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I explained it to a degree in the answer that I left here. I'm not certain if you realize how much depth your question has, and my apologies in advance for throwing a rather big wall of text as an answer to it. It's important to clarify, we're improving question blocks substantially. There's some distinct groups of users that they affect, sorted by some ...


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As of a few seconds ago, this limit is now active network-wide: at-most 20 pending suggested edits per editor on beta sites at-most 5 pending suggested edits per editor on graduated sites These limits are based on my analysis of the speed at which edits are generally approved and the number of edits (and editors) that would have been affected over the past ...


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Yeah, this throttle doesn't make much sense any longer, so it will be removed in the next build. You still have a combined 30 upvotes and deletes per day, though.


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Question blocks worked well enough at the scale that they were introduced. Those that could be helped were able to get out from under them, those that couldn't generally just left. They're not working very well today. Because they're so difficult to get out from underneath (voting is much heavier these days), people find it easier to just request account ...


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One question per post and yes, you have to wait. If you ask more than one question per post, how are answerers (and the community at large) supposed to handle it? What if they only have an answer to one question, but not the other? Should they answer it and not address both, or should they not answer because they can't answer both? That would deprive ...


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I just want to take this opportunity to make sure everyone knows about the close vote review filter tool. It makes blowing through 40 reviews pretty quick and easy, so it's one of my favorite new features of the past year. I'll often filter reviews on problem tags like facebook or android, or on a tag that someone brings up for burnination here on Meta. ...


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As a moderator I would rather see atomic flag groups -- a way to indicate that several comments are part of the same "incident", with mods able to handle them together. (This is what you suggest in your last bullet.) Flagging comments individually is tedious for the flagger, as noted in this question. Flagging the post when not all comments should be ...


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Bill is a moderator and likes to use /review as a tool for moderation. Bill gets an unlimited number of close votes, because he's a moderator. Bill's use of /review for moderation tasks has prompted us to create a special interface for moderators there, which we hope to have available in probably six to eight weeks. It just naturally lends itself to ...


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If a low-reputation user is speeding, sometimes, once banned, he continues to ask questions belonging to the main site on meta. Maybe add a notice warning not to ask questions belonging to main if he was banned on main? The system is also pretty smart, and takes the following things into consideration: How many substantive edits you've made to ...


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Well....we kinda have this problem: And it's not a competition. It's a community cleanup at most.


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Oded implemented this earlier today. Right now, the default rate-limits apply to new users on every site (where "new user" is defined in a way that requires some nominal participation on that site), forcing a waiting period between posting a question or answer after having previously posted one anywhere else on the network. These are not particularly ...


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There are 2 main problems that I see that would be resolved by rate-limiting of some fashion: As mentioned, this would prevent someone flooding the review queue The second is someone repeatedly making the same minor edit for a large number of posts. As Martijn mentions in the question, limiting the number of pending suggested edits would go a long way to ...


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People that are getting post banned are people that have consistently and repeatedly made serious mistakes. They've done so despite repeated warnings that their behavior is problematic, and with no improvements. They're users that have so consistently been of net harm to the site that we don't want them participating anymore because they're just so ...


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Tim, I reviewed some of the recent answers you posted. While we love when developers get involved in providing technical support for their communities, the purpose of a question on Stack Overflow is (hopefully) to take that opportunity to create a canonical resource for everyone who may come across that same issue. We are a bit like Wikipedia in that respect....


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This is by design. 20 reviews per day is a limit for every review queue. But if the review queue size is over 1000, the review limit increase to 40 reviews per day.


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There are something like 134 different accounts sharing the same IP as you. In order to prevent abuse, this limit is imposed on both an account and IP-level - otherwise, prolific askers would just create new accounts to get around it. Try logging on as close to 0:00 UTC as possible - if you're the first one to get in, you'll be able to post. Also, find ...


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Did someone say bounty? Arrrr. As Shog9 said, this is now implemented and deployed - there is no way to specifically override per site (will require re-engineering a bunch of bits and figuring out what exactly that would mean per site).


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I'm a high rep user. Unless I write out my questions first and copy-paste them, I'm sure the average question takes me at least 15-20 minutes to write or more. I can't think of any reason why I can't spend the time to polish my question. I'd look askance at any need to rapidly ask multiple questions in a short time. In addition - as per another question on a ...


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No, I don't think that if a user is trusted somewhere they should be trusted everywhere. If this would be true the same would go for reputation and privileges. Notice that you're only throttled because you're below the 125 reputation limit to prevent (spam) abuse as explained here. In a new community it takes some time to get used to the specific rules for ...


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The question limit is one of the rate limits that is imposed to prevent spam. If we would allow a low-reputation (new) user to instantly ask a second question, and a third, and ... the site would be loaded with spam. The time set is just an arbitrary number. It could have been an hour, or 30 minutes, etc. That 40 minutes should be imposed network-wide, so ...


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Spend that 40 minutes researching the next question you want to ask. Perhaps you'll find the solution yourself. If not you should at least have a good question that you can demonstrate you've researched thoroughly. I.e. don't treat it as a break where you put your feet up and just wait for the time to pass. If you want to bang out questions every few ...


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According to the rate-limiting guide the rate limit is not imposed if you have more than 125 reputation. So the best thing for you to do is contribute positively to the community, either by suggesting good edits or posting answers.


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Ragequits and other forms of abuse. We've had more than a few people get upset about something and decide to start just deleting everything they've ever written. This can be incredibly disruptive, not to mention tedious to repair. If you hit the limit, a mod-flag is raised as well - they'll look at your activity and see if it's a symptom of a larger ...


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Yes, there's a rate-limit. No, the details aren't public (and are subject to change). Yes, if you're hammering the site you'll get blocked for some period of time and if you keep it up that time may become "indefinite". The ideal way to do this is to download the data dump and read that as fast as your machine allows. The next-best method is to use the API....


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That's perfectly reasonable and understandable - a common mechanism to stop the site from being flooded with spam. I understand your concern about this feature, but the reason I think it's there is exactly that - to lower the spamming opportunities for new, low-rep users. Accounts on Stack Exchange are shared across the network. Sure, a profile is created ...


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The very simple answer is "You don't". Fundamentally - those rate limits are there to, well rate limit. While the diversity of sites is very nice - sometimes there's "negative externalities". People posting on multiple sites - sometimes off topic and so on I guess the counter to that is "what questions of lasting significance can't wait 40 minutes?" You ...


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Editing other users posts is not limited. As a proof, just run this SEDE query. Top daily editor at the moment is hakre with 2820 (!!!) edits on a single day, December 24th 2012. You can verify this by sifting through the user's revisions. The system probably counts on the fact edits bump the questions to the front page so it's easy to detect abuse and in ...


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And the end result here is.. Not much... I suspect the really funny thing here would be that people would miss many of the nicknames due to caching, and at worst, someone gets annoyed. It's worth remembering that there are a handful of loopholes, and we live with it. If you're going to spend resources (I donno, a VPS or just a shell) to write a script ...


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My two cents: it's a nice idea but I think you overestimate how much more you would be able to contribute to that specific site. The Suggested Edits queue on Ask Ubuntu is rather large and I've seen it being full from time to time. Giving you (and other prolific editors) more slots, even while simultaneously increasing the queue size to, say 100 instead of ...


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