On Stack Overflow you can ask 50 questions in 30 days. If I ask a question and delete it, will it be treated as an asked question or not? Will I have 49 opportunities to ask a question left, or 50?

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    I'm pretty sure it counts, i.e. if you ask a question and delete it you'll still have only 49 to go. But sadly couldn't find official confirmation for this yet. Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 11:38
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    Deleting questions doesn't help to circumvent another rate limit, so my guess is it won't help here either.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 11:44

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Yes, even if deleted, the question will still count towards the limit.

Proof can be seen in this question on Meta Stack Overflow where the OP couldn't post the 50th question and the reply from an SE staff member is:

You have a question from January 8 which you deleted.

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