I signed up for Video.SE with two questions to ask. Asked my first, no problem. Tried to ask my second about 15 minutes later, but it informed me that:

You can only post once every 40 minutes.

Sounds fair. However, my first question was nearly 90 minutes ago, and I am still getting this error.

Ironically, I can't post to meta.video because of the same error, so I post here...


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    Are you on a shared IP? Like a school/university? – Oded Jul 14 '16 at 10:01
  • @Oded OP here was able to post shortly after posting here, about two hours after posting the first question on that site. Maybe the network wide rate limit kicked into action? (and the message is off due to it) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jul 14 '16 at 14:23
  • @ShadowWizard - that's kinda what I am hoping to determine. – Oded Jul 14 '16 at 15:21
  • I was using the wifi at a cafe. However the cafe was nearly empty and I couldn't see any other laptop users. The problem persisted again for at least an hour after I posted above, then I gave up. – BeeOnRope Jul 14 '16 at 17:40
  • But you did post the second answer, hour after posting here. /cc @Oded see OP reply. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jul 14 '16 at 21:12
  • I did? I was talking about questions. I only see one question on V.SE : video.stackexchange.com/questions/18897/… . Where is my second question? – BeeOnRope Jul 14 '16 at 22:35
  • @Oded I've just had the same problem on German.SE and couldn't ask about it on its Meta so I came here and found this question. Has anyone found a solution for this problem? – Montag451 Jul 20 '16 at 7:24
  • @Montag451 - posts means either questions or answers. This time limit is by design, as a spam protection measure. – Oded Jul 20 '16 at 8:12
  • To be clear, the time limit wasn't working as designed since I was blocked from posting on V.SE for several hours. – BeeOnRope Jul 22 '16 at 2:15

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