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Activities such as searching, voting, editing your own posts, or suggesting edits are rate-limited on Stack Exchange sites. These restrictions generally exist to prevent abuse.

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Why does the "too many requests" error message no longer have error info?

After a long while, I finally managed to get a "Too many requests" error message in my regular course of browsing the site. However, this message used to include a lot of error info, which ...
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GET requests to https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2 methods return HTTP 400 "Violation of backoff parameter" without previously warning to back off

We have the following logic to make GET requests to https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2 : private async get( apiMethod: string, // can be 'users', 'tags', 'info', or 'questions' url: string, //...
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How long am I going to be rate-limited for "too many requests"?

From Update on the ongoing DDoS attacks and blocking Tor exit nodes My IP address was banned on March 13. But I wasn't using Tor (and I'm not a Tor node.)... Of course, my first reaction was to sent ...
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Trying to expand more than one entry from one's user actions page in one second results in a generic "Request failed" message

There's a rate limit that one can only expand one entry in a given user's All actions subtab per second. In the previous (prior to November 2021) user profile layout, attempting to exceed this rate ...
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Is it time to recalibrate the pending suggested edit limit?

I've recently decided to start rep farming trying to earn the archaeologist badge cleaning up posts in Ask Ubuntu where I am a low-repper. Because each of my suggested edits require multi-user ...
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Make review queue rate limit extensions portable across browsers

Feature Request: Tie review queue extensions to the contributor's account, not to their browser (and thus their device). Background Per The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide, the limit per contributor is ...
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Stack Exchange blocks web.archive.org from archiving questions in Wayback Machine

I recently tried to find out why Google doesn't index a question I asked on Bioinformatics (in beta). For fun, I tried archiving it on web.archive.org, but to my surprise SE blocked the request with ...
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Disable 'Edit' option in new review queues if you have too many pending suggested edits

I was reviewing First Answers on a site where I don't have full edit privileges. I chose the 'Edit' option and clicked Submit. Only after editing the post and trying to submit the suggested edit, I ...
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Can the 40 minute timer be removed for high reputation users across the network? [duplicate]

I often daydream and spend the bulk of my day thinking about up various topics. Once I have digested these topics into good quality questions I would like to, in one burst, ask perhaps three different ...
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If I delete a question, will it count towards the 50 questions a month limit or not?

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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How are spammers rate limited?

Question: Are there some additional limits for users who had some of their posts marked as spam (or rude/offensive)? Typically, an account posting spam is a new user, with reputation 1. (Meaning that ...
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Is post edit rate-limiting broken? Or: how did this low-rep user vandalize all 9 of their posts today?

According to The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide, you can only edit at most 5 of one's own posts per day, more for high-rep users (scales with reputation), does not apply to ♦ mods (multiple edits of ...
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The SE API fails with a CORS error when hitting the rate-limit

I'm experiencing the same/similar problem as described in API has been failing with CORS errors since 11/13 When I run the below stack-snippet that basically makes various calls to the SE API, I'm ...
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Frequent rate limiting (Too many requests) during normal browsing

Recently I seem to be hitting the too many requests rate limiting while browsing on the SE network. According to the rate limiting guide I shouldn't hit this during normal browsing and potentially my ...
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You can't post in 40 minutes? I haven't posted anything in two days? Is it a problem? [duplicate]

I am trying to post on the Mathematics Stack Exchange site, but the message I get is that you can only post once every 40 minutes. The problem is I haven't posted anywhere, anything in any community ...
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Why was I able to post two identical answers to the same question 6 seconds apart?

Earlier today, I answered this question on Law.SE. When I posted my answer, I received a maintenance error page. Assuming that my post had failed, I refreshed the page to resubmit it, and was ...
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How was a newbie able to ask eight questions in six hours on a single site? [duplicate]

A new user managed to ask eight questions on History SE in the past six hours. I thought that there was a six question limit a day. That is per twenty four hour period. Or was it an instance where ...
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Cannot collapse a revision preview while a rate limit message is visible

In the profile activity page, I opened a revision preview from a list of my own revisions by clicking on the edit summary, as that allows you to drop open the revision itself in its inline view. I ...
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Sometimes, submitting a question can lead to two identical copies of the same question posted at the same time

I've noticed that with the new question asking form, sometimes, attempting to submit a question will post two identical copies of the same question. I've had this happen to me once before (double post)...
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Why is there a 40 minutes time limit for posting questions [duplicate]

This is a follow up question to this question: Posting only once every 40 minutes even for experienced users? Why is there a limit for people under 124 rep? As long as there's a limit for number of ...
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How do I delete all my comments?

I want to delete all of my comments, but the https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/comments/$ID/delete API method has a limit of 20 deletions per day. I don't want to call it every day for months, so is ...
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What exactly is the rate limit for editing your own posts?

According to the complete guide on rate-limiting, users are limited to editing only five of their own posts per day, plus an undisclosed number that increases with their reputation. What exactly is ...
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How can one avoid the 40 min compulsory break in between two questions? [duplicate]

If someone has an account on Stack Overflow and also on Mathematics Stack Exchange and Physics Stack Exchange and if that person asks a question on Stack Overflow at 11am, they will have to wait until ...
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How was this new user able to post two questions less than 40 minutes apart?

New users who have less than 125 reputation are subject to a 40-minute time limit between asking questions, network-wide. Today, however, this 1-rep user was able to post two questions within 8 ...
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Is there an appeals process for the automatic question rate limit? [duplicate]

I get this message: It looks like you might need a break - take a breather and come back soon! You've asked 4 questions recently, some of which have not been received very well by the ...
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Separate the global low-rep posting timeout into a "Meta" and "Not Meta" timeout

After having asked "You can only post once every 40 minutes": Why is this timeout applied to a site *and* its meta? Should it be? and fallen down the rabbit hole of duplicates therefrom, I ...
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Stack of questions to ask in future [duplicate]

Sometimes I have several questions simultaneously (for example, I'm reading a paragraph and I don't understand two parts of it) and I want to ask them in this site. However, Stack Exchange just ...
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30 days rate limit on display name changing is not enforced

I noticed a user who was able to change their name after only 19 hours (and 2 minutes), somehow breaking the 30 days rare limit that should be imposed on this: The above proves the name change ...
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Exempt users with the association bonus from the IP-based question rate limit

I've just created an account on Cross Validated, and typed up my first question. Unfortunately, when I try to submit it, I get an You can only post once every 40 minutes error message. I've never ...
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Automatically move comments to chat if the author already posted a few comments on the same post

Summary Force comments to chat if the author already posted n comments or is replying to such a comment. This should considerably reduce moderation load of long comment threads. Proposal ...
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Come across a post that needs flagging but ran out of flags

Say if I come across a post that needs to be flagged. For example, it is SPAM, Rude or Offensive or Not An Answer. Then I realise I have reached my daily flag limit. What should be done to alert ...
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Can we reduce the delay for flagging comments?

I often read a thread of old comments then go through and flag all the no-longer-needed ones*, but there's a wait of 5 seconds to flag a comment. The wait is a bit annoying, so I'd like it to be ...
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Broken timer? "You can only post once every 40 minutes."

Recently, I asked my first question on retrocomputing.stackexchange.com . I later attempted to ask a second question there, but when I clicked the "Post Your Question" button, a div element with a ...
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Don’t rate limit Archive.org as much

Sometimes an Archive.org capture shows too many requests instead of the site: https://web.archive.org/web/20181202194435/https://english.stackexchange.com/ I think (but I don’t have a link) that ...
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Posting only once every 40 minutes even for experienced users?

I have low rep on Physics & Woodworking, but not so on Stack Overflow. I just tried to ask < 40 minute interval on those two and got hit with the once-per-40-minute rule: I posted once on ...
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Getting "You can only post once every 40 minutes." on my first post of the day (to any SE site) [duplicate]

On my very first post to any SE site today, I was blocked by the "You can only post once every 40 minutes" message. I haven't posted to any SE site in at least 24 hours. I have read "You can ...
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Users can bypass the 30-day username change limit by constantly changing name within 15 minutes

Note: Not a duplicate of Name Change Limiting can be Broken, as the bug reported there is different; it has to do with account association, while this one is a completely different issue resulting in ...
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Can we introduce comment flag bans as we have for posts flags?

Declined post flags give people warnings and can result in flag bans. Allow recovery from flag hellban There's a rise in both flags and in declined flags, as reviewed in these two questions: Can we ...
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Pluralization Bugs in Rate-Limit Message

In the recent (deleted) meta.SO question: Why have I been ban from asking questions from SO? [duplicate] @Shog9 posted the following screenshot of the rate-limit message that is shown to new users ...
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Countdown for the message "you can ask once in 40 minutes"

Instead of the static message, "you can ask only once in 40 minutes", maybe display a countdown? 40 minutes are quite long; what I do I left the tab open and retry submitting after a time I feel the ...
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Is there a way to make people not feel as bad when they contribute to this network? [closed]

Some stack exchange users might not like feeling like they've done something wrong on Stack Exchange and can't doing anything without wondering if they're going to do something wrong and hate that. ...
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Remove the comment flag rate limit when flagging comments on the same post

In Can we remove the 5 second rate limiting on comment flags?, a status-declined tag was thrown on a request to remove the 5-second rate limit entirely. The reason provided was that abuse becomes more ...
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Should we disallow users from immediately deleting their accounts if they've made one post?

When a user wants to delete their account, if they have posted 0 or 1 times, their account is deleted immediately; otherwise, they have to wait 24 hours for their account to be deleted after ...
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Why am I being rate-limited when my last post was 15 hours ago? [duplicate]

A few minutes ago, while trying to post a question on User Experience, I was shown the dreaded error "You can only post once every 40 minutes" According to my network profile, my last post for any ...
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"You can only post once every 40 minutes" on my first post [duplicate]

I have never posted on the Monero Stack Exchange site yet. I just wrote my first question, but when I click "Post Your Question", I get "You can only post once every 40 minutes." I haven't ...
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Can't ask question on Arqade because I've asked too many recently [duplicate]

I've just recently posted a question on Arqade, and I was going to post another one about a separate topic, when I got a message that I've "asked 2 questions recently." The last time I asked another ...
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Please extend the automatic slow-down system to also apply to answers

A couple of years ago a rolling rate limit was added that limited the number of new questions a brand new user could ask, and adjusted that limit based on the feedback they were getting. It was there ...
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The screen name change rate limit doesn't exist anymore

According to Jeff, https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/38180/228134 only one display name change is allowed every 30 days there is a 15 minute grace period after each change during which you may change ...
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Can we remove the 5 second rate limiting on comment flags?

Flagging multiple comments on the same post is a massive pain. I spend about 70% of the time just sitting there waiting for 5 seconds to pass to be able to flag another one. Since we already have a ...
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See daily limits

Is there a place where you can monitor all the limits for the current day? I know for example on votes, it will notify you on the last 5 votes you have left over. Is there something similar for other ...
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