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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.

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

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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.

  • 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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