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Questions tagged [rate-limiting]

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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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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Limit one question per week [duplicate]

May I know why I cannot post any question on this site? When I look at the help center it says...I have posted too many questions with poor quality. But I really don't understand how's that even ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Potential privacy breach due to question rate limit from IP addresses

I initially asked this question here, in Bitcoin Meta because I faced this problem originally in Bitcoin SE. I decided to ask this question here due to the very little attention it received there and ...
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Please add a block for new users when they try to post multiple answers to the same question

About an hour ago a new user on Aviation.SE posted 5 "answers" to the same question in less than 15 minutes. Only the first was an actual answer, the second was an addition and the remaining were ...
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Cannot improve suggested tag wiki edit after hitting the rate limit

After submitting a tag wiki edit, you can improve your own suggested edit by hitting the Edit Tag Info button: (sidenote: why does the profanity tag have VB syntax highlighting?!) However, if you're ...
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Wrong wording of rate limiting message when editing tag wikis

When editing tag wikis, you're limited to one edit per 30 seconds (see the rate limiting guide). However, the displayed message is slightly confusing: You can perform this action again in 30 ...
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Implement an asynchronous queue for new questions

Today I have found out that the maximum allowed frequency of posting new questions is 1 question in 40 minutes across all Stack Exchange communities taken together. Given that there are many ...
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“Too many requests from this IP address” while attempting to merge accounts

Let me tell you a story: I want to merge two accounts. I proceeded as explained in How can one link / merge / combine / associate two accounts / users? (Anonymous / unregistered / cookie, or OpenID / ...
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Why not have a crawl delay in your robots.txt?

My crawler follows Stack's robots.txt directives (it is a general web crawler so hitting many domains). Yet, when I am done crawling I frequently get blocked from accessing your website from a browser ...
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Why do I get to review more than 20 suggested edits if there are fewer than 150 suggested edits pending?

According to this answer: When the queue size is greater than 150, you will have 40 reviews a day When the queue size is less than 150, you will have 20 reviews a day However, I got to ...
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Why could Stack Exchange block someone just for visiting 64 or more tags on tagoverflow?

On this question at biology - meta, I found the following link: http://p.migdal.pl/tagoverflow/?site=biology&size=32, noted as TagOvwrflow. The site shows the following dialog box. I could not ...
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Is there any rate limit for protecting questions?

I have just started to protect some questions which I see fit, however, I don't know if there's an actual hard limit. Is there a limit to how many questions I can Protect at the same time? Obviously ...
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Bypassing the rate limiting from multiple users at the same IP address

At school I am constantly getting the "You can only post once every 90 minutes" message, even if I have never posted before. After a bit of research I found out that this was not actually my account, ...
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Why does the 40 minute question limit apply to both main and meta sites? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Movies & TV about a series that did not have a tag yet. Not having the 300 rep to add a new tag, I posed the question with the closest tag I could find, and then went to ...
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Can we reset the 40 minute question asking limit for users that delete their own questions?

Today a user asked a question on Money.SE. It is a fine question, but it is off-topic for Money.SE and really belongs on Economics.SE. I suggested that the OP delete and repost on Economics.SE, ...
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Let's re-evaluate the Question Timer

I know this seems like a good idea, but this far into the game you should be able to tell from network behavior that I'm not a spammer… I had a compound question. I broke it up because ...
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Do edits count to 40 minute asking limit?

I have asked question yesterday this morning I have slightly edited it and when I tried to ask on different SO site I got You can only post once every 40 minutes. Is this ok? Or am I missing ...
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Why are we allowed to ask only one question per 40 minutes? [duplicate]

Why are we allowed to ask only one question per 40 minutes? Shouldn't this time be reduced? Also, when I was posting my second question on Computer Science.SE then this time limit was 40 minutes but ...
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Why is the 1 question per 40 minutes limit enforced ACROSS different sites?

A bit of background: I have Asperger's syndrome. One consequence of that is, generally, even a simple half-a-page post takes from 30 to 60 minutes to write and leaves me quite tired. (Which, as far as ...
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Name changing rate limit can be circumvented in chat by changing parent site

We in the Root Access chat room just noticed (ahem) that the rate limit on display name changes can be circumvented by changing the parent site. That is, a user can change names extremely quickly by ...
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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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What is the maximum number of edits that can enter the Suggested Edit Review Queue? [duplicate]

This question (Wiki-tag edit error is non-descriptive) seems to suggest that there is a maximum number of suggested edits that can be in the queue at a time. What is this value? Is it different for ...
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Does the new user rate limit apply even when you are a new user on only one site?

I am registered on about 80 SE sites, am an "avid user"(>200 rep) on about 30, and a modest user (103-199 rep) on about 20 more. Once when I tried to ask a question on Open Data (my "new user" site), ...
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Submitting an edit after you hit the suggested edit limit should not return a server error [duplicate]

I ran into a bug on Retrocomputing where I hit the suggested edit limit while editing tag wikis without realizing it, and attempting to submit any subsequent suggestions returned a server error, ...
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Error 429 Too many requests on stackoverflow.com [closed]

I'm on a network that apparently makes too many requests to stackoverflow.com (I thought I was the only one) I get iterations of the following whenever I try to access the domain: Error 429 Too many ...
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What defines “heavily downvoted”?

Also related: Are heavily downvoted answers automatically deleted? I heard that you can get a ban or suspension for heavily down-voted questions. What defines "heavily down-voted"? Is it different ...
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40 minute re-post limit bug

I signed up for Video.SE with two questions to ask. Asked my first, no problem. Tried to ask my second about 15 minutes later, but it informed me that: You can only post once every 40 minutes. ...
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What about a countdown to 00:00 (12:00 AM) UTC?

Users occasionally hit their daily flag/vote/review/reputation limits which reset at 00:00 UTC, especially on Stack Overflow. There should be a countdown to 00:00 UTC so that everyone can see when ...
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Why the limit of only 1 post every 40 minutes on meta sites for trusted Stack Exchange contributors? [duplicate]

People like myself are Stack Exchange trusted users with thousands of reputation points and hundreds of badges. In other words, we've proven ourselves as people who are assets to Stack Exchange and ...
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How many questions can I watch via WebSockets at the same time?

Stack Exchange provides a way to watch a question (i.e. receive real-time information about up- and downvotes, new answers, new comments, edits, closures and deletions) via WebSockets. You just have ...
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Implement cross-site posting rate limits to slow down spammers

In the morning of March 19th, a newly-registered user posted 11 spam questions in as many minutes: While asking questions is rate-limited, these rate limits are not applied across sites, allowing ...
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Replace vote locking with rate limit on changing votes

Status quo Currently, your votes are locked in permanently, after a 5 minute window from the time of your first vote, or your first vote cast after the most recent edit to the post (https://meta....
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Increasing reviews per queue incrementally beyond 1000

Currently review limits are set at: 20 reviews per queue per day if the queue size is less than 1000 40 reviews per queue per day if the queue size is 1000 or more If there is a an increment of ...
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How many edits can be made per day? [duplicate]

Once a user has editing privileges, how many edits can a user make per day on posts generally per site? This The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide does not give information about the total limit per day
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Should I delete my own questions with answers?

I don't know much about this, But I've some of the questions on which some user has answered (not helpful answer) also but I want to delete those questions, but whenever I go to delete that question. ...
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Please rate limit the password reset functionality

Just received ~70 unsolicited password reset mails from Super User, so abusive...
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Are page requests rate-limited (throttled)?

I'm building an application that detects plagiarized answers on Stack Overflow, so I need to retrieve the content of answers programatically. I know I can do this using the Stack Exchange API, but ...