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Should a few negatively-receieved feature requests from the same user cause a question ban on meta?

Since voting on feature-requests is used to express the community's agreement/disagreement with the request (and not the quality of the post), I would think it doesn't, but I have been wrong many times before.

The reason I mention this is that this user mentioned he got question-banned. I know I can't see everything that goes into that (and I think only the devs know the specifics for obvious reasons), but that does not seem right to me. He only has 2 posts: One has been down-voted, the other has been closed. That doesn't seem like a history of extremely poor questions to me.

If you feel strongly about this policy, please vote on the related feature request: Question banning should work differently on Meta.

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also see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/67023/… –  AakashM Dec 14 '11 at 17:06
    
@AakashM Thank you! That "relaxed threshold" bit helps me understand the situation a little better –  jadarnel27 Dec 14 '11 at 17:09
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thanks for asking this question. +1 –  bigblind Dec 14 '11 at 17:11

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People always forget that deleted questions also count towards the ban.

Also, I see it as fair. If somebody makes multiple bad s or s which get downvoted by the community, why should the user be allowed to ask more before proven worthy?

I mean, of course you're allowed to request stuff...but making many requests which are going against the nature of this community shows a lack of understanding, in my opinion.

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That's a good point about deleted questions. I actually did make sure to ask the user if they had any deleted questions. –  jadarnel27 Dec 14 '11 at 17:10
    
If in doubt I'm always with the automated system...because I haven't seen even one case where it was wrong or where the devs said "yupp, misfired". –  Time Traveling Bobby Dec 14 '11 at 17:12
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Who's to say that their feature-requests are bad? Just because they go against the prevailing wind of the mob does not mean that they go against the "nature of this community". Ideal and practice are not always the same thing. –  Nicol Bolas Dec 14 '11 at 18:26
    
@NicolBolas Agreed. Bobby, perhaps "unpopular" would be a more accurate adjective? –  jadarnel27 Dec 14 '11 at 19:05
    
@NicolBolas: Mh, good point. Maybe that wording of mine is a little bit too harsh...I meant that the community is going into one direction, and constant "wrong" requests are costing unnecessary time...mh, still hard to say what I mean... –  Time Traveling Bobby Dec 14 '11 at 20:58
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Bad questions on regular sites are wastes of time. Low-score and controversial questions on Meta sites can still lead to productive discussion. I happen to think that controversy can even be worth rewarding, if it's on a meta site. –  Pops Jan 20 '12 at 17:25

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