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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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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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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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50 question per month limit? [duplicate]

I get a message: Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 50 questions in a 30 day period Why is there a question limit? 50/month is just not enough :)
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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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Daily close votes queue limit [closed]

This question is related to this (jan23), this (mar 12) and many others; with the difference that close queue on SO today is 20k longer = 74k. I read & understand about the fear for robot-...
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Rolling question rate limits are now network-wide

When you think of Q&A sites, you think of a place where you come to get answers to your questions. But, where do those answers come from? What doesn't immediately stand out for many folks is that ...
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Rate limit suggested edits

We need a hard rate limit on suggested edits, to limit the damage someone can do with blasting the review queue with minor edit suggestions. Case in point: this user peppered the site with a whopping ...
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Can we get x comment votes per y minutes, rather than one vote per 5 seconds?

I quite often will read a thread of comments, and want to vote up a few of them. I vote one up, read the next few comments, vote up another and get a *giant red box*. I've seen that "You can only ...
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Comments that fail to post start the “You can only comment every 5 seconds” timer

First: This is not about whether rate-limiting is good or bad. This is not a misunderstanding of what the "Only 1 comment allowed per 5 seconds; timer reset." message means. This is not about ...
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Why are low-rep users rate-limited when posting questions?

I just encountered the following error: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: users with less than 125 reputation can only post questions every 20 minutes; try again later. Why ...
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Getting “can only post questions every 20 minutes” but did not post recently

Trying to post a question (on StackOverflow), and get the message: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: users with less than 125 reputation can only post questions every 20 ...
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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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Name Change Limiting can be Broken

Steps to reproduce: Change your name on Stack Overflow. After some time it won't allow to change your name again for one month Create user account in Super User or change your name on Super User ...
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Please make the multiple comment timer less annoying (non-resetting etc.)

As a little feature to prevent comment spam, you can only enter one comment every 15 seconds. That's a very reasonable limitation, since you very rarely have a good reason to write comments that ...
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Allow more than 1 comment upvote in 5 seconds [duplicate]

This dialog box pops up so much that it's annoying. Please have it removed or allow something like 5 comment upvotes every 5 seconds. At the least, make the box very small or replace the vote button ...
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Please return the comment rate limit to a flat 30 seconds

Recently, Jeff was inadvertently alerted to the fact that the rate limit on comments was a flat 30 seconds, and that users could button-mash their way to success. Apparently, this was not the original ...
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How do the review limits work?

I got the brand new Custodian badge today for reviewing posts. Inspired by that, I reviewed some more suggested edits. Now I ran into a limit: You have no more suggested edit votes today; come back ...
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Why are we limited to six questions per day?

Why is this limit there? (Jeff just says here that he won't increase the limit.) Some users have cases where they need to ask a few separate questions. And also if they are related, I thought that it ...
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What is the reasoning behind limiting “recidivists” to post one question per week?

Anti-Recidivism System currently restricts recreated accounts to "posting only one question per week..." I would like to understand why this rate was picked, and not, say, once a day or once a month? ...
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Why rate-limit searches?

Why in the world would Stack Exchange rate limit searches? I was just trying to do a search to find a dupe I knew was out there, and having a hard time between my typos and the arcane SE mechanism ...
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You have already deleted 5 of your own posts today; further deletes are blocked

I can't delete more than 5 of my own posts in a single day. Is this a bug, or intended behavior? I'm trying to clean up old, crappy posts of mine. Similar-looking problem, but it claims to be status-...
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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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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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Daily review limit exceeded

I have just reached my limit of suggested edits for the day when I noticed someone else has 21, when the limit is 20, how can this be?
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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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Why are suggested edit votes limited?

Is there a reason why I can only vote on 30 suggested edits per day? I don't think there is a real problem that more votes are abused or something like that. But every time, I reach this limit and ...
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Implement a Selective Comment Ban

We all know the drill. Comments are temporary and intended to clarify stuff to make the posts better. We know they are an absolute nightmare to cleanup, but it's also really hard to figure out how to ...
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Reconcile the 5 edits limit with a large set of updates of one's old answers

Context: Gitolite V3 just got released (an authorization layer in Perl to manage read/write access on Git repositories). As a result, all the old V2 documentation links I used this past two years in ...
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Prevent repeated starring and unstarring of messages

It appears that you get to blink stars on any message as frequently as you want, as long as you want. Some child on The Bridge has just found out about this and the only approach I can think of - ...
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App question timer shouldn't kick in until submission

I attempted to ask a question using the iOS app, but it was rejected due to lack of a required tag. On adding the tag I found that I wasn't permitted to submit the question for another 60 seconds, ...
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Bill the Lizard's Closing Antics

Bill the Lizard is the number 1 reviewer when it comes to Close Votes. Now I can only respect the amount of time he's put in to sealing that podium position, however he's doing this in such a way that ...
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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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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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Search doesn't remember the tabs

When searching a site, we have four tabs: relevance,newest,votes,active. Now, the auto-focused tab is "relevance". Sometimes, I want to search via the newest tab. Since search sucks, this required ...
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Reviewing suggested edit of own post after completing 20 reviews

I've completed 20 suggested edits reviews today. Then, I came across a suggested edit to my own post and I approved it. Then, I had a doubt that whether the review count has incremented or not, oh! ...
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Thank you for reviewing 20 close votes today! [duplicate]

So I did what I thought was my 40 reviews in the Close Vote Review Queue today. However, when I went to see about reviewing other queues, I noticed the message for the Close Votes said, "Thank you for ...
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To change the 30-second time limit in comments

I find myself correcting typos rather often. So often, in fact, that I need to wait 30 seconds to fix typos in my comments sometimes. It would be nice if I could delete my own comments in the first ...
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No longer earning rep for editing posts

In the last week+ I've edited a lot of posts (through seeing many issues) and earned reasonable rep for it (despite accepted edits in the suggested queue). But, for some reason, I no-longer earn rep ...
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Why can't someone edit more than five of his/her own posts per day?

I was improving some of my old posts on Stack Overflow when I ended up encountering this: You have already edited 5 of your own post today; futher edits are not allowed until tomorrow I ...
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No one likes quitting cold turkey

The ban process is very useful to preventing low quality posts - for the most part. One very large glaring issue with it is that users can bypass it at will by using a different account. On a daily ...
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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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Link rot “request for edit”: How a user will be able to edit his/her own post when confronted with the “Edit limit”?

The question "Does Stack Exchange Crawl Web Sites?" mentions: all being planned at the moment, in a nutshell, community will add a "special comment" to the post asking the creator to fix it, it ...
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Can I get a one-time break on the name-change-every-thirty-days rule?

I had no idea -- perhaps there was no warning, or perhaps I didn't read it -- that if I changed my name it would be stuck for 30 days. I just want to go back to the name I've been using for months. ...
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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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“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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How to increase quota for questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 50 question per month limit? I hit the limit of 50 questions per 30 days. How I can increase my quota?
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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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Why must I wait three minutes after posting an answer to post another answer?

I like this site, but what makes me despise sites are things like this: Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: new users can only post answers every 3 minutes; try again later. So ...
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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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Lift or reduce the comment rate-limiting timer for moderators

This is easily the most annoying timer on the site: post a second comment too quickly after the first, and the system kicks it back, telling you to wait 15 seconds. Count to 15 too quickly and retry, ...