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50 question per month limit?

I hit the limit of 50 questions per 30 days. How I can increase my quota?

  • Not. Choose the questions you really need to ask, you won't get more than 50 per 30 days. Mar 16, 2012 at 20:46
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    Come back in a month. Quota increased. Or, actually look at the type of questions you're posting and stop flooding.
    – random
    Mar 16, 2012 at 20:47
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    I work with java, java server faces, oracle, php. What I'm going to do without the help from stack overflow?
    – user989100
    Mar 16, 2012 at 20:50
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    Have you tried the site search at all?
    – random
    Mar 16, 2012 at 20:52
  • I always ask about errors in code or how to fix a problem - things that are very specific
    – user989100
    Mar 16, 2012 at 20:53
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    Try offering the devs $1000/month to ask more :P
    – Ivo Flipse
    Mar 16, 2012 at 20:55
  • By the way is there any similar web site like stackoverflow.com where I can write with developers very fast?
    – user989100
    Mar 16, 2012 at 20:58
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    @user989100 Have you tried searching for the specific error messages you get?
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Mar 16, 2012 at 20:59
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    I always ask about errors in code or how to fix a problem - things that are very specific -- shouldn't those be closed as "too localized" then? (Reading your reasoning, I'm happy there's an automatic limit then.)
    – Arjan
    Mar 16, 2012 at 21:01
  • Yes - Google and some books
    – user989100
    Mar 16, 2012 at 21:01
  • Never mind thread is closed.
    – user989100
    Mar 16, 2012 at 21:03
  • What do you mean with "thread is closed"?
    – Arjan
    Mar 16, 2012 at 21:04
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    Of all the questions you've asked so far on SO, you only have a net score of +20. That's less than 1/4 of a vote per question. So, the rate-limit appears to be doing a good job.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Mar 16, 2012 at 21:11
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    If you're this dependent on Stack Overflow, you may be in the wrong line of business. We shouldn't be doing your debugging for you.
    – user229044
    Mar 16, 2012 at 21:32
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    Since you can't ask any more questions, spend some time posting some answers. You've only posted 9 in the past 5 months. We do expect people to pay it forward by answering other people's questions. Mar 17, 2012 at 3:18

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Short answer: you can't.

We consider 50 questions in 30 days to be a fairly generous allotment. That's almost 2 questions per day. What are you working on that you're generating that many questions?

Looking at your questions, I see that a lot of them are similar. Perhaps you would benefit from reading a few tutorials on the technologies you're working with. I recommend taking a step back and checking whether your questions have already been asked by other users or whether you can do some research first and get to the bottom of the problem.

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    But anyways, why this limit are even exists? I'll clarify -- while I do agree with you that 50 is quite big number and will suit to the vast majority of users, generally, I don't like an idea limiting a user in a such way.
    – om-nom-nom
    Mar 16, 2012 at 20:53
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    @om I think the general feeling (and I wholeheartedly agree with it) is that a programmer who needs to ask more than 50 questions a month is either in the wrong job, should read a book or get training instead, is not doing their research properly, or is not developing at all professionally.
    – Pekka
    Mar 16, 2012 at 20:56
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    @om-nom-nom It's largely an anti-spamming measure. Stack Overflow isn't intended to be the place you run to with every little thing. You are expected to do your own research first. Most people never even come close to hitting this limit.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Mar 16, 2012 at 20:57
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    @om-nom-nom It's to prevent abuse. SO is a free service, with users willingly giving their time to answer questions. When someone asks that many questions, they are generally not giving back to the community, and being extremely selfish Mar 16, 2012 at 20:58
  • Anna, just out of curiosity, does this limit apply to all users, or only new ones? I could go ask about 45 or so more questions, but asking you should be simpler :) Mar 16, 2012 at 21:05
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    @AdamRackis It applies to everybody far as I know.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Mar 16, 2012 at 21:06
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    @om-nom-nom: Have a look at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/96610/…, meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4359/…, and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/89217/… for previous discussion of the limit.
    – jscs
    Mar 16, 2012 at 21:10
  • @IuliusCæsar thanks, I've got a look p.s. Funny, but I haven't met mr. Blankman on SO
    – om-nom-nom
    Mar 16, 2012 at 21:43

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