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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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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 ...
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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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At what point, if ever, do limits on number and frequency of questions get expanded/dropped? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are low-rep users rate-limited when posting questions? When is a user no longer considered a new user? 50 question per month limit? I am going for the world's record ...
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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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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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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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How did this question bypass the dupe-title filter and the question rate-limit?

Here are the two questions: (10k only - since both are now deleted) DVD Sorting Program for C++ Beginners (Help Needed) DVD Sorting Program for C++ Beginners (Help Needed) The titles are exactly the ...
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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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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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Notification of imposed/notional profile limits

In the last 24 hours, I hit the +1000 rep limit for suggested edits on SO. Despite my new-found knowledge of SO and how one should participate, I had neglected to understand (as a fairly new user), ...
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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 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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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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Rate limiting, why does it not display the exact amount of time?

Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: users with less than 125 reputation can only post questions every 20 minutes; try again later This is pretty annoying to begin with, since I've ...
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Does the delay before you're allowed to mark an accepted answer go down as you gain rep?

Does the delay in 'wait xx minutes before you select an answer' go away as you gain rep?
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Make the Chat rate-limit less restrictive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I please be trusted to not to script a bot that dumps an endless stream of spam messages into the chat? Rate limiting isn't supposed to get in the way of normal use; it's ...
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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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Does the “50 questions in 30 days” rate limit mean 30 calendar days, or 720 hours?

All I'm wondering, is if the 30 day timer that one has after submitting 50 questions lasts for 30 calender days, or exactly 720 hours from when the question was asked.
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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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Changing the edit limit for tag wikis

Following on from my previous post (which I admit was not very well thought out), I have decided to ask a better question. When too many of your tag wiki suggestions get rejected, you get banned for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need to tame my twitchy F5 finger?

I just got this error message for the first time (I was getting this as the response to any request on the SE network for about the last five minutes, until now): We're sorry... There are an ...
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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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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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6 questions per day including deleted questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should deleted/closed questions count towards 6 questions in 24 hours rule? Hi for some reason it is saying I have asked 6 questions today but I havent, I have asked 4? It is ...
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Should the 5 edit limit prevent you from hitting edit in the first place?

I was editing some of my questions and answers today on gaming.SE and when I pressed "Save Edits" on the most recent I got the message "You have already edited 5 of your own posts today [...] further ...
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“Holding queue” for questions over the rate limit

Is it possible to have a holding queue for questions that are over the rate limit? User perspective: I just found out today that there is a rate limit of 6 per day. It's a hurtful discovery after ...
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How long does the 50 questions limit last?

I got the 50 questions limit message. How long does this probation lasts? Thanks
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Why is 125 reputation points required to post questions one after another instantly?

Is there any condition for a minimum requirement of 125 reputation points to post questions one after another?
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Please relax the search rate limits for moderators

For a discussion on a meta site where I'm a moderator, I'm in the process of compiling a few statistics. You can only perform 6 searches within a 60 second window, please wait a moment and try ...
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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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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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Is there any limit to number of question one can favorite? [duplicate]

This may be a very strange question. But I am really interested to know if there is any limit on how many questions you can favorite here, say 50 or 100. I'm asking this question because I've ...
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Six questions in 24 hours: when does this reset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Time reset/ending time for “Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 6 questions in a 24 hour period” A couple of times I have been blocked from asking a question on SO ...
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Comment time-out issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comments that fail to post start the “You can only comment every 5 seconds” timer Not a big issue, just something I noticed. I tried to upvote a comment, but I ...
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Why am I hitting a question rate limit when I haven't posted all day? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting “can only post questions every 20 minutes” but did not post recently I only have 107 reputation on Stack Overflow. Often when I try posting a question I ...
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Why do rejected comments still count towards the 1 comment per 15 sec limit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comments that fail to post start the “You can only comment every 5 seconds” timer I just tried to post a comment, In this comment I used multiple @user mentions. ...
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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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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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Please reduce by half search throttling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why rate-limit searches? I got the following error message on Super User: You can only perform 6 searches within a 60 second window, please wait a moment and try again. ...
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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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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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Raise the suggested edit vote limit

In response to this question: Why are suggested edit votes limited? Raise the suggested edit vote limit. Currently it is at 30 per day. I would suggest 60, but any number above 30 would help. ...