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I Hit the maximum number of answers?

I just got a message that I have reached the maximum number of answers for five minutes. Do I need to start typing slower or think slower?

Now I'm getting the Don't Worry page when posting answers.

I am unable to answer questions even after waiting over 15 minutes.

Update I can't answer any questions two hours later. Just get the don't worry page. I've tried on a couple of different questions and retried.

UPDATE 1/5/17

Well !&&*. It's 12 hours later and I still can't answer questions. I can make comments. Would someone please fix this or have I been banned from answering questions?

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Oh no! Sorry to hear about this. I'm pinging people now, so we can find someone to fix it. It's a bit early for most of the team to be in yet, but we'll find someone to fix this ASAP!


Annette, Thank you.


Hey @mayer, I'm on it. Stay tuned.


@mayer your speedy answers finally broke ifixit....nice going!!!!LOL


Now the rest of us can catch up! ;-}


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Hey @mayer, we deployed a fix!

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You got it, Thanks Big Guy ;-)


Sorry about the inconvenience here — this was a very subtle bug in our rate limiting code. 99.999…something % of the time, you wouldn't see it. But once you hit it — bam, you can't post anymore. @mayer has been playing the lottery long enough that he finally won an (enforced) vacation!


Hi @guy @kyle ,

Is the fix only for Mayer?

Today I experienced and am still experiencing the exact same problem.

I know as far as answering the number of questions per 5 minutes, per hour or even per day, that I am not even in the same ballpark as Mayer. I can only put it down to the fact that I normally have a large number of answer edits per question as I try to eliminate my predilection towards ambiguity when answering. Could this be a contributing factor?


Hi @guy @kyle

It's working again, so perhaps it is a lesson for me. on how to be patient.

"Good things come to those who wait"



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mayer will be eternally grateful.
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