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I have not asked 50 questions in the last 30 days but every time I try and ask a question on the main site, I get this error. What is going on? A friend who has only asked one question in his life is getting the same error.

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Do you share an IP address? – Cody Gray May 29 '12 at 13:06
I guess so, I use Stackoverflow from work. – Sachin Kainth May 29 '12 at 13:08
I seeeeeeeee, so it's not based on username but IP address. That's a bit restrictive. – Sachin Kainth May 29 '12 at 13:10
Remember that there are some users who try to get around this particular limit by using different IP addresses. That's one reason this filter is in place. – slhck May 29 '12 at 13:12
My grandfather used to have a saying "Curiosity killed the cat." – Mark Schultheiss May 30 '12 at 12:24
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According to the question history tab on your user page, you have asked 49 questions in that last 30 days that I can see (this one was asked on 30 April 2012 and you have 48 listed after that).

If you even have one deleted question, that would put you at the limit (since deleted questions count towards the limit).

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I guess this means I am a big ignoramus :-) – Sachin Kainth May 29 '12 at 13:16
@SachinKainth Haha, nope - I wouldn't say that. Everyone makes mistakes =) – jadarnel27 May 29 '12 at 13:17

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