Yesterday i've asked a question that wasn't received badly. In total it has received +1 vote. I'm trying to start a new question but i can't. Instead of the question form the following text appears:

You have reached your question limit It looks like you might need a break - take a breather and come back soon!

You've asked 4 questions recently, some of which have not been received very well by the community.

I did not ask 4 questions recently. I may have asked 3 questions in the past (which are all deleted apparently) but that must have been a very long time ago. I do not want to wait 3 days just because i've asked some bad questions a year or so ago. I am not a novice stack exchange user either. I've got 4866 points on stack overflow so i know how to make a good question. Could someone please remove this limitation from my account?

Thank you

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You have asked questions recently.

You have asked a total of 6 questions. One on December 21, 2018 (deleted), one on January 9, 2019 (deleted). Then, there was a pause and questions were asked on September 7, 2021 (deleted), September 9, 2021 (deleted), December 16, 2021 (deleted), and January 31, 2021.

Of the questions, all but one have a negative score. The net score for all of the questions is -15.

I'm not sure what the timeframe for "recently" is, but I don't think that the span of a few months is unreasonable for "recently".

The limitations that you are running into are automatic slowdowns and blocks. The fact that you have been a long-time user of the network and have a positive reputation on Stack Overflow has no bearing on your participation here. The number of negatively scored and deleted questions indicates that you may not have a good understanding of this community's scope and expectations for questions.

I would recommend spending some time to review our Help Center, other questions here on Meta, and some of the top questions here to get a better understanding of this community and what is considered a good question here. Our scope, standards, and expectations are different than Stack Overflow and even other sites in the SE network.


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