Lengthen the consensus validity interval
Right now, the 24 hour "build a consensus in this interval or die horribly" time is chosen completely arbitrarily. I know of no reason to not allow 48 or 72 hours.
See comments on #2681 (moved) for more discussion of this point. There's some discussion there of choosing an optimal time, but I suggest we just have some clients try 48 or 72 hours and see how it goes.
I'm boldly going with 72.
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