I have a superuser.com account that's sub 2000 reputation points. I have an Arqade account with 20k+ reputation points.

I am unable to self-edit my own questions up to 5 times a day? according to this error message:

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However, on my own questions on Arqade, I have never once seen this message, despite going over 100s of my own questions for self-edits.

I would just like to confirm that this is "Too many edits" page only shows for sub2k accounts. I have never seen this message before in my time here on SE.

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    I'm guessing it's to prevent newer users from using the edit as a "bump" for their question.
    – Catija
    Oct 26, 2015 at 0:21

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Any user, no matter their reputation, will have a limit on how many of their old posts (old being not created in the past 48 hours) they can edit in a single day - but it does scale depending on your reputation (starts at 5). This is a restriction similar to the limit on the number of your own posts you can delete in the same day - designed to prevent users from mass destruction of their own content if they're trying to rage-quit or their account has been hijacked, or from bumping or changing all of their questions to get answers.

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    How much does it scale exactly? I'd like to know since I picked today to go over my really old questions on superuser as I would on any other network site to clean up old questions and title them better. What's the exact ratio? Is it something we can't know?
    – yuritsuki
    Oct 26, 2015 at 3:53
  • @Rusemaster yeah, probably a secret, at least that's what I thought a while ago. :) Oct 26, 2015 at 11:14

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