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##Rate Limit Rationale

##Comments

  • Voting
    • 5 seconds
    • no limit for ♦ mods
    • timer resets
  • Deleting (treated like voting)
    • 5 seconds
    • no limit for ♦ mods
    • timer resets
  • Creating

Comment Rate Limit dialog

  • Editing
    • 5 seconds; comments cannot be edited after 5 minutes

##Searching

##Asking

  • Users < 125 rep, 20 minutes
  • Users < 10k rep trip Captcha if more than once per 60 seconds
  • Users > 10k rep trip Captcha if more than once per 30 seconds
  • On SO, SU, SF and Math (not active on all other sites)

Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 50 questions in a 30 day period

##Answering

##Accepting

##Editing

  • 5 edits on own posts per day, more for high-rep users (scales with reputation), does not apply to ♦ mods

You have already edited 5 of your own post today; futher edits are not allowed until tomorrow

  • 5 deleted old answers per day (not sure if this is counted along with edits or separately, confirm/refute), does not apply to ♦ mods
  • Unregistered Users can't suggest edits on posts < 10 minutes old
  • Users < 10k rep trip Captcha if more than once per 30 seconds, or faster than 5 seconds after starting edit
  • Users > 10k rep trip Captcha if more than once per 10 seconds, or faster than 5 seconds after starting edit

##Reviewing

  • 20 reviews per queue per day if the queue size is less than 100
  • 40 reviews per queue per day if the queue size is 100 or more
  • No review limit for ♦ mods

You have no more suggested edit votes today; come back in x hours.

  • load close dialog every 3 seconds

close dialog rate error message

##Chat

  • 1 second between two messages, here's the true throttle curve

Chat Throttle Curve

  • There is a similar throttle for starring (details unknown)
  • There is a similar throttle for searching (details unknown)

##Voting

  • 30 votes per day +10 for questions only (Q only votes can't be used after 25 votes cast on answers)

##Changing Usernames

  • Once per 30 days, 15 minute grace period. Does not apply to ♦ mods.
  • accounts < 2 days old can freely change name

##Showing Upvote/Downvote totals

You may only fetch vote counts once every second

##Deleting

  • 5 of a User's own posts can be deleted by them per day
  • 5 delete votes (at 10k) with an extra delete vote for every 1k rep above 10k, max of 30, per day
  • A question can't be voted to delete until 2 days old, unless 20k+
Lance Roberts
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