For new users, these 40 minutes are the 40 minutes of death. That is an exaggerated nickname, but I adapted it from "BSOD". 40 minutes of hell could also be their name.

It would be useful, if the 40-minute-error also indicated the number of remaining minutes.

I hope my feature suggestion to be considered.

Unable to add tag: post-limit.


  • Why have you not posted this on the main page of meta.stackexchange.com? Because my account is disabled in that stack.

  • Why don't you wait 7 days then? Because the vast majority of their moderators are paranoid amongst false positives against new users. I was even accused for being a troll. Would you shout at a baby for being unable to stand on two feet? Even the policy itself of StackExchange states: "Have an open mind.". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:AGF

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    Tip: [meta-tag:post-limit] creates that awesome shiny post-limit tag picture. (Doesn't quite work in comments.)
    – wizzwizz4 Mod
    Jan 15 '18 at 18:26

I assume you are referring to the restriction that SE puts on new users of only posting a question every 40 minutes.

Your suggestion of putting a remaining time in the error message could well be useful. However, this feature request is something that should be asked on the Main Meta as it would affect the whole SE network.

As you say, you have a suspension on SE.Meta at the moment. I don't know why, such information is not made public. I cannot affect this suspension, only moderators on that site have any say.

All I can do is suggest that you wait out the suspension and then ask there.
I would recommend that you read the tour and help pages there to ensure your question is well received.

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    It might be good to add that this threshold is there for a reason. Beside killing automated SPAM, it also helps to disencurage a flood of les than thought thru questions. Not to mention fights etc.
    – Raffzahn
    Jan 15 '18 at 18:27

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