if you want.
>> 73 Tom
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Alan D. Snyder <mailto:adsnyder at yardley.com>
>> *To:* The DXSpider Support list <mailto:dxspider-support at dxcluster.org>
>> *Sent:* Saturday, January 13, 2007 3:25 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: [Dxspider-support] Sorry, this is a duplicate ???
>> Tom - thanks. what module is the code in? - I didn't have the
>> energy to grep the thing ...
>> Tom Vavra wrote:
>>> It looks like the message is sent when a dupe spot is issued by a
>>> user within 60 minutes. If the dx, frequency, spotter, and first
>>> 20 characters of the comment is identical to one originated within
>>> 60 minutes it dumps it.
> 60 minutes is the period that was arrived at, after some debate, when it
> was first put in. I am open to changing the default, however, people
> will need to put their point of view to make it happen.
> In the meantime set/var $Spots::dupage = 1800 will (for instance) set it
> to 30 mins. I would be not recommend it is set to much less, because
> some of the looping periods that we occasionally get on the network can
> be as long as 20 mins.
Actually, thinking about this a bit more, it *could* be set to 16 mins
as spots would be ignored anyway if they are more than 15 mins old.
However, there was some resistance to this as a number people felt that
duplicating a spot more often than an hour - where no new or different
information was added - was both a waste of time and annoying.
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