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Earlier, I had to wait for 40 minutes in between the posting of two consecutive questions. However, today I was able to ask questions without having to wait.

Have the rules changed? or It's because of my reputation increase or something?

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Yes, for users above a certain rep amount, this restriction is removed. The magic number is actually 125:

Note that you will still be rate limited on other sites where you have <125 rep.

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Nothing seems to be wrong or altered here. It is probably because your reputation increased. At 9 or fewer reputation points, you are considered a "new user", and your ability to participate is severely hampered, probably as a safeguard against spam. This includes an inability to "ask or answer questions too rapidly". That restriction is allegedly removed once you have 10 or more points, alongside the inability to post more than 8 hyperlinks, and answer protected questions.

Granted, at 150 rep. it seems to me that you should have noticed a change much earlier, perhaps when you were presumably notified of the privilege in your inbox, but the privilege is vaguely named because it bestows a few benefits, and I am assuming you did not notice sooner because you simply did not bother to try again until now, under the assumption it would not work.

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  • Yup! You are 100% right when you said "I am assuming you did not notice sooner because you simply did not bother to try again until now, under the assumption it would not work" I really thought so XD – Rohit Shekhawat Mar 1 '18 at 16:04
  • [...] your ability to participate is severely hampered [...] That restriction is allegedly removed [...] is not exactly the right way to explain the fact, and kind of implies SE is discriminating new users intentionally. Also, as Laurel said, the limit is much higher, at 125 rep. – EKons Mar 12 '18 at 11:10
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    @ConstantErik 1. Yes, well, that's what I think. Discrimination is inherent to any system of privilege, and S.E. is discriminating against new users intentionally. Otherwise everyone would have complete access to the whole feature set without needing to earn it. Perhaps Stack Exchange is exercising its better discrimination, but that does not make it nondiscriminatory. 2. This answer is wrong on that point, but I decided to leave it up due to anomalies in the help center. – Tonepoet Mar 12 '18 at 16:39

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