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limit in question

I click in ask question and get the following error: How can I ask new question?
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"You can only post once every 40 minutes." Why do I get this error?

I'm trying to post a question on ServerFault, but I keep seeing this error: You can only post once every 40 minutes. Why is this error showing? What do I need to do differently? Keep in mind: I ...
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Why have my questions not been well-received (danger of being blocked)?

Today I saw this message on SF: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a clear, useful ...
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Lots of OpenEBS questions from new users

I'm quite new here so perhaps this happens more often but I noticed suddenly that lot's of questions are being asked on OpenEBS from new users (<10 reputation). Their names make me believe they're ...
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How long should it take to write an SF question?

Apparently, I have form for not asking all that many questions on SF. Re-reading that meta question, I was struck by sysadmin1138's observation that My 'virtual question' count is a lot higher ...
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Can non-professional administrators still ask questions about professional setups?

I by no means consider myself to be a professional network administrator. Rather, I am a systems and application programmer, and an occasional project manager. However, due to the nature of my work, ...
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Question migration

If, hypothetically speaking, I will ask a question on a SF "I plan to set up an Oracle Exadata installation at my home, [...]" - will it be forcefully migrated to the SU ?
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Does this question fit ServerFault more than SuperUser?

I just asked a question about Windows shell scripting in SuperUser, but I suddenly realised it may suits ServerFault better. Is this the case? How can I move it over? close/delete and re-post?
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Is server fault an appropriate forum for this modem-related question?

I want to ask a question, but I'm not sure if server fault is the correct place for the question. Here is a rough draft of the question: Is it possible to use two modems with the intention of ...
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Is Server Fault the appropriate website to ask about system design questions?

Note: This is a follow-up question to this one. I'm planning to practice some system design questions asked during tech interviews, and I'd like to get reviews/opinions on how I'd design some systems ...
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Why I can't ask questions?

If I try to ask a question I see a page that say me this: You have reached your question limit It looks like you might need a break - take a breather and come back soon! You've asked 2 ...
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Just what the hell is "TOO BROAD"? [closed]

As title said.. Just what is too broad?? I did ask a few question, and I think I am specific enough. Such this question: Migrating LDAP user and password to SAMBA4 AD Where is the "too broad" ...
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Should folks have to click through an interstitial page to ask questions on Server Fault?

A few weeks back, Jay and I had a nice conversation with voretaq7 and Chopper3 where we discussed and debated the various items raised by the community here in
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Should the "Ask Question" process warn that we require a professional context?

Recently, there was a popular Meta question concerning changing the site subtitle to prevent inbound migrations of off-topic questions. The old site subtitle was: Q&A for system administrators ...
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A checkbox for "Answer your own question"? What's the command-line parameter for that?

So I was about to post a question and answer pair documenting some obscure configuration settings I'd found useful this afternoon, when I noticed this: Uh... So what? This has been possible since ...
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Question migrated to superuser and then deleted

Why was the question migrated to super user? I mean, doesn’t network equipment belong here? EDIT: The question ...
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Questions belonging to intersection of webmasters.stackexchange and ServerFault

Hi, Almost every webmaster deals with a server. So if he has a question regarding his server (like the following example), which site should he ask on: webmasters.stackexchange OR ServerFault. ...
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What information should I include or obfuscate in my posts?

This is a Canonical Question about the privacy of Server Fault and the needed detail to get an answer from the community. Is there any information other than a password that would be considered a ...