I asked for a story-identification and it went big. I gained 113 rep in just 2 days. I have another story-identification question but don't want to look like a rep-farmer who just only asks and answers questions that should get large amounts of rep. How often if it polite to post story-identification questions that have the chance of going big. My question even became a Hot Network Question so I really need help.
Ask them as often as you want. Asking a high volume of good quality questions is not only allowed but encouraged. Good content is what these sites thrive on.
However, you may want to slow down your pace, for a couple of reasons:
- If you ask too many too fast, some of them may get lost in the shuffle. After seeing 5 or 6 of them, users may decide they've seen enough. This is particularly true with story-id, as there's a much smaller subset of our users that handle them.
- The reputation cap. You can only get 200 reputation points in a single day. For questions, that amounts to 40 upvotes, which is a lot of one question, but spread over many, you could easily reach it. If you pace yourself more, you are less likely to hit it.
- Badges. Asking good questions on multiple days is one of the things Stack Exchanges rewards as good behavior by giving out badges, if you're into that kind of thing.
One every day should be fine.
The quality of the question matters more than the frequency. Make sure you include all details, respond to comments.
Welcome to the Stack! You've been off to a good start.