Earlier today, I answered this question on Law.SE. When I posted my answer, I received a maintenance error page. Assuming that my post had failed, I refreshed the page to resubmit it, and was redirected to my answer. Later, I realized I'd posted two answers 6 seconds apart (see screenshots below). Of course, I then deleted the second one.

According to The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide, no one (except for Staff users on meta sites) should be able to answer the same question twice within 60 seconds. I assume that limit exists to prevent things like this, where a user posts twice unintentionally, but it doesn't appear to have worked here. Was this related to the fact that I hit an error page, or is the issue something else?

Screenshot of answer showing a timestamp of 2020-11-16 14:46:10Z Screenshot of deleted, otherwise identical answer showing a timestamp of 2020-11-16 14:46:16Z



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