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 ...
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.
To be honest there's not too much generic stuff we can really state to give some guidelines when asking considering the broadness of topics asked about it. That said, considering the nature of our site there are probably a few wording choices that can be tailored to fit a bit better.
The "welcome modal" for new askers (seen with the default text ...
You have a few different options
This is the preferred way: post a bounty on the older question. This automatically bumps the question to the top of the front page and puts it in the featured questions tab, making it much more visible and gives a little extra incentive to prospective answerers. There are a variety of bounty reasons you can choose ...
A short finite list which isn't like to change is okay.
An open ended list is bad. One person answers with a few things, then another person adds something more, and the number of answers keeps trickling up forever, and no complete answer is like to come out of it. Those are the kinds of lists that are discouraged.
"Why would character X do thing Y?" sounds off-topic as it's asking for help with writing a story.
"Why did character X do thing Y?" is an on-topic type of question as it's asking for analysis of an existing story.
This site accepts questions about existing works of sci-fi or fantasy, including unpublished ones such as fan-fiction. One ...
There absolutely has to be a link to the guidelines on asking story-ID questions in there.
At the very least, in the sidebar "Draft your question"; but I think a story-identification tag message would be the more visible and convenient way to push people into reading and following those.
However, the second option is indeed reserved for tag errors (I asked ...
The question is now closed
How can this question about Inferno be asked on this site?
Anyone can ask any question they like on the site. The real question is why did no one flag or vote to close it as off topic when it was asked. The answer to that is probably no one thought about it too hard. The answerer has, however, commented the following:
Taken from the main meta
You can use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) to query sites for information like this. It does require knowledge of SQL to write queries (there is a tutorial under the SEDE help pages if you're interested), but there are a lot of existing queries you can use and you can search SEDE as you can any other Stack Exchange site.
Is this on-topic?
Yes. Welcome to Meta.
Well, that was easy.
Can I find out my ratio of ID questions?
Yes. Just plug your SFF.SE user ID into the box. Note that I have this query set up to search for all ID questions, not specifically story ID; so object-identification and character-identification questions will be included, as will our several other *-...
The question does not appear to be unclear per my reading of it. The question appears to boil down to "Why are the audience laughing and what/who are they laughing at?" This is a perfectly clear question. I have made some slight formatting changes but that is only to get content inline with the numbered list. It would be better, however, to have a title for ...
I would say any question that requests official information, rather than speculation, is likely acceptable. It may or may not be a good question, but it is probably one that can stay open.
If there is specific reason to suspect further information may exist (hints in a press release or interview, precedent from other works in the series, similar patterns ...
After a bit of poking around, my view is your questions are polarizing or controversial because they are ones where the reason probably comes after the solution. By that I mean a plot is written that involves a situation that you ask 'Why' about and most likely no one asked that at the time, but may have filled in the blanks later.
This Talos 4 question is ...
Maybe. It all depends.
You write a question that describes scene #1, then flag it as a dupe of an existing question. You write another question that describes scene #2, and flag it as a dupe. Repeat for every scene in the entire story.
Don't do that. It should be fairly obvious, but this is a straightforward abuse of the system. Having lots of ...
Mainly I just want to see what other people are interpreting the story as so I can tell whether or not I am writing in a way that it is easily understandable.
Leaving aside the spam issue, the very page you linked to contains the following:
To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … [...]
It definitely won't be on topic here, since scientific explanations are off topic here.
I'm not so sure about the Physics site, since I don't use it, but a question like that sounds like it'd be off topic there as well.
Maybe a question like
Star needs thousands of years, if not more, to go to nova and to dectect it a wide range of measurements must be ...
Despite the comment I left, I actually thought your question was ok and had some grounds under good subjective, but it's definitely subjective. Case in point: I wouldn't find any episodes in TNG worth skipping, despite their reception. Perhaps you need to tackle this with a slightly different approach.
The criteria of the episodes you don't want to miss is ...
If you need help/advice writing a science fiction or fantasy story, you're probably better off at our sister site Writing Stack Exchange. Check their Help Center before asking a question.
(Note: I'm not too familiar with Writing.SE, or even with SciFi.SE for that matter.)
There are no general site wider rules I'm aware of (nor, frankly, any reason to bother adding them).
My rule of thumb is: add work name in the title if the following is true:
The question wording is generic enough that I can apply to a multitude of works
The question title isn't already too long and in need of shortening
Otherwise, I skip. The reason to ...