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I recently got banned from SO, I think it was because I had deleted a few questions that once after I posted, I realised they may not actually be that helpful to the community.

Since the ban I have earned over 30 rep from answers on SO.

I was just wondering is there a way to overturn the ban? As I cannot do anything with the deleted questions if that is the reason.

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Your Stack Overflow account is not showing up as being banned; stackoverflow.com/users/993346/matt. What's the error message you're seeing? Do you mean meta.stackexchange.com/questions/86997/… instead? – Matt Dec 21 '11 at 10:35
    
Two users called Matt? This is gonna be interesting. Original poster Mat, did you get any error messages? "Sorry we are no longer accepting..." or something else? – tombull89 Dec 21 '11 at 10:37
    
Yes sorry, i ment being banned from asking questions. The error message i get is "Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account”?" - (Question Title Updated) – Matt Dec 21 '11 at 10:39
    
@Matt: In which case you should see the link I included in my comment; meta.stackexchange.com/questions/86997/… – Matt Dec 21 '11 at 10:40
    
@Matt I have read through that link before, I have earned a fair bit of reputation and upvotes but still nothing, think it may be to do with deleted questions? How can i fix this? – Matt Dec 21 '11 at 10:41
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30 rep on answers is only 3 upvotes. I suspect you'll have to earn a bit more than that. – ChrisF Dec 21 '11 at 10:57
    
Are you sure you didn't thank anybody in your questions?Because it is not welcomed very much. – Bastardo Dec 21 '11 at 12:01
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@OkayGuy: It's not necessarily encouraged, but I hardly think it would get someone banned. – Keith Thompson Dec 21 '11 at 12:23
    
Good news, I seem to now be able to post questions again :) Ill remember to give back to the community now and keep my questions relevent. – Matt Dec 21 '11 at 12:34
    
@KeithThompson I got banned because I rolled back edits which removed my "Thank you" at the bottom of my question Keith. – Bastardo Dec 21 '11 at 12:42
    
@Matt good luck Matt. – Bastardo Dec 21 '11 at 12:42
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Don't delete a bunch of your questions. I undeleted a few; either rewrite them to improve or just let them sit until you get more rep and can delete without worrying about triggering the autoban. – Won't Dec 21 '11 at 15:11
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See this post with all of the official information about question bans:

What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?

For what it's worth, 30 rep is not "a lot", but it's a good start. If you continue providing good answers and earning reputation, it's possible to re-earn the privilege to ask questions, but is not guaranteed.

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