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## Hot answers tagged rate-limiting

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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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I think the answer here is to be more selective in your questions. The site has to protect itself against getting bombed by low-grade questions from any particular user, hence the limit. (I'm not saying your questions are low-grade, I'm just making a case for the limit.) So only post a question if you feel that a good answer would really help you.

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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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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 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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It seems that you were automatically banned from asking. If you are indeed receiving the message that Martin mentions in the comments, you should read here for more information. Some points worthy of highlighting: Moderators cannot lift the ban. "[A]ll questions should be objective, answerable, and on-topic, (...) all answers should be genuine ...

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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 the site) ...

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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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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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You need to ask conceptual questions. Or, to put it another way: Only ask questions you would ask in a class with dozens of other students. Your questions are far too specific and narrow to be useful to anyone but yourself. A lot of people do think such questions are always bad for StackExchange. I don't necessarily agree with that, but I do think 50 such ...

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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 question ...

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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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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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As a matter of fact you have asked 6 questions. That some of them are deleted is not relevant for the rate limit. It is also not relevant that they are similar; the system that enforces the rate limit is not that advanced to begin with, and even if it were, the behavior is undesirable and thus to be discouraged. The only viable solution is to wait a few ...

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Your deleted questions are very much counted just as much as the undeleted ones.

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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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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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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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The limit is 40 minutes, but it only applies if you have less than 125 reputation. There is no limit for users like you, who are supposed to know that you shouldn't flood the site with too many questions at once. IMHO, two (well-written) questions in short succession shouldn't be a real problem; people probably won't even notice it. Do include your research ...

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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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It has been said in the comments, but there is a chat (with no limit on the number of questions asked): https://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=math.stackexchange.com Here is a List of chatrooms. What you should not do: Asking different questions in one post. Using multiple accounts.

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It would appear that you have met your limit for question asking. Making posts on the StackExchange network is rate-limited in a variety of ways, especially for new and low-reputation posters.

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The enforced delay between questions is lifted at 125 points, so this will soon not be an issue anymore. However, the restriction of six questions per day will not go away. Moreover, there is a restriction of 50 questions per 30 days.

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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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Is this one deleted question triggering this? Very likely. It is heavily downvoted, and was deleted close to being asked. But don't lose hope.

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The last suggested edit review by that user was for an answer they themselves wrote. Having exhausted one's review quota for the day of course does not remove the possibility to review edit suggestions for one's own posts. (I don't know for sure whether reviews for own posts count to the quota before it is exhausted, I believe they do.) In that way, also non-...

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