This morning I posted a question on a SE site. Then realized a different SE site would be more appropriate.

I proceeded to delete the question on the first site and copied it to the second, but I got the dreaded "You can only post once every 40 minutes.", even if the question was deleted from a different SE site.

I have only the affiliation reputation on both of those sites. Now I'm sitting here waiting for the 40 minutes to pass.

Paradoxically, as a trusted user in SO, I'm more likely to come to other SE sites to ask a few things about topics that are new to me (as opossed to answering in SO), yet I feel more limited.

Maybe trusted users from other sites should have slightly lower restrictions than <125 on the fellow communities? In particular in order to ask a couple of questions.

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  • @NoahCristino yes, I read it, but that question is for low-rep users. But I think this should not apply to trusted users (say above 1000 rep) on other sites. – jjmontes Mar 11 '17 at 13:10
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    @jjmontes Well 125 rep isn't that much and you are considered a new user when you have < 125 – Noah Cristino Mar 11 '17 at 13:14
  • I am aware of the mechanism. My question is more about whether this could be changed. I think the current rule is a side effect of the implementation (which just looks at your rep in the current site). But as I see it, there is no functional reason not to allow 2 or 3 questions for high-rep users from other sites. – jjmontes Mar 11 '17 at 13:16
  • @jjmontes Oh. Like it totals up all your rep? – Noah Cristino Mar 11 '17 at 13:40
  • That could be a solution. But only for this or similar limits, and I'd still keep a limit (ie 3 questions in 40 minutes). Other limitations would of course be site-only. – jjmontes Mar 11 '17 at 13:43
  • @gnat Thanks for the finding! I have upvoted that question, it exactly expresses my thoughts. – jjmontes Mar 11 '17 at 13:56
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    Yesterday I had folks calling for me to be fired because I wasn't hobbling cross-site privileges even more. Today it's more cross-site privileges. Tomorrow, probably less again. I feel like this is probably a good equilibrium. 40 minutes is a good healthy walk, BTW! – Shog9 Mar 11 '17 at 16:24
  • @Shog9 but... you know, and SO knows, I'm not a spammer. It's not about equilibrium or policy. – jjmontes Mar 11 '17 at 16:39
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    It is though, because whatever policy is in place applies to everyone - and folks wear different hats in different topics. I think the right solution here is an explicit "move my question to [this other site]" option, exposed for new questions - that'd benefit everyone. – Shog9 Mar 11 '17 at 16:57
  • I'm afraid I still don't agree. I may be a noob in other topic but I'm definitely not a spammer, and a high rep users usually know how to pose a decent question even in topics off their usual expertise area. I still may want to write two questions across sites with <125 rep, and there doesn't seem to be a real reason for a fellow high rep user not to do so. – jjmontes Mar 12 '17 at 14:51
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    That "move my question" solution only solves his exact problem. More generally, as exemplified by me, I have two [separate] questions for different sites (the first is a meta "question" too!) right now, and I found this after being stopped trying to submit the second (even though I'm a trusted user, albeit on another site, also) – Hashbrown Nov 16 '17 at 4:37
  • The same happened to me. I found a simple and straightforward solution: waiting 40 minutes. – Vojtěch Dohnal Jan 29 at 9:43

Instead of deleting you could have just flagged it in need of moderator intervention so the mods could move it. moved

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    I was moving from Amateur Radio to Signal Processing. I thought doing that would kind of be moderator abuse... I could easily have done the move myself. – jjmontes Mar 11 '17 at 13:12
  • Some SEs do not like doing this. Maybe the policy has changed since this answer was written, but more often than not, I'm told to delete and post elsewhere. – YetAnotherRandomUser May 9 '17 at 19:45
  • @DanWhaley I've never had to do this but I could see where mods would get mad. – Noah Cristino May 10 '17 at 1:12

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