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AFAIK a user is allowed to ask questions only once in 20 minutes, but this user asked two questions in just five minutes.

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The questions are
Differences between restricted repositories and partner repositories?
What are the differences between "precise" and "precise-updates" and "precise-backports"?

Was this because he has 3k+ rep, or because of his tags, or a bug?

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  • It appears to me that there is no such limit, at least for 3k+ users. – Danatela Jul 11 '14 at 5:42
  • In fact one question is asked at 2014-07-11 07:54:28 and the other at 2014-07-11 07:59:52. Thus in fact, it's more than 5 minutes. It's 5 minutes and 24 seconds. What is the restriction? One question per 5 minutes? – Dan Jul 11 '14 at 7:14
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The rate limits are all explained in this meta post on the main meta. I am reproducing the relevant part here:

Asking

  • Users < 125 rep, 20 minutes (90 minutes on Stack Overflow)
  • Users < 10k rep trip Captcha if more than once per 60 seconds
  • Users > 10k rep trip Captcha if more than once per 30 seconds
  • On Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault and Math (not active on all other sites)

As you can see, there is no limit for users of >125 rep, they only thing that happens is that they trip a captcha request if they ask more than once per minute.

There is no limit at 5 minutes. In fact, for most sites, there is no limit on the number of questions that can be asked at all.

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  • Just one more thing, when was this implemented? I am sure(99.99%) I saw the 20min limitation well after crossing 125rep, so this must be implemented not to far in history. – Registered User Jul 11 '14 at 16:09
  • @RegisteredUser no idea. Check the revision history on that meta post I linked to. – terdon Jul 11 '14 at 16:31

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