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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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Comment deletion and upvoting should not use the same rate limit

I don't see much point in the comment rate limit in general, and the rate limit should at least be smoothed out to allow reading several comments on one post, then upvoting more than one. Still, I ...
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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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Bonus moderation flags for users who have an extremely helpful flag record for the day

It seems like a bit of a backtrack to limit users to only a certain number of moderation flags in the day. I understand why the limit is in place, so people can't "spam" moderators with useless flags (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem with the chat search rate limiter

At some point semi-recently chat searches became rate-limited. I tend to search for something and then immediately change the sort order to "newest". This counts as two rapid searches, and I get this ...
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My answer was posted twice, despite the rate-limit for users with less than 125 reputation

In attempting to post an answer, I got a message saying: Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: users with less than 125 reputation can only post answers every 3 minutes; try ...
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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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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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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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Does the limit of 15 edits also include the tag-wiki edits?

Today I have edited some tag wikis on English Language & Usage; when I edited a question of mine (right some minutes before writing this question), I was said I have already edited 15 posts of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Lower the rate limit for retags

So we've had a mass retag on SFF. I don't know what the rate limit for retags is, I don't even know whether there is one (though I'd be surprised if there wasn't), but I'm pretty sure it's too high ...
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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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Tag editing limits - Give us a chance

As per Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days, there is a limit on editing tags. Over on the Raspberry Pi SE, I made 26 accepted edits, and 9 rejected ones. (Sorry if I've counted ...
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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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Incorrect “You can only comment every 5 seconds” message

I posted a couple of comments I edited them a couple of times I tried to edit one of them again (much more than 5 seconds had passed) => I got the error "You can only comment every 5 seconds". So I ...
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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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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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Remove answer rate limit for community moderators

A few minutes ago I set up a poll on Meta.Mathematica using multiple answers as vote options. I ran into this rate limiter: I do not see the point of limiting community moderators in this way ...
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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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Why doesn't a change in question content allow users to revise their close/open votes?

Currently, SE allows one to change an up- or down-vote once the question has been edited. This seems sensible, as it allows one to to ensure that the vote reflects the current content. However, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Allow us to change our names more often on meta

I know all about why this was implemented, however, 86.63% of the fun in meta was changing our names. Can you let us change them faster? say 1 or 2 weeks instead of monthly?