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What can I do when getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account”?

I can't post a question when logged in via OpenID on Stack Overflow. How can I do it?

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"Doesn't work" is a really bad error description. Tell us what happens when you try to post a question and what errors you get. –  sth Oct 26 '10 at 10:45
    
@sth - Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: * Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. This is the message i got while i post the question –  sri Oct 26 '10 at 10:52
    
@Ladybug Killer: Yes, that is a severe communication problem indeed :) You might have to retitle this one again, based on the OP's comment. –  JoseK Oct 26 '10 at 11:01
    
@Jose: Done. Hope you like that better. –  Ladybug Killer Oct 26 '10 at 11:23
    
@sth: You suck at investigating sock-puppets! –  Ladybug Killer Oct 26 '10 at 11:32
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@Ladybug: I deleted my comment. I thought you were linking to the person discussed here where the profile pages looked strikingly similar. –  Jeff Mercado Oct 26 '10 at 11:41
    
Thanks to all now i can post question –  sri Oct 26 '10 at 16:58
    
i m sorry ,but how did you fixed? –  kostas Apr 9 '11 at 14:21

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

This error message means that you've been asking poorly written and researched questions, so we don't want any more questions from you.

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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Apparently 50% accept rate and two questions with -4 votes (three with +1) are enough to "silence" an user. A bit too harsh, maybe? –  Esko Oct 26 '10 at 11:13
    
@Esko good point. Especially as the two -4 questions show an interest in learning. There are much, much worse questions on SO that get less downvotes than that –  Pëkka Oct 26 '10 at 11:14
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I agree with Esko, but it's IP based also (I think), so maybe be poor questions from another account affecting the silencing? –  Peter Boughton Oct 26 '10 at 11:15
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@kop - it may be my fault to ask the question without any format but i was new to SO when i post that question. give me the solution –  sri Oct 26 '10 at 11:15
    
@Peter I think if it says "from that account" it is targeted at that user –  Pëkka Oct 26 '10 at 11:16
    
@Esko ya that -4 questions are informal question it my fault only but i have no idea to ask the questions in proper format –  sri Oct 26 '10 at 11:18
    
@Esko: I think the mechanism also accounts for deleted questions of which there may be more... –  Tobias Kienzler Oct 26 '10 at 11:25
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@Tobias true, but questions are rarely deleted. @sri try sending an E-Mail to team@stackoverflow.com and ask them to let your account back in. –  Pëkka Oct 26 '10 at 11:29
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@Pekka: He uses several sock-puppet accounts. I guess his account is disabled for a reason. –  Ladybug Killer Oct 26 '10 at 11:31
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@Ladybug oh! That changes things entirely of course. (unless the creating of sock-puppet accounts started after the block, which is something I could kind of understand.) –  Pëkka Oct 26 '10 at 11:31
    
@Ladybug - ya i forgot my password so i created two more account its not my mistake i think so..... –  sri Oct 26 '10 at 11:43
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@sri you will need to talk to the SO team. No one of us here has the power to lift the block, we can only voice our opinions on it. –  Pëkka Oct 26 '10 at 11:45
    
@Pekka thanks for you kindly help thanks to all for kind information –  sri Oct 26 '10 at 11:47
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Funny how possibly a genuine confused/scared user can be perceived evil because of our love (as a civilization) to dumb down things. :) –  101 Oct 26 '10 at 11:56
    
@Ashish: the block is done automatically, and you can't detect intent automatically, so it's one of the downsides which I assumed were deemed acceptable. –  Andreas Bonini Oct 26 '10 at 17:36

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