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Time reset/ending time for “Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 6 questions in a 24 hour period”

A couple of times I have been blocked from asking a question on SO because I have already asked 6 questions in the last 24 hours.

But I don't think this calculation is accurate. There's no way I have asked six questions in the last 24 hours yet it is still giving me that message.

Does it wait a whole 24 hours before you can ask a question again? If so, the message given is inappropriate.

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marked as duplicate by Kevin Vermeer, NullUserException อ_อ Nov 29 '11 at 5:35

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@random I am pretty sure this has been asked before, but that is not the duplicate. The six questions in 24 hours limit does not reset at 00:00 UTC like the rest of the stuff. –  NullUserException อ_อ Nov 29 '11 at 5:24
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Are you working from a shared IP? This block is IP based, so if you and your coworkers post a total of 6 or more questions in 24 hours, the above message will appear. –  Kevin Vermeer Nov 29 '11 at 5:30
    
A related question (more related than the What is an SE “day”? question, IMO) would be Time reset/ending time for “Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 6 questions in a 24 hour period”. Edit: NullUserException's answer confirms that the problems are identical. Closing as a dupe. –  Kevin Vermeer Nov 29 '11 at 5:32

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There's no way I have asked six questions in the last 24 hours yet it is still giving me that message.

Yes, there is a way:

And those are 6 questions that have been posted within the last 24 hours.

Does it wait a whole 24 hours before you can ask a question again?

Unlike the other limits, which reset at 00:00 UTC, this one counts how many questions you've asked in the past 24 hours. At the time you tried to post a new question, there were 6 of them.

Right now, there should be 5, so you should be able to post another question by now.

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Perhaps the restriction should be lifted for users posting in the vb6 tag, out of pity? –  Kevin Vermeer Nov 29 '11 at 5:33
    
Incorrect, the first question in that list is more than 24 hours ago. –  CJ7 Nov 29 '11 at 5:35
    
@CraigJ Try asking the question now, the restriction should've been lifted by now (but not at the time you posted your question). –  NullUserException อ_อ Nov 29 '11 at 5:37

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