I know this has been asked already, but that ended with

I'll see about what we can do about possibly lightening the load without harming its intent

And the limit is still in place.

My situation is exactly like that of the author of the original question - I sometimes clean up old, useless, answers of mine (which are either bad, duplicates of other answers, or just generally useless in hindsight), and hitting this limit after finally getting the motivation to do clean-up is a bummer :-)

So, could this limit please be reconsidered? I don't mind if after 5 deletes I had to re-login, do a captcha, do an email-verification round, etc., if you still feel the need to protect against abuse.

  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/165885/…
    – devnull
    Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 5:57
  • and here's another - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/129634/… . its just that none of them are too recent
    – radai
    Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 6:05
  • @MartijnPieters - that answer you pointed to has an unclear "every day" bit that seems to indicate the limit has more to do with activity than rep, and if this indeed exists there's nothing about it that i could find in official docs
    – radai
    Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 8:56
  • There are no docs, on purpose. There is a limit, there is a good reason for the limit, but the limit does scale with your reputation. Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 9:02
  • @Martijn Pieters: That's for edits - it's not clear if the same applies to deletions. I know I've seen users with very high 5-digit rep counts being stuck at 5 deletions per day, but there has been one instance of a 20k user being flagged after editing 40 of their meager 500+ answers. Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 9:07
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn: ah, yes, deletion vs. editing. Ahem, that is a difference indeed. Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 9:11
  • Right, so a similar limit for editing has been adjusted to scale with reputation. I am a little skeptical about the need to delete more than 5 posts a day though. Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 9:13
  • @MartijnPieters - that just depends on how often youre motivated to do the cleanup. in my case, not very often :-)
    – radai
    Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 9:40


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