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Maximum mute/devoice time[edit]

Assume the first ban occurs 1ms after 00:00 (12am)

Ban time Total time Next ban time
00:00:04 00:00:04 00:00:16
00:00:16 00:00:20 00:01:04
00:01:04 00:01:24 00:04:16
00:04:16 00:05:40 00:17:04
00:17:04 00:22:44 01:08:16
01:08:16 01:31:00 04:33:04
04:33:04 06:04:04 09:06:08 (2*ban_time, as we've passed 6 hrs)
09:06:08 15:10:12 18:12:16 (2*ban_time, as we've passed 12 hrs)
18:12:16 33:22:28 09:06:08 (0.5 for 18 hrs, 0.5 for 24 hrs, 0.5 for 30 hrs = 0.5*ban_time)
09:06:08 42:28:36 09:06:08 (0.5 for 36 hrs, 0.5 for 42 hrs = 1*ban_time)
09:06:08 51:36:44 18:12:16 (0.5 for 48 hrs, = 2*ban_time)

So theoretical max is 18:12:16, not "just over 9 hours" as written on the wiki?

Another timing alternative: An 18:12:16 theoretical mute means you can cross either 3 (shown above) OR 4 grace thresholds. If you cross 4, then next mute time is 4.5 hours - which is within the window, so the next mute along is 4*4.5 again (I'm rounding heavily here), returning you to 18 hours mute. --Nemo

Also, how is it possible to get to mute time being anywhere near a year, under this system?

Manually muted by a human op or moderator/r9k lagging. --NoOneButMe and the rest of the signing code that should follow but i cant remember fully.

NoOneButMe assures me that I've made a mistake somewhere, because maximum time should be 9 hours, but I can't see it. If anyone can point it out to me I'd be very grateful. --Joanna

Huh! I think you're right. It's possible I got the "9 hours" number from working off 2x bans instead of 4x (which is what it was originally), but maybe I just messed up! Good call. --Xkcd admin 15:21, 2 June 2008 (UTC)