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When I was trying to ask a new question in Stack Overflow, the following message has been shown:

Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because:

  • Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 50 questions in a 30 day period

Is it an explicit request to create a new account?

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Related: 70 question limit? – Arjan Apr 30 '11 at 10:57
@Arjan, I think they just tweaked the value to 50 instead of 70. Might be same issue. – YOU Apr 30 '11 at 10:59
It is, @YOU, but a different discussion I guess? – Arjan Apr 30 '11 at 11:01
@Arjan: Yes, it is. I do understand the message, but it's easy to escape by creating a new account, so, why this restriction? – user152128 Apr 30 '11 at 11:03
I guess it's a request for many other things, like answered at 70 question limit? – Arjan Apr 30 '11 at 11:21
@jack you might be .. surprised .. at the sorts of additional checks we do on very new users. So yes you can create a new account but you will be subject to some pretty severe rules at that point. – Jeff Atwood Apr 30 '11 at 11:29
@Jeff: I'm not challenging your rules, I just would add new question on my same account, that's all. A new account with new 50/30 questions on a new browser will be OK for me. – user152128 Apr 30 '11 at 11:46
If you need to ask 50 questions a month, you are doing something wrong. Whatever you're doing, you're not evolving into a competent programmer. – Pëkka Apr 30 '11 at 11:56
@ Pekka's: Actually I do some research before asking any questin, then I write a question then I do more research and check the answers while I do the second research to save time. – user152128 Apr 30 '11 at 12:58
up vote 15 down vote accepted

No it's not an "explicit request" to create a new account.

It's a warning that your behaviour in asking so many questions is generally undesireable. It's not a flag against you per se but rather everyone asking so many questions.

It means that you probably should be doing some more research before you ask questions.

Don't create a new account as that's not the meaning of the warning.

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Is it an explicit request to create a new account?

I think creating new account will not solve it, since they could limit at IP level, as long as you hold same IP

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Downvoted sorry, I don't think this answers the question. As its phrased he's trying to figure out what he is supposed to do. Not how to bypass some restrictions. I think your answer has merit but isn't applicable. – Wes Apr 30 '11 at 12:07
Use TOR! Or a proxy. Or a VPN. Or... – Mateen Ulhaq Sep 16 '11 at 23:46

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