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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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 ...
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Are self-edit limits only imposed on sub2k reputation accounts?

I have a superuser.com account that's sub 2000 reputation points. I have an Arqade account with 20k+ reputation points. I am unable to self-edit my own questions up to 5 times a day? according to ...
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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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Allow bursts of comment flags

Instead of a flat rate of no more than 1 comment flag every 3 seconds, change it to something like no more than 5 comment flags every 15 seconds. The overall rate is the same, but by allowing for ...
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How do I bypass the “one answer per 3 minutes” rule?

I am one of the developers of Kubernetes. We have an on-call rotation answering questions here, but we get rate-limited in our answers. How can I, the owner of the product, answer more questions ...
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Waiting 60 seconds every time I make a mistake when posting a question is a pain

Waiting 60 seconds every time I make a mistake when posting a question with the Android app is a pain. Couldn't this delay be lowered to some more user-friendly delay? (mistake = e.g. forgetting ...
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Cannot post question due to some false time constraint [duplicate]

I am using Stack Overflow. I just logged in and am trying to post a question by clicking the "Post Your Question" button, but it gives a pop-up saying "You can only post once every 90 minutes." I didn'...
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Does asking questions from a computer on same network counts the number of Question asked? [duplicate]

I work in a small programming company of 5 people. Stack Overflow being a great help we use it, as it provides us solutions to our problems or at least provides the best suggestions to overcome ...
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Why is rolling back not rate limited? [duplicate]

I just managed to roll this question back about 20 times, in 3 minutes: In fact, the only reason I couldn't do more was the IP address "unusual number of requests" limit: Almost everything else I ...
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Maximum question limits? Or just rolling?

Are rolling limits the ONLY limit on all SE sites now? In other words, has the maximum of 50 questions for every 30 days (previously on ELU and Maths) been repealed? I read Rolling question rate ...
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Help Center article on question rate limiting should appear under Asking

Asking is one of the more visible categories of Help Center, placed in upper left. Among others, it contains the article on Why are questions no longer being accepted from my account? (blue circle ...
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Throttle comment button to prevent double submission

If you type in a comment, and then press enter very quickly in succession, you will produce two comments in succession. I wasn't able to get more than 2, but 2 is fairly easy. Perhaps the enter ...
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Rogue Rate Limiter [duplicate]

So I was clicking around on the new profile page here on meta and I got presented with this... While I understand the purpose of a rate limiter, seems like its prob. being a little to aggressive..
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How many requests are too many?

I'm writing a small script that makes a large amount of requests in order to obtain data that can't be acquired via the API (for example, getting a user's network profile URL, scraping the network ...
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How do “neutral” and migrated questions affect your ability to ask questions on the site?

I've asked four questions on the User Experience site. One was deleted, one was "migrated" and two were otherwise "neutral." Of the two neutral questions, one had one up- and one down- vote, and one ...
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Only successful question posts should count towards rate limit

On my last question, I missed off bug, so my question was rejected. I went back and added the tag, hit submit, and was then told I couldn't post another question for another 46 seconds. Additionally, ...
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Why is there a minimum time between two comments?

Sometime I need to leave something that will span more than one comments. But there seems to be a requirement of minimum time length between two comments, and the timer is reset if the requirement is ...
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“You can only post once every 20 minutes”

I have 15K reputation in one of the SE sites, I don't have such restrictions. Now I entered a new SE site and I can't post twice in 20 minutes. I think if a user is trusted somewhere he should be ...
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Why are there 2 different comment flag rate limitings?

When I flag a comment, I get 2 different limits: and The first one was triggered by me trying to flag 2 comments on the same post that were obsolete - it popped up when I clicked the flag button (i....
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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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For quality blocks / warnings, system seems to penalize migrated answered questions the same as deleted ones

As far as I know, question blocks / quality warnings system tends to rather heavily penalize deleted answered questions: The folks we're concerned about are the ones who ask a question, and then ...
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Improve the rate-limit to prevent rage-quits via self-edits

This user has been editing all of their posts to askwale and similar stuff for a while now. It's gotten to about 30 edits, but they're not being blocked from editing their own posts because this ...
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Close Vote review thresholds

Recently on Ask Ubuntu Meta I asked this question Should we be able to review 40 close votes when the queue length is less than 1000? Because the review queue is, in my opinion, too long and bad ...
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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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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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Confusing comment vote rate-limiting dialog

The current comment vote rate-limiting dialog says: This is confusing, since the rate limitation is not sliding, as the comment text implies. This can be seen by: Voting on a comment Waiting 4 ...
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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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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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Suggested edits pending approval indicator lights when I exceeded daily review limit [duplicate]

Recently top-bar started to feature indicator with number of pending reviews [actually it seems that it shows number of suggested edits approvals only, not sure]. That's good. But why does it appear ...
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Show me when I will be able to post again after hitting the maximum number of questions in 30 days

Once you've been too curious for too long, you hit the Stack Overflow wall: Rather than try to post the question every hour until it is finally allowed to go through, it would be nice if SO showed ...
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Any chance for reconsideration of the 5 deletes/day limit?

I know this has been asked already, but that ended with I'll see about what we can do about possibly lightening the load without harming its intent And the limit is still in place. My ...
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“You can only post once every 20 minutes” validation does not work

The validation Posting a new question after 20 minutes is not working. You can compare the time this current question was posted with the time the previous question was posted. One may compare these ...
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Delete comment limit on Android app

I know on the desktop site there is a limit of 5 seconds on adding new comments. This also applies to deleting comments. Does the same logic apply on the Android app? I have seen a message for adding ...
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Comment delete limit

Are there any restrictions for comment's if I delete my own comments many times? After deleting some my own question, I've found that I was permanently blocked from asking question. Is it gonna happen ...
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What does “Q only votes can't be used after 25 votes cast on answers” mean?

30 votes per day +10 for questions only (Q only votes can't be used after 25 votes cast on answers) In The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide, here's the explanation for the votes. But although I try my ...
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How many edits can a high-rep user have?

5 edits on own posts per day, more for high-rep users (scales with reputation) The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide does not say anything about the exact number a high-rep user can have. Can someone tell ...
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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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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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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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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 ...