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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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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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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Question limited after so much work for Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow, I got the following error message. What? I have been helping users on Stack Overflow for two years. I have posted almost 500 answers and only 100 questions. I have gained ...
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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 ...
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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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Should delete votes be limited like close votes?

First off, let me say that I am not against deleting questions. I have done a fair bit of it in the past. However, I think that when the same three or four people account for 80% of the deleted ...
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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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Increase the limit of 6 questions in 24 hours

Is there a way to augment the limit of 6 questions in 24 hours ?
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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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Could someone clarify the comment: `Yea, but other throttles are relaxed based on rep`

In this question, @Rosinante posted the comment almost at the very bottom: Yea, but other throttles are relaxed based on rep Is this true? Do the timers, etc. go away with higher rep? This would ...
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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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Let me choose when I use my close votes

There have been some questions recently about how large the close-votes queue is and whether it can be improved along with requests for more close votes. On Stack Overflow I rarely use all my close ...
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Remove flag limit for users with Marshal badge?

I fully understand the purpose of limiting the number of flags a user can raise, and there is a great post here that questions the limit and explains how the value is calculated. I particularly like ...
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Question Limit exceeded but I haven't asked any!

I've literally just signed up to Stack Overflow and I tried asking my first question, unfortunately I keep getting this error message You can only ask 50 questions in a 30-day period. Having just ...
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On the recent changes to flagging and limits

Looks like flagging has been affected by releases today: are these intended affects? Higher daily limits (appear doubled for me, flagging of posts limit also doubled) Explained by Shog9 below. Soft ...
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Message about already having edited 15 posts by retagging them

I got this message right now: The edits it refers to were only retaggings, as far as I can tell. However, I can still retag my posts. Does retagging count towards the "At most 15 edits to old posts" ...
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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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Is the daily question limit actually being enforced?

A week or so ago I read Optimizing for Pearls, Not Sand and as more of an answerer than asker, I rejoiced at the new questions-per-day limit. Considering the time it takes to ask quality questions, 6 ...
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If I'm out of spam flags, tell me sooner

At the moment, suppose I see a post that I want to flag. The workflow is: Open the page. Click “flag”. Select the flag reason. Click the “flag question” button. Get feedback that I've used up my ...
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Should limits be placed on new users who create paths of destruction? [duplicate]

Specifically this user: https://stackoverflow.com/users/688654/amol His questions are coming quickly and have problems: They require significant editing (which the SO community is stepping up, but ...
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Scale daily review caps more effectively to bring even busy queues to 0 instead of 1000

On a number of sites*, there's enough review flow to reliably keep certain queue backlogs in the dozens or even hundreds. This is discouraging to regular reviewers; some sites struggle recruiting more ...
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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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Cap number of answers for new users

I found an user who posted 790 trivial, low-voted answers in two months... wait, that's more than 20 answers per day! Isn't it too many, too low quality? He is 6k rep now, but his answers are ...
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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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suggested edits after limit of 20 runs out - how to proceed?

I'm fairly sure I've seen something before, but my search-fu appears to be lacking this morning... I love SO and actively pursue some tags, and when nothing's active there, I tend to go through the ...
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Should the amount of possible edit suggestions per day be limited? [duplicate]

As a reviewer noted nicely: User is editing too much post today. Obviously not interested in content but in reputation Not exactly a valid rejection reason in general, but said user suggested many ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why wait to delete a question after it is closed

I admit I posted a bad question and when I try to delete it I get the message "To allow for possible reopening, you may delete the message in 2 days". What's the point of this?
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Add a time limit before you can vote on a post [closed]

There needs to be a timer or something on upvoting/downvoting. I posted an answer to a question and as soon as the page loaded, my answer was already down voted. There is no way someone had the time ...
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Review audits should not be counted to the count of daily reviews

I propose to make review audits not counting to the count of daily reviews. Why? Because reviewing review audits doesn't give anything for SE community (review audits are only checking is reviewer ...
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Why do I have to wait x amount of hours before I can delete my own question? [closed]

I am trying to delete one of my own questions but this messages pops up, "To allow for possible reopening, you may delete in 18 hours". If I asked the question why can't I delete it at my discretion? ...
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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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Why I am not allowed to delete more than 5 answers in a day [duplicate]

I want to cleanup my answer due to whatever reasons. I get an error something like I have already deleted 5 post...... Why is this restriction.
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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 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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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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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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Comment editing timeout well before “link” is removed

I attempted to edit a comment close to the 5 minute timeout and was denied the opportunity to Save. I cancelled and added a new comment. While I was watching, the edit link of the previous comment ...
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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 ...