Okay so created a thread about this in the Vortex section (https://forums.nexus...it-exceededhow/) but at the suggestion of other posters I will also make it here in case its a site issue instead of just vortex.
Okay so I woke up a little bit ago and went to download a mod before firing up some Skyrim SE to get the error/warning that I rate-limit has been exceeded and unable to use network features for an hour. How could I have exceeded rate limits when I have been asleep and not even had Vortex running for like 7-8 hours. Also, I'm kinda confused about rate-limit being "exceeded" in that I am Premium at the moment which I thought removed Vortex limits.
Since the time of me making that post I waited an hour and tried again and got the exact same issue, so not sure how trying to do 1 single download would be hitting a limit that up until today I wasn't even aware it existed.