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SO Is not accepting questions from my account anymore

When I am posting my question I am getting following error

Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account.

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marked as duplicate by Pops, Grace Note, ChrisF, Shog9, Jon Seigel Jan 27 '11 at 18:07

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

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Stack Overflow account: stackoverflow.com/users/386431/wasim –  Peter Mortensen Sep 4 '10 at 22:20

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up vote 13 down vote accepted

I think the problem is not simply related to your poor English, which can still be excused.

However, you have put no effort into asking your questions. I have read the first 3 and all of them are vague, and I am truly surprised they haven't been closed. I would suggest you take some time to read Jon Skeet's guide to writing a perfect question here.

Here's what you need to do, take a few days and read other's questions, watch how the community responds to those questions, and what they respond to negatively. Write your question in notepad first and rewrite until you feel that it meets the site criteria, and then post your question.

Also once ready, email team@stackoverflow.com to have you IP unbanned and allowed to post again. They could potentially ask you for a sample question to determine if it is truly valuable to unblock the IP. However, emailing them right now won't help, since your questions still meet the criteria for throttling.

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This site does not have an adequate license to complete the requested action. Please contact the administrator. I am getting this –  Wakar Sep 4 '10 at 7:22
    
@Wasim, did you get that license errror on msmvps.com/blogs/jon_skeet/archive/2010/08/29/… ? That would be odd. It's surely working now. –  Arjan Sep 4 '10 at 8:12
    
My account has been banned from asking questions again for the 4th time ... Stack need to do something about this ... its irritating –  Yatin K Jul 21 '12 at 6:14
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@YatinK: Did you read the answer? Or the question this is a duplicate of? –  David Robinson Jul 21 '12 at 6:26
    
@Diago Thanks for the article –  Vishmay Patel Apr 5 '13 at 11:50

This happens when an IP has a history of asking very poorly-rated questions, which yields a permanent ban of that IP address.

This is a permanent ban. It not only blocks your account, but also the IP address you were using. To prevent bypassing the filter, its exact details are not public. It is partly based on downvotes, and downvotes on deleted questions are also taken into account. (An account with a high public reputation might very well have many deleted questions, including auto-deleted old low-score questions, all of which are only visible to moderators.)

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But I want to ask questions so what should I do now if someone is intentionally rating me down so what can i do for that. Please help me if there is any solution –  Wakar Sep 4 '10 at 5:10
    
@Wasim One person mass downvoting you couldn't cause it, those get filtered out and probably wouldn't be enough anyway. Your account doesn't seem like it's posted a lot of bad questions; I can't see the complete history from your IP though, so it's hard to tell. I'm not sure what people can do to get off the blacklist, you probably need to wait for an SO mod to read this –  Michael Mrozek Sep 4 '10 at 5:11
    
Is there any method so that i can change my Ip address I am working on Windows Xp SP 2 –  Wakar Sep 4 '10 at 5:11
    
But my english is poor and they are voting me down bcoz of my english i know If you look at my profile carefully one guy has also marked star on one of my question –  Wakar Sep 4 '10 at 5:13
    
Whom should I contact to activate my account –  Wakar Sep 4 '10 at 5:19
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@Wasim: People may be voting you down based on your English, I don't know. But a quick glance through your questions and answers show that you format your questions pretty poorly. Other users continually have to edit your questions to make them readable. If you get your account back, try to improve that. See the formatting FAQ. –  Michael Petrotta Sep 4 '10 at 5:31
    
@Wasim you can try and contact team@stackoverflow.com directly –  Pëkka Sep 4 '10 at 9:01

I got mine blocked from asking new questions on meta. I have asked 3, one of them got -15, one a small minus and the other a small plus.

Hardly a history of asking poorly-rated questions, plus on meta a negative rating does not necessarily indicate a poor question so perhaps that rule should not apply here? Especially on such few questions.

No chance of asking good questions now.

And no point in e-mailing as nobody replies.

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Interesting point. I'll ask a question about this for you. EDIT: done, see this post –  Pops Jan 27 '11 at 16:29
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Yeah - Meta questions should be exempt from the mechanism. This can't stand. –  Pëkka Jan 27 '11 at 16:30
    
@Pekka Already discussed. I foresee some downvotes in my near future for this. –  Grace Note Jan 27 '11 at 16:31
    
@Popular Remember that deleted questions are also taken into account - I can't say for how much impact this has, but it's something to think about. Since this has been going on for a while, and judging from the presence of emails being sent, I'm sure this isn't undetected. –  Grace Note Jan 27 '11 at 16:33
    
Deleted my new question because it's a dupe of the one @Grace linked. –  Pops Jan 27 '11 at 16:34
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Each one of your questions has been discussed here before. While we would like you to contribute in determining the overall direction of stack overflow, we would appreciate it if you would consider participating in existing discussions by searching on those topics you are interested in. –  Adam Davis Jan 27 '11 at 16:38
    
One of my questions had been deleted therefore did not come in the search, one was somewhat different if not slightly similar from the other proposal as well as not being obviously searchable. (With regard to my AnythingGoes.overflow I was actually originally thinking of offtopic.stackoverflow.com as an area for off-topic discussion but not the same as Yahoo! question exactly, because I felt it would attract mainly software-development discussion, but more stuff like discussed at thedailywtf.com). I any case I did what I was asked which was to e-mail team@stackoverflow.com and got no reply. –  CashCow Jan 28 '11 at 9:15
    
my account is blocked but don't know why, i asked 3 questions and only 1 got some answers. is it my fault if no one can answer my questions. and this rating system really sucks, Stackover team must do something regarding this. this is not possible for anyone to create new account again and again. –  user189942 Sep 10 '12 at 11:57

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