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Clarified some rep math grammar; tweaked URLs
Nathan Tuggy
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##Rate Limit Rationale

##Comments

##Searching

##Asking

##Answering

  • Users with < 125 rep must wait 3 minutes between answers

  • Users with between 125 and 10k rep trip Captcha if more than once per 60 seconds

  • Users with > 10k rep trip Captcha if more than once per 30 seconds

  • Maximum of 30000 characters in answer.

    Answer Character Limit

##Accepting

##Editing

  • 5 edits on one's 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; further 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
  • At most 5 pending suggested edits per editor (20 on beta sites)
  • Unregistered Users can't suggest edits on posts < 10 minutes old
  • Users with < 10k rep trip Captcha if more than once per 30 seconds, or faster than 5 seconds after starting edit
  • Users with > 10k rep trip Captcha if more than once per 10 seconds, or faster than 5 seconds after starting edit
  • You can only save a tag wiki edit once every 30 seconds.

##Flagging

##Reviewing

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

##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)
  • Star limit is 20 stars per room, per day for each user.

##Voting

  • 30 votes per day +10 for questions only (Q only votes can't be used after 25 votes cast on answers. Source)
  • If you vote and undo your vote 30 times, your vote gets locked in.

Your vote is now locked in

##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

##Closing

  • Can open close dialog once per 3 seconds
  • 50 close/reopen votes/day/user on SO, 24 on others Source

Close Dialog rate limit box

##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+ and question score -3 or lower

##Winter Bash hats

  • Change hat once every 10 seconds

##iOS app

  • Due to depending on the API, one second between actions
Lance Roberts
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