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.