I've been banned, because I got a handful of downvotes in a row. I've become quite a fan of Stack Overflow, but this is annoying.
I think there is something wrong with this filter.
An automatic filter is in place to ban questions and/or answers from IP addresses or accounts with a history of extremely poor posts.
Three bad questions in a row and I'm out? I would argue they are as valid as any other questions out there.
One question was about tracking UITouches in a dictionary in iOS.
It was closed with the notice
It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened."
ambiguous, vague and incomplete? Difficult to tell what is being asked here? Seriously.... the admins have to be more careful.
By that standard most questions would have to be closed.
Stack Overflow describes itself as following:
As stated clearly in the about links on every page, the Stack Exchange web sites are question and answer sites, not help forums. This implies that all posts are expected to have some value for later visitors too."
80-90% of all questions have no value for later visitors. So on the one hand, Stack Overflow doesn't want debates and general questions, on the other hand questions should not be too specific?
The question hasn't been answered and the thread has been closed. The question was: how is it possible that I get banned because of two questions? I can't address the issue of deleted questions, after learning about them after the fact, can I? Also, there is no indication how can I fix the issues with the closed questions. The whole thing doesn't make any sense. From my 19 questions only 2 were downvoted. -16 downvotes, but no one cares to explain the details. Overwhelming negativity. This is supposed to be the help section of the site? Very helpful. Yuck.