Some websites run weekly, fortnightly or monthly topic challenges, e.g. Gardening, Worldbuilding and Literature. On Literature Meta SE, anyone can submit reading challenges, using one answer per proposal. Of course, each user can submit more than one proposal.

My question is whether it there is a limit to the number of answers that a single user can submit to the same question (in this case a meta question). One user currently has ten reading challenge proposals on Literature Stack Exchange and cannot add any new ones. After pushing the Add Another Answer button, the following message appears:

Are you sure you want to add another answer?
You could use the edit link to refine and improve your existing answer, instead.

Pressing the OK button simply reopens the user's most recent answer for editing. Pressing Cancel exits the submission process.

So there appears to be a limit of ten "active" answers, since deleted answers (in this case, proposals that have been accepted and therefore deleted) don't seem to count. Is this correct? Is this a bug or a "feature"?

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    Interesting SEDE query - there are questions here with more than 10 answers by a single user.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jul 23, 2019 at 15:28
  • @Glorfindel Thanks for pointing to that query. So there must be something else going on.
    – Tsundoku
    Jul 23, 2019 at 16:45


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