I'm curious generally what is the worst case scenario. Let's say a user posts a bad question, it gets a few down-votes and is closed via VtC (say as NC or NaRQ). Then a couple of votes to delete come along, and it is hanging on the cusp of being deleted. Which is worse in terms of contributing to a question ban?
- the user self-deleting the question
- me sealing the fate of the question by casting the final vote to delete
- the question staying in limbo
Does the worst case scenario change if, before anything happens, the user accepts an answer (either their own or someone else's)?
I'm not trying to ferret out specifics of the implementation of a question ban, or how exactly this specific case contributes. Just wondering which is most likely to harm the user and send them away.