A new user asked a different question latter in the same topic after they accepted a post as the solution.
As an admin I answered the question, but realized it was a good question and so was going to split the topic.
As admin I choose the question and answer post and then when I clicked
Move to new topic, was presented with
Is this a bug or by design?
My view is that even as an admin I should be allowed to exceed the new user daily limit.
While the message was still active, I went in as admin to
Settings - Rate Limits - max topics in first day and bumped it from 3 (default) to 7. After than I clicked
Move to New Topic and it worked as expected.
Nice job on allowing admin changes to take effect during a admin action. I know the pages are stateless, but it is nice to see it in action. Maybe you could use that one for a demo.