I'm trying to publish a comment to this question.

When I click Add comment I get:

Only 1 comment allowed per 5 seconds; timer reset.

I wait 5 seconds but I keep getting the same message.

Trying answering I get a different notice:

Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because:

Sorry, posts can't contain that content.

I report my reply, maybe it's something wrong with it:

There are a lot of them. First result from my browser: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2086863/best-cross-mobile-javascript-framework-iphone-android.

2 Answers 2


You can't post Let Me Google That For You-Links.

Even if you could, doing so would result in Moderator actions, or worse, Spam/Abuse-Flags which would cost you reputation.

It's neither nice nor helpful to post links against the results of a searchmachine, because they're not static.


You'll find the answer here, at the very top of the page:


  • 5
    You violated the rule of LMGTFY-Links and URL-shorting services...but heck that's an awesome answer! Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 10:57
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    @Bobby: Yes, I felt like it was justified here. Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 10:59
  • @Guandalino: Sure, no problem. And the first error message is pretty standard. Comments are rate-limited for everyone. You can only post 1 every 5 seconds. The same rule applies for edits to comments. But that one seemed self-explanatory. Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 11:04
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    The real problem here is that the error message is completely useless. Commented Sep 16, 2011 at 14:29

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