I attempted to ask a question using the iOS app, but it was rejected due to lack of a required tag. On adding the tag I found that I wasn't permitted to submit the question for another 60 seconds, even though this wasn't a new question.

Is this timer intentional, or should it not kick in for edits of questions not actually accepted by the site?

  • I blame API throttling - the API documentation all but screams "cache each call for one minute". – michaelb958--GoFundMonica Apr 19 '14 at 10:27
  • I'll look into this. There may be a way to do some validation without hitting the API. – Ben Collins Apr 23 '14 at 20:07

The problem here was simply that we weren't doing validation on the client-side for this special meta behavior. The API, however, does do the check, so you wind up posting to the API, failing its validation, and then being forced to wait a minute because of question throttling.

This is fixed now, so in the next build (, these tags will be checked on the client and you won't hit the API until you pass this validation.

  • I ran into this exact issue today - please check whether this is really fixed as you claim. – Floris Mar 9 '15 at 12:44
  • @Floris He is no longer a developer unfortunately :( – nicael Mar 9 '15 at 13:06
  • @nicael well I hope that the newly added bounty and my comment get the attention of the deb team back on to this. – Floris Mar 9 '15 at 13:07
  • @Floris Sure :) – nicael Mar 9 '15 at 13:08

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