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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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Not being able to post more than once every 20 mins means I can't file all my bug reports easily [duplicate]

I'm trying to be a helpful citizen and file a whole bunch of bug reports for the Android app. But the 20-minute limit is getting in my way; really unhelpful for everyone involved. I've got lots of ...
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Why can 1 rep users post so many answers so fast?

I just came across this(10k only) on Ask Ubuntu. (Image Link) A new, one-rep user just posted thirteen "abusive" answers over fifteen minutes. Is there ever a legitimate reason for a user, especially ...
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How can this user review more than 20 edits per day? [duplicate]

Today, in the suggested edits review stats, How is this possible? He is not even a moderator.
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Tell rate-limited users how long they have to wait before asking a new question

New users are limited to one question per an hour, but once they'll hit this limit, all they see is You can only post once every 60 minutes. I think it would be very appreciate to change / extend this ...
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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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Which is more common: rep cap on meta, using all close votes, or …?

There are a number of behaviours common to those who want to make SO better. Each of them carries a "you've done all you can today" achievement with it: Post questions or answers on Meta that are ...
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Rate limit questioners who consecutively ask closed questions [duplicate]

Often times a user will ask a series of questions that get closed, one right after the other. They will often ask these over the course of the same day, sometimes they'll even ask all 6 of their daily ...
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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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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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20 minute timeout persists even when new user signs in

I just borrowed my coworkers workstation to ask a question on SO. He had just posted a question before I borrowed his workstation. After logging him out and and logging myself in and attempting to ...
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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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Increase the daily number of delete votes

The daily number of delete votes seems awfully low - I can get through my 15 delete votes (as a 20k user) in a few minutes from the delete tab on moderator tools, the 'new answers to old questions' ...
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How do I find out when I can ask another question?

I've been a greedy piggy and asked lots of questions, and now I'm getting this message: You can only ask 50 questions in a 30-day period. Other than counting the messages over the past 30 days, is ...
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Remove “You may only submit a comment vote every 5 seconds” for high rep users [duplicate]

Often times there are multiple good comments on a question and you want to upvote them all. However, you can only do one every 5 seconds. I presume this is to prevent spam (especially from bots). ...
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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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Rate limiting on voting system

I recently came across a question and I saw the vote counter was updating as usual when people up-vote it. But then I saw it was really another user upvoting, downvoting, upvoting, etc. I joined in ...
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Answers being blocked from deletion [duplicate]

Sorry if this is perhaps a duplicate of an already answered question. I am very curious of the purpose of being blocked from deleting answers after the limit of 5 daily deletions have been reached?
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Posting question within 20 min could be reviewed instead of restricting

Currently MSO only allow to post once in 20 min, at-least for the beginners like me, instead of restricting the user from submitting it could be queued for a review and allowed to be posted based on ...
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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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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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Why do I see “Too many edits”?

I am confused, as I thought we already fixed that problem in this question (March 2013). this limit should now scale with reputation. Folks who are posting many answers every day for long periods ...
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Is there a limit to the number of answers per time period? [duplicate]

The site reasonably has a limit to the number of questions per time period, e.g. 6 questions per 24 hours. Is there a comparable limit to the number of answers per time period? If not, why not? Is ...
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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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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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How to ask the another question within the less than 20 minute on the StackOverflow? [duplicate]

TO ask a another question within 20 minute on the Stack overflow not possible,
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Is there a max number of answers per day [duplicate]

The question pretty much says it all, Is there a max number of answers per day. While I'm at it is there a max number of questions. If there isn't does anyone think it should be implemented.
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Removing a comment and try to vote up another one in under 5 seconds [duplicate]

When i remove a comment of mine and after that directly try to upvote another one i receive the message, that a upvote for a comment is only possible every 5 seconds. Is this a wanted behaviour? ...
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Make Vote after 30 Seconds [duplicate]

Yesterday, I saw serial upvotes to my Questions and Answers. Today all those upvotes were reversed, as per the rules. But, today I see that I am being serial-downvoted. Now, I don't know if these ...
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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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Death to the Timer Reset! [duplicate]

Everytime I hit a rate limit (doing legitimate things) I am slapped in the face two times: I have to wait The timer will reset each time I try I will concede that there must be a reason for timer ...
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How to find the number of comment votes remaining today?

How can I find the number of comment votes that I voted today? Additional question: Is there any way to find out the total number of comment votes of mine for all time?
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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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Add a timer to the rate-limiting messages for asking questions [duplicate]

I'm getting this message: You can only ask 6 questions in a 24-hour period Could you add a timer, so that I know how much time I have to wait?
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Change “You can only ask 6 questions in a 24-hour period” to non-positive scoring questions only [duplicate]

I'm getting this message: You can only ask 6 questions in a 24-hour period I understand we don't want users flooding the stack. However, when these 6 questions are good, then why not allow the ...
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Add a section on rate limiting to the Help Center

When I read the post (assembly: what is the return value exactly doing?), the user mentioned that he had hit a maximum number of posts. I looked at the help page but didn't find anything. The help ...
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Did the chat time limits get changed?

I've been travelling for a while, and haven't been in chat for a while. I came back today, and found that my previous typing speed of messages frequently results in rate limit errors, which I haven't ...
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Throttle comment flagging in the dialog box

When flagging comments I hit the rate limit often enough for it to annoy. Each 'hit' forces a re-open of the dialog, select reason, hit the "Flag Comment" button - somewhat clunky. Instead, could we ...
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How was this user able to ask four spam questions so quickly?

User[9815934087] was able to ask four spam questions within 45 minutes. How could someone ask that many questions so quickly?
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Please update comment rate limiting text to include all things it rate limits so users stop thinking it's a bug [duplicate]

Lots of people get confused and post stuff like this: Comment deletion counts as a comment vote Because this text, while validly noting rate-limiting is happening, is not validly saying what is ...
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Do not rate-limit deletion of my own comments [duplicate]

Deleting own comments is rate-limited to one every 5s, similar to voting on comments... not good. An example scenario is a Comment thread where you were talking with someone who deleted their Comments ...
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Why is opening the close/flag dialog rate-limited?

Many of features of Stack Overflow are rate limited either to restrict spam bots and inexperienced users (posting questions and answers) or to reduce impact of heavy queries. Why is loading the ...
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Give a proper inline error instead of an empty page when hitting rate limits

I don't hit this limit often, but when you get the "you can only perform this action every 60 seconds" (what action?) like when posting a question, it just dumps you on a blank page with only that ...
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Maximum no. of posts added to favourites list per day [duplicate]

What is the maximum number of posts that can be added to favourites list by an user on a single day?
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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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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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Is the 20 minute wait between posting questions affected by reputation?

I have to wait 20 minutes in between each question I ask on Stack Overflow. If I had more reputation would this period be lessened or removed?
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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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Remove 20 reviews per day for people who gained gold badge for that review type

I realize that the 20 reviews per user per day limitation is to prevent gaming the system into awarding badges (That limitation fails miserably by the way, but that's not the topic of discussion). I ...
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How about “you may only submit 2 comment votes every 10 seconds”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get x comment votes per x minutes, rather than one vote per 5 seconds? When reading a list of comments, it is common for me to decide what I will vote up, before I ...
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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 ...