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How do you explain this? It seems like a bug for you to fix to me enter image description here

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No, there is no bug for "us to fix for you".

You missed the error message that clearly explains why you couldn't post the question:

error message when submitting saying you can post once every 40 minutes

The error says:

You can only post once every 40 minutes

Since you asked this question less than 40 minutes before trying to ask the new question, you got that error.

After waiting for the 40 minutes to pass you should be able to post a new question.

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    The questioner probably meant It seems like (a bug for you to fix) to me and is not actually asking us to fix it for them ;) – Frédéric Hamidi Oct 13 at 14:29
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    @FrédéricHamidi I know, but I don't like their tone, hence using the same. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Oct 13 at 14:34
  • See the gif-image, please. I posted zero questions at that point – Sergey Zolotarev Oct 13 at 16:45
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    It’s network wide. You were properly rate limited. This wasn’t a bug. You submitted this within 60 minutes of asking this very question. Which means you were trying to submit the Physics question within the 60 min window. It also is a moot point since you waited an hour and asked the question here – Ramhound Oct 13 at 21:59
  • @SergeyZolotarev as the comment above says, the limit is on the whole Stack Exchange network, not per a single site. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Oct 14 at 15:51
  • @Ramhound Then you should abolish this unnecessary and annoying limitation – Sergey Zolotarev Oct 16 at 13:33
  • @SergeyZolotarev feel free to start a feature request asking to remove the questions network wide rate limit. Don't expect it to become popular though, but it will be a legit request. Asking ordinary users (or even staff directly) won't give anything as they can't do it just like that. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Oct 16 at 14:03
  • @ShadowWizardWearingMask How do I do it? – Sergey Zolotarev Oct 16 at 16:09
  • @SergeyZolotarev by posting a new question here, with a tag feature-request. (Plus rate-limiting tag as well in your case.) This means you ask to change existing feature. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Oct 16 at 16:18
  • @ SergeyZolotarev - It’s necessary to prevent users from asking to many questions in a short amount of time. The rate limit will automatically be lifted once you earn enough reputation at that specific community. So your feature request has already been implemented – Ramhound Oct 16 at 17:08
  • @Ramhound looks like the request is to remove the limit altogether, even for 1 rep users, so it's not done yet. Chances for the request to be done are nearly zero, but it's legit to ask. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Oct 16 at 17:35
  • @ShadowWizardWearingMask - I will have to disagree. The rate limit did not prevent the author from asking their question. They eventually did ask the question, granted, it was 60 minutes later. – Ramhound Oct 16 at 19:57

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