Sorry to be a pain, I have a couple of burning questions I'd like to ask (to my pleasant surprise since I've been blocked asking for exceeding the limit I've found I don't need to really ask so many if I spend more time doing research which is the whole point I guess), could someone let me know how long I have to wait until I can ask again? How many more days?

Thanks for your time.

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This is simply a rolling window of 30 days. So, once you extend past 30 days from your 50th most recent question, then you'll be able to ask a new question. Then, of course, you'll be blocked again until the next rollover.

As such, my original prediction was that you'd be able to post today, as this would be 30 days from your 50th most recent question on your profile. However, as you've noticed, this isn't the case, and the reason is because deleted and closed questions are taken into account for the rolling count.

After inquiring with the helpful Rebecca Chernoff I was informed that you actually have 7 deleted questions in your real 50 most recent questions. This would put your next question date to no later than May 11th, 2011. Your 43rd most recent question was on April 11th, 2011, so combinations of deleted question timestamps can only put your 50th most recent as earlier than that, not possibly later.

  • Ah thanks didn't think of working it out like that!
    – Tom
    May 5, 2011 at 15:45
  • @Tom Well, let's see if my guess was right. Are you able to ask (a single) question now? ♪
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    May 6, 2011 at 15:34
  • nope :(.
    – Tom
    May 6, 2011 at 16:21
  • @Tom I had a hunch based on your lack of result, and made some inquiries on it. See my update for that. ♪
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    May 6, 2011 at 16:46
  • thank you for looking into it for me! May 11th? That sucks though! :-( I wish there was more warning for this it feels like I've done something terribly wrong. All those deleted q's were self deleted not deleted by anyone else
    – Tom
    May 6, 2011 at 17:28

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