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I suggested a new user answer his own question, but he says he was denied (emphasis added):

New users can't answer their own question for 24 hours. Please use comments, or edit your question instead.

I wasn't aware of that rule until today, but supposedly, the actual waiting period is just 8 hours. Is the waiting period back to 24 hours again, or has the error-message text just not been updated yet?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

or has the error-message text just not been updated yet?

The error message was hard-coded for some reason. I just un-hard-coded it. We're usually really good about not hard-coding values like that.

(spins wheel of blame)

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:-) Before this, I even changed Hendrik's edit to allow one to find the message using the 8 hours. Now it seems he was right after all ;-) –  Arjan Apr 21 '11 at 6:47

Quoted from Jeff's Answer

if you attempt to answer your own question within 8 hours of posting it

He tried it after 6 hours of his post, but error msg should be fixed as its not 24 hours.

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