Working on a problem with several parts to it. Posted a question on SO about one part, then tried to post another question about a different issue. Ran into the anti-spam bot measures (at least I think so).

In my case, when I click the button to ask a new question, I am suddenly editing the last question I asked. It's not clear to me what is happening, but searching on meta suggests I may be caught in the anti-spam brambles.

Would it be possible to use a captcha (even an audio captcha) to replace at least the "twenty-minutes-between-questions" flypaper.

Also, how does a user find the exact reason his ability to post is suspended?

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    Are you sure you're actually editing the last question you posted, or is it just a draft of that question in the new question form which the system might have not cleared after you asked the last one?
    – Yi Jiang
    Sep 14, 2012 at 18:37
  • I see your point. There's probably a mistake (on my part) somewhere. The question in the editor is identical to my last posted question, but slightly incomplete to what is currently posted. Not sure how I managed to do that. Perhaps I should close all tabs, clear cache and restart the browser. "As Arnie said..."
    – cssyphus
    Sep 14, 2012 at 18:45
  • Actually, that won't help because the draft isn't stored on your computer. To overwrite it simply start another question in the new question form.
    – Yi Jiang
    Sep 14, 2012 at 18:48
  • Right you are, that's what happened. Alright, I'll try erasing what's there and posting my next question. Thanks for the help.
    – cssyphus
    Sep 14, 2012 at 18:49
  • There is a 'discard' link next to the post question button, use that to clear the draft. Sep 14, 2012 at 18:49


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