After pressing "Post your Question" button getting this error:

You can only ask 50 questions in a 30-day period.

on a red background.

However without asking a single question in Stack Overflow.

See the screen shot.

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  • read and accepted the check box and pressed Proceed,i edited my question,so while clicking POST YOUR QUESTION i am getting this error "You can only ask 50 questions in a 30-day period." in a red bachground.Not able to updae the screen shot as i don't have 10 reputation – Siva Ram R May 31 '13 at 7:18
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    You may want to add some detail to your post here, like the fact that your account is brand new and thus hasn't been around long enough to ask 50 questions in 30 days, and a more complete description of what you did. – Martijn Pieters May 31 '13 at 7:22
  • And did you have an account with Stack Overflow before this one? – Martijn Pieters May 31 '13 at 7:23
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  • Why does this look like a bug? Are you trying to say you didn't actually ask that many questions? – Double AA May 31 '13 at 7:25
  • @MartijnPieters i don't have account with SO – Siva Ram R May 31 '13 at 7:28
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    @JoshCaswell: The account has zero questions and was created today. Not a dupe of that post, I don't think. – Martijn Pieters May 31 '13 at 7:33
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    In all likelihood you share your IP with a bunch of people, who used up the 50 questions. Is it possible to try accessing the site from a different IP? – yannis May 31 '13 at 7:35
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    @foo: The original question was devoid of all information, so at least some of the downvotes are fully defensible. – Martijn Pieters May 31 '13 at 7:35
  • Are you sure that's the account about which this complaint is being made, @MartijnPieters? Some evidence (a screenshot showing the error message and account name?) would be nice. – jscs May 31 '13 at 7:35
  • I upvoted first :) I think incomplete question got downvote. – Anoop Vaidya May 31 '13 at 7:36
  • @JoshCaswell: Let's assume so; the OP is probably using a public IP address and hit the per-IP limit. – Martijn Pieters May 31 '13 at 7:37

The message explicitly describe the problem:

You can only ask 50 questions in a 30-day period.

There's a limit for how many questions you are allowed to ask within 30-days (1 month), probably in order to limit spam or help vampires. I suggest you to wait until the next week or month and try again.

50 questions per month is quite a large number though.

Apparently this was indeed a problem because the user never posted a single question. This problem is caused by the usage of a public IP. The only known solution is to use a proxy.

  • But,howcome without asking a single question,SO will tell this msg – Siva Ram R May 31 '13 at 7:25
  • @SivaRamR, are you sure you are using this account? Can you post a screenshot? – Shoe May 31 '13 at 7:27
  • don't have 10 reputation,so not possible – Siva Ram R May 31 '13 at 7:29
  • @SivaRamR - Just give the link of the image. We will do that for you. – Himanshu Jansari May 31 '13 at 7:31
  • @SivaRamR, the ability to take a screenshot does not depend on the reputation. – Shoe May 31 '13 at 7:32
  • Screen shot of the error part uploaded – Siva Ram R May 31 '13 at 7:35
  • @SivaRamR, do you use a public IP? – Shoe May 31 '13 at 7:36
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    yes,i am using a browsing coffae – Siva Ram R May 31 '13 at 7:37
  • @SivaRamR, see edit. – Shoe May 31 '13 at 7:39
  • @Jeffrey i got it,i think some other people also using this service,so i am not able to loggin,Thank for you suggestion – Siva Ram R May 31 '13 at 7:41

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