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I was new to StackOverflow. All I did was ask a question as other newbies. My reputation deteriorated to "3" and I was unable to post questions anymore.

After reading all the FAQ I realized the concept of StackOverflow.

So, I reviewed all my question/answers, also answered others' questions and gained a reputation of "22". I'm now able to chat. But still, I cannot "Ask Question" on StackOverflow.

Any help?

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marked as duplicate by Azik, Martijn Pieters, Mołot, Aziz Shaikh, ben is uǝq backwards Jan 8 '14 at 13:06

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

It looks like your reputation is 11, not 22.

There's also a large amount of downvotes on your account. You should aim to edit your most heavily downvoted posts, to turn them into posts which attract upvotes instead.

Deleted posts are taken into account, so don't just delete them.

Again, some of your questions have downvotes. Edit those in a similar manner to get upvotes on them. Take note of the comments on your posts to learn how to improve your contributions.

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Okay. I'll try doing that. Sorry for the mistake. "22" was something else. Thankyou. – xan Jun 22 '12 at 15:45
I tried to review as many things as possible. I managed to gain 30 reputations in the past45 minutes. Still, it isn't allowing me to Answer Questions. Does SO requires some time to update and unban? Whats your view? – xan Jun 22 '12 at 16:25
@con_28 nope, ban isn't timed. The only time involved is time needed for people to see you changed, and vote. You may try to post some comments like "hello @FriendlyUser, I edited as you told me to, is it OK now" to notify a Friendly User that you did what he asked you to, and give him a chance to remove his downvote or provide you further assistance. – Mołot Jan 8 '14 at 8:21

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