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Why must I wait three minutes after posting an answer to post another answer?

I like this site, but what makes me despise sites are things like this: Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: new users can only post answers every 3 minutes; try again later. So ...
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Point limit for single answer

I have search for the answer but I didn't find. Just for a curiosity. Is there any limit for point gained for one correct answer? I have answered and I have 7 upvotes but only 50 points. The answer ...
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Change comment vote limit to six every 30 seconds

Currently, the comment vote limit is one every five seconds. I suspect it's a common behavior to read a discussion in comments and choose to upvote more than one comment after reading the whole ...
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Throttle comments/votes on the server instead of limiting on the client

When I submit a comment or vote on a comment, then want to immediately comment or vote again, I get a(n annoying) message that I have to wait 5 or 30 seconds. Couldn't you just set a timer on the ...
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Allow more than 1 comment upvote in 5 seconds [duplicate]

This dialog box pops up so much that it's annoying. Please have it removed or allow something like 5 comment upvotes every 5 seconds. At the least, make the box very small or replace the vote button ...
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Increase the number of links new users can post in answers

I asked a question about a particular project, and luckily was able to get in touch with the author of the software. On Stack Overflow, he provided an answer to my question. In this answer, he wanted ...
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To change the 30-second time limit in comments

I find myself correcting typos rather often. So often, in fact, that I need to wait 30 seconds to fix typos in my comments sometimes. It would be nice if I could delete my own comments in the first ...
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When is a user no longer considered a new user?

I tried asking two questions on MSO within 10 minutes of each other, and was blocked from posting the 2nd one until 20 minutes pass. What are the criteria for no longer being a new user? Should users ...
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Can we get x comment votes per y minutes, rather than one vote per 5 seconds?

I quite often will read a thread of comments, and want to vote up a few of them. I vote one up, read the next few comments, vote up another and get a *giant red box*. I've seen that "You can only ...

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