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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 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
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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 (1.0.1.1+), 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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