I have only asked 2 questions ever; when I now try to ask a question, it says that I have exceeeded the limit of 50 questions/30 days. What's going on? How can I fix it?

  • do you have any fake account?
    – dynamic
    Jun 3, 2011 at 22:43
  • I don't know what a fake account is. I just use this account in the regular stackoverflow.
    – user525602
    Jun 3, 2011 at 22:46
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    Are you using a corporate, or shared, IP address? Jun 3, 2011 at 22:46
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    maybe people in your office or workplace sharing the same IP.. Jun 3, 2011 at 22:47
  • Are you behind a nat?=
    – dynamic
    Jun 3, 2011 at 22:47
  • hmm yeah that'd make sense. I guess the limit then is per-IP , not per-account.
    – user525602
    Jun 3, 2011 at 22:50
  • indeed, to block people opening new accounts. Jun 3, 2011 at 23:02
  • So... is there any solution for him? Can the limit be reset manually?
    – Aleadam
    Jun 4, 2011 at 0:40
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    There are other people using the same IP as you to access Stack Overflow. A lot of other people. Like... Way more than I can count. You should give them a piece of your mind...
    – Shog9
    Jun 4, 2011 at 3:40

1 Answer 1


For very low reputation accounts, this is indeed enforced at both the IP and account level. This means other people sharing your IP address (coworkers, fellow university students or just other people using your ISP) might have already used up a large amount of the questions-per-time period allowance.

I found your existing two questions to be of high quality and worthy of upvotes, so you might wish to try asking again.

(and don't forget we have http://tex.stackexchange.com and http://stats.stackexchange.com as well..)

  • How low does rep have to be for this?
    – quant
    Nov 12, 2013 at 0:55
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    @quant 125 avoids IP blocks. Mar 31, 2016 at 2:49
  • As carrier-grade NAT continues to force several users onto one IPv4 address, what is the workaround? Must all new users suggest 62 edits first? Oct 3, 2018 at 17:06

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