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7 years, 11 months ago
When I run
https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-question from the doc page and from my app. The response is sometimes nonsense:
"error_message": "You cannot perform this action for another 48 seconds",
What is the reason for this?
Jun 22, 2015 at 11:33
amit jha amit jha
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You are probably having this error because of throttles (most likely per-method throttles) that are used to prevent abusive usage. Have a look at
related documentation page in order to learn more about throttles. Normally you should wait for a specified period which is returned in the
backoff field of the previous response.
Jun 29, 2015 at 21:59
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