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The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide

I noticed that I can only perform certain actions such as commenting a finite number of times in a given period of time. Obviously, rate limiting is in place to prevent accidental misuse or ...
168
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What is migration and how does it work?

I posted a question which was closed as off-topic and it seems like it could fit on another site in the network. How can I go about moving it there? What is migration? When can a question be migrated,...
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Block migration if user is suspended/question-blocked at destination

There's a sad little loophole in the suspension/question-block system: migrations. Example: Let's say you've been suspended on MSO, but you really, really want to post a question here now. All you ...
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Breaking down question blocks - let's talk about rate limits

I've been quite vocal about the fact that we're overhauling post blocks, and dropped some hints as to how we're contemplating improving them. The last few weeks of my professional existence has gone ...
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Let's Remove The Auto Downvote On Validated VLQ Flags (On Questions)

Currently, flagging a post as very low quality causes two things to happen: The post is flagged for moderator review The community user casts a downvote on the post if the flag is validated ...
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Can I ask only one question per post?

I need to ask two questions. Can I ask this in the same post or different posts? These questions were based on the same tags but they are entirely different. Last time when I asked a question I got a ...
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2answers
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Deadlock for question-banned users. What solution does the system offer?

I know the question-ban system was recently revised to help users who got stuck in ban but have the potential to progress. What is the reasoning behind limiting "recidivists" to post one ...
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How many questions are too many?

As part of my new year's resolution, I want to try to really get better and much more advanced at a certain technology (Mathematica). I learn best by just doing things and as such, I end up having a ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between /help/asking-rate-limited and /help/question-limited?

There are 2 help topics about question limiting: Why have I been limited to one question per week? Why is the system asking me to wait a day or more before asking another question? What is the ...
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Are migrations allowed if the user is banned on the destination site, but their 6-month limit has opened up?

If a user is banned from asking on a given site, the system will block migrations to that site of questions by the same user posted on different sites. Additionally, the system allows question-banned ...
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2answers
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Why can't Stack Overflow question-asking be more like Yahoo?

I went to Yahoo Answers to ask a question, and it said this at the bottom: "Asking a question costs 5 points, but you'll get back 3 points when you choose a Best Answer." Instead of banning ...
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1answer
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Why have I been barred from posting questions? [duplicate]

I have only asked ONE question till now which is: How to fire a trigger after the SPROC has completed execution? It has received 3 up-votes so I think it wasn't a very low quality question. In ...
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Does deleting your profile and starting a new one violate any rules?

I have learned recently that I can delete my account and start a new one. Now there are some rules to this for example if you are in a suspension the suspension and/or ban would continue under the new ...