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Yes, this would be frowned upon. Essentially having multiple accounts is fine if you don't do anything with the combination of the accounts that you can't do with a single account. The most obvious example of this is voting on your own posts: you can't upvote your own posts, so using another account to upvote your posts is bad. (Very bad.) Asking more ...


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This would be a usage of multiple accounts that is considered as not allowed. Please do not do this.


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Yes, I think this is both reasonable on general grounds and will help to ameliorate some "site flooding" issues we are currently experiencing. Are the exact numbers of 6 per day and 50 per month negotiable, or is it an on/off situation? To me 6 questions per day sounds quite reasonable, but 50 per month is small in comparison. It seems to allow users to ...


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We have enabled the 6/day, 50/month limits. Ideally we'd like to keep those numbers to avoid too many special cases throughout the network, but if they do turn out to be problematic, we can revisit this discussion.


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I upvoted here because I think the question is certainly a valid one to ask, but not because I agree with the solution. Allowing a single user to ask an unlimited number of questions in a given period of time opens an easy door for spam--with the current question limits, a spambot with an account here can post a maximum of $50$ spam posts in a $30$ day ...


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Research Effort While it is impossible to know why any individual downvoter chose to downvote, my guess would be that your post received a poor reaction because that particular question (and closely related questions) has been asked many, many times on this site in the past. As per the hovertext on the downvote button, a downvote indicates that the voter ...


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I believe it's a rolling limit; it doesn't depend on any particular time zone. You can only post 6 questions in any 24-hour period. In particular, you can ask a question again 24 hours after the time you asked your 6th-most-recent question. See here: "Throttles reset 24 hours after the first post (generally speaking), not at a particular hour or anything."...


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This is by design. Votes on deleted posts do not count toward your daily limit. If you hit the limit after voting on $m$ posts, and $n$ of these posts get deleted for any reason before the end of the UTC day, you will be able to cast $m+n$ votes that day. See How does someone get to cast more than 40 votes in a day? You may be able to observe the difference ...


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The rationale behind this is explained here by one of the Community Managers: What kind of answers are you posting, if they take less than 3 minutes to write? Take an extra minute or two to provide a link to your sources, or fix spelling. (As others note, the limit exists to reduce the damage abusive users can - and, prior to the limit did - cause ...


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Well, the only particular rule to abide by if you have multiple accounts is: Don't use multiple accounts to do anything you couldn't do on a single account. A particular application of this rule is that you should not avoid any rate limits using two accounts - so, if one account is prevented from asking questions, circumventing this with another account ...


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The limits have just been instated. Why don't we instead try to see how they work in practice?


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In order to prevent abuse — but also, I imagine, as a nudge — a large number of actions on Stack Exchange sites are "rate limited". The complete list of these rate limits can be found on Meta Stack Exchange: The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide For asking questions, there are a number of these. Users below 125 rep cannot ask more than one ...


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I do this too, sometimes. When I am feeling particularly dutiful. Why? Because this site is flooded with poor-quality questions every day and we need more people casting close votes, not less. As Gerry Myerson points out, there's a limit of 50 close votes on questions per day, by any user (compared to the limit of 20 close vote reviews per day). So the ...


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Yes, it is possible. How this happens is discussed in this question on Meta Stack Exchange. The short of it is that votes on posts that are subsequently deleted during the same UTC day do not count towards the daily cap. (Actually, that's pretty much the long of it, too.)


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I support the limits with the current numbers (6/day, 50/month), because those limits support a mission of providing help for self-study. At first, I too was worried that 50 might be too small and might affect my ability to self-study (that is, study with everyone's generous help). However, looking at my own peak stats, I do not believe I would have been ...


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Yes, let's ask for this to be done soon, please. Asking for the same limits of 6/day & 50/month seems easiest and good enough.


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In addition to the per site limits noted in Comments by @amWhy, there is a cross-site posting limit for "new users" (< 125 rep.) of one post per 40 minutes (applicable across all sites where the 125 reputation is not yet earned). This restriction is based on the IP address, to prevent simple evasion of the posting limit by creating new user accounts.


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Including your deleted questions, you have asked $50$ questions in the last $30$ days. That is the limit. It used to be the case that a message was presented when you tried posting the $51^{\text{st}}$ question, but there was a request to prevent asking the $51^{\text{st}}$ question so that people wouldn't spend time writing the question only to be told ...


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A similar question was asked on Meta.SO and best I can tell there is no current indicators. Is it generally acceptable using a sock puppet when hitting the cap? Absolutely not. The deliberate circumvention of built-in limits in the community will lead to the account being suspended.


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This is by design. All comment actions are rate-limited, and actions that fall under the rate-limit are rejected immediately, before the system checks anything else (for example, what action you are trying to perform, or whether the comment has been deleted). This is to prevent any clever Denial of Service attacks, and is discussed in StackExchange podcast #...


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One user can only ask 6 questions per day. But there is also another limit of 50 questions per month (more precisely, per 30 days). So if you ask 6 questions every day for several days in a row, it might happen that for some period you will not be able to post questions at all. These question quotas are not active on all sites in the SE-network. Here you ...


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Throttles reset 24 hours after the first post (generally speaking), not at a particular hour or anything. It is also completely by-design, any post is counted regardless of whether it's deleted or not.


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Ah! Here may be the answer. I quote: The 30-day limit was introduced on 29 April 2011, and at the moment of writing it only applies to Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User. (The moment of writing being about 5 months ago.) So it is likely that in fact the 50 question per 30 day limit does not take effect on our site.


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My understanding is that it is routine to merge accounts when a single human user inadvertently creates more user accounts. It would probably be counterproductive for the software to insist that moderators delete some questions to satisfy the limit before they can merge an account.


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A main reason, AFAIK, for this delay for comment voting is rather 'technical'. By which I mean it is (also) there to prevent somebody automatically attacking the site with extreme numbers of votes. Note for example that you also cannot fetch comments too quickly in succession. This is irrelevant for the other voting as there there is a global limitation on ...


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