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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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 ...
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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. ...
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Is the daily question limit actually being enforced?

A week or so ago I read Optimizing for Pearls, Not Sand and as more of an answerer than asker, I rejoiced at the new questions-per-day limit. Considering the time it takes to ask quality questions, 6 ...
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Proposal: Poor Acceptance Rate Blocks Further Questions

I have seen quite a few users on Stack Overflow recently with an extremely low acceptance rate and a long list of questions. Invariably, when these users ask additional questions, many of the ...
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Hitting the rate limit when flagging comments breaks the flag dialog

If you try and flag two comments in a row, you run into the vote rate-limiter: However, after 5 seconds the flag button no longer works; instead you get: and another 5 second countdown. You need to ...
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50 Questions per 30 days is fine. Does that mean I have to move to another forum?

He he he he... Yea I am guilty here. I shouldn't have asked that many questions. That's what happens when my partner wants me to program in Objective-C, a language I don't know. Well, I improved a lot ...
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Can we improve the UI when the search frequency limit is hit?

While using the (speedy) search on SU and toying around with votes: and users: I quickly hit the wall: The speed of the search fell down from "pretty quick answers" to "zero", without any feedback. I ...
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How does limiting my ability to gain reputation for upvotes (200 per 24 hours) actually “level the playing field”?

I've noticed (linked on in other closed threads) that people have been saying this. In fact, to quote one post I'd like to pick apart: It allows for others that won't gain reputation as quickly ...
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How many questions can you ask? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a limit on how many questions I can ask? How many posts can you ask on Stack Overflow itself? I see a limit for 50 questions per month; does this hold for all members?...
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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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Trying to ask a question on StackOverflow, but am being blocked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't Post Question - Status Incorrect I haven't posted any other questions today on StackOverflow, yet when I try, I keep getting the following error: Oops! Your ...
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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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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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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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“Too many of your edits were rejected” message is not integrated into the page

Whenever a user receives a Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days. message, it seems like it is a PHP die() message, and it looks ugly when it isn't integrated into the normal page. ...
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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, ...
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Should limits be placed on new users who create paths of destruction? [duplicate]

Specifically this user: https://stackoverflow.com/users/688654/amol His questions are coming quickly and have problems: They require significant editing (which the SO community is stepping up, but ...
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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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Why can I start a bounty only after 1 week?

One of my questions had not so good answers and I would start a bounty right now. Why do I have to wait so long?
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How often are flag counts/allocation recalculated?

At about 20 hours prior to this post, I had exhausted all my moderator flags. However, when I checked again about 8 hours later, I had 4 more flags. Unless memory has failed me, it seems like flags ...
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I cannot post two questions in a day

I asked a question by 9:30 am (IST) and cannot ask another now at 4:00 pm. The error show that we cannot ask two questions in 20 mins. However, the error is incorrect.
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Comment length validation and rate-limiting bug [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Get “You can only comment every 15 seconds” error erronously Really Long Comment Wait Time? When posting a comment that is less than the minimum length, one can ...
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User action limits should take place before robot captchas [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tweak captcha logic in regard to errors New users with under 125 rep are not allowed to post more often than every 3 minutes. However, when they press "submit" they are not ...
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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 minutes; ...
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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 do you ...
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Comment timer resets on invalid comment [duplicate]

When you write a comment which isn't long enough, then edit it so it is long enough, when you first initially attempted to submit the comment it set the last comment posted timer, so you have to wait ...
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Why can't I ask questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are low-rep users rate-limited when posting questions? When I try to ask a question on stackoverflow.com it gives me this error: users with less than 100 reputation can ...
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Is there a list of the time limits used on a Q&A site?

Is there a page that lists the time limits adopted on a Q&A site? For example, comment votes are possible only every 5 minutes; an answer can be accepted after X minutes the question has been ...
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Too many requests from my IP address? [duplicate]

I have a bookmark folder labeled "Stack Exchanges" for the trilogy plus all of the Area 51 exchanges that are either in public beta or private beta that I'm interested in - a total of 10 sites. Every ...
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Disable timers when user reaches a certain rep

This is low priority - it is about removing an irritating feature. I get caught out regularly by the timers on the Overflow sites when I'm doing completely legit activity: Voting on comments: many ...
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Get rid of comment timer for question asker

This is only a tiny request! I just asked a question on Stack Overflow and got three answers. I marked one of them as answer and just out of politeness I wanted to both up-vote and leave a comment ...
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Don't refuse my post because of more than one hyperlink-looking item

Here are my feature requests for the forum: 1) Learn how to count what are in fact explicit links (the other things apparently counting as links in my post aren't--they're output. 2) Get past ...
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Make the “you can only do x every y seconds” message time out after y seconds

In response to the amount of complaints about the necessary evil that is rate limiting, consider putting a timeout to rate limiting messages (when the timeout expires, the message would fade away). ...
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“Only 1 comment allowed per 15 seconds; timer reset.” is not working [closed]

When the popup "Only 1 comment allowed per 15 seconds; timer reset." appears it is not living up to its claim. It does not allow me to comment after 15 secs. Is it bug or feature?
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Minor Bug in editing a proposal

If I edit my Area 51 proposal and I exceed the limit of chars, I have to wait 30 seconds to try again. For example, I edited my Gardening Proposal to add landscaping. When I was done I saved and was ...
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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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User post limits to be included in the FAQ?

The FAQ for a Stack Exchange 1.0 site includes the time rate limits for posting that was a direct result of the Australia incident: 15 Flag offensive 100 Vote down (costs 1 rep), ask more ...
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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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Feature Request: relaxed spam rules for established users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase captcha threshold for post editing It would be nice to have slightly relaxed spam rules for established users. In my experience (on SO), all it takes for me to see ...
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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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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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Countdown Display

Can a small countdown slide-down (like the "you have x answers and y comments thing") be provided to indicate how long before another comment/comment upvote/etc. is allowed?
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Why is there a 12 closure per day maximum? [closed]

I spend as much time trying to maintain the usefulness of SO as I do answering questions. To me, the best tool for the job is the mighty close button. By limiting me to 12 closure votes per day, you'...
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When can I ask several questions in a row, without waiting?

When I have tried to ask several questions in a row, a message indicates that I have to wait for 20 minutes before posting my next question. Sometimes I want to ask more questions. Why is that, and ...
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Warn new users on 20-minute question delay limit after first question, not against second question

I got the very annoying warning below after fighting to submit a question and having it refused for unintentionally trying to add new tags. Should post this warning during the 20 minute period ...