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Is there a way to augment the limit of 6 questions in 24 hours ?

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If augment means Evade/Stretch then I hope not. – Henk Holterman May 9 '11 at 11:09
What sort of questions are you asking if you need to ask more than 6 in a 24 hour period? – ChrisF May 9 '11 at 11:17
I suggest instead augmenting the quality of your individual questions, such that you gain more knowledge out of the answers. Requiring more than 6 questions in a 24 hour period is ludicrous. – Lightness Races in Orbit May 9 '11 at 11:19
I don't think this should be downvoted as it is a reasonable request for clarification of a policy... and coming to meta to ask about something is a step in the right direction -- more than I can say for so many other users. – Jeff Atwood May 9 '11 at 11:20
@Henk Holterman: No, it doesn't mean that, it means, allow the users to ask more then 6 questions in 24 hours. @ChrisF: I guess it's the same type of those questions that you ask more then 5 times in 24 hours. And, it's the same type of those you ask 3 times in 24 hours... and so on. I'm really sorry for stating the obvious, but perhaps it is, just that, a simple question. :) – MEM May 9 '11 at 11:25
@Jeff, unless downvoting means "I don't want this feature request to be implemented", which seems to be a common voting habit on Meta? – Arjan May 9 '11 at 11:57
(@MEM, I deleted a comment about comment notifications that seemed obsolete, since you read it. But now your "Thanks" looks like a reply to my statement on downvotes. You might want to delete that too. Sorry for creating confusion.) – Arjan May 10 '11 at 23:43
@JeffAtwood - this limit makes me sad :( I usually get about 1.5 upvotes per question, at least from looking at my last few Qs ... so people agree my questions, on average, benefit the system. So why the urge to limit me from asking more? When diving into a new topic, asking a lot of questions is sometimes ... necessary. Was there a blog post about the reasons for this limit? – ripper234 Nov 17 '11 at 17:05
up vote 18 down vote accepted

No, this is a hard limit by IP and account.

Attempts to work around this limit will be viewed.. unfavorably.

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Explaining why the limit exists and how the OP can resolve his/her alleged need to evade/augment would make this a better answer. – Lightness Races in Orbit May 9 '11 at 11:21
I would prefer that that limit wouldn't exist, or that it could be augmented, by having more points, or that it could be smart and exist only on those cases where the need is not to get answers but to spam, or, that it could at least tell us, "you are reaching your daily limit, think well this question". (but perhaps this will force the user to ask 10 in 1 question and that may not be good. Anyway, neither of those exists, and we seemed to jump directly to: "Let's cut the access!" It's like a punishment for someone who have just asked questions. We may call this mechanism: Cicuta. ;-p – MEM May 9 '11 at 11:34
@MEM: A warning seems reasonable. – Steven Jeuris May 9 '11 at 11:40
@Jeff Atwood: I've accepted the answer but as others have pointed out, Tomalak Geret'kal comment should be taken into consideration. :-) – MEM May 9 '11 at 19:15
@Jeff: Can you please tell since when we have such a limit? There was talk all over with those 70 - erm, no, 50 - question in 30 days. Now we have in addition 6 per day? Is this new? – Hendrik Vogt May 10 '11 at 8:10
@Jeff: "Attempts to work around this limit will be viewed.. unfavorably" Literally laughed out loud on that one. Do agree with Tomalak, though. [Hey, @Tomalak, I finally spelled your name right. ;-) ] – T.J. Crowder May 11 '11 at 7:30
@Popular: Heh, thanks. – Lightness Races in Orbit May 11 '11 at 15:43
How about a holding queue?… – ina Feb 22 '12 at 9:01
And that is why I want websites with paid models to stay. SO is great, but there are limits. Sometimes, you just need that extra question or two to breakthrough and sail ahead. But you are stuck for another day because - You can only ask 6 questions in a 24-hour period. – david blaine Apr 17 '13 at 6:59
this... really sucks! wtf. I've used the site for years and have accrued 42000 rep from 600 answers (and 400 questions), and now I can't ask a few questions when I'm learning a new tool? cmon... – Claudiu Sep 13 '13 at 16:51
well ok upon review and thinking about it it makes sense. ah well – Claudiu Sep 13 '13 at 17:09
Just discovered that using a VPN does not bypass this, which means that the limit is PER USERNAME, and not per USER/IP. – sorin Apr 15 at 12:45

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