I was browsing the site money.stackexchange, and had two related but still distinct questions I wanted to ask. I posted the first, but after writing the second and attempting to post, I encountered this:

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Now on Math.Stackexchange I've often posted 2-3 distinct questions in a go (then doing my own responsbility of answering as many on the site as I can while waiting for responses).

Has a 5-minute cap also made its way to Math.SE? Or is that a feature unique to money.se (and perhaps others).

On the latter note, is it discouraged to post multiple (but nothing obnoxious just 2 or 3 max with all being very distinct) questions simultaneously? I feel as long as users responsibly answer questions to ensure the site doesn't get flooded they should be allowed to do this, but perhaps I am wrong.

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    $\begingroup$ You might have a look at The Complete Rate Limiting Guide on the main meta to see whether you find there something about this. On this meta.math.SE I found only these posts mentioning 20 minutes limit for users with reputation under 125: here and here. $\endgroup$ Jan 10, 2016 at 6:41

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According to The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide, users with < 125 reputation can ask a question once every 20 minutes (90 minutes on Stack Overflow).

It's quite possible that the guide is outdated and the interval is now 5 minutes rather than 20. In any case, the difference between your experience on Money and Math can be attributed to the difference of your reputation on these sites.

  • $\begingroup$ It certainly does appear that that's outdated - I just saw a (brand new) user post four questions in less than 20 minutes. $\endgroup$
    – user296602
    Apr 8, 2016 at 2:54

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