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Say you have annoyed some (or, possibly, a lot) of people on SO and have landed outside the circle of trust. Can anything (practical) be done to "get back in"? Have you had such experiences and recovered?

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If you ask plain, vanilla, questions, and provide plain, vanilla, answers, no one will remember how much their eyes hurt reading anything from the past. Questions that have straightforward technical answers, answers that solve a real problem.

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This. Really. We try to push the mantra "judge the content, not the poster" and to the extent that we manage it you'll be fine. You'll note that we don't have any mechanism for flagging people, and this is exactly why. – dmckee Nov 25 '10 at 3:26
|@ dmckee: yeah I think somebody advised me on this, ok sounds ok – ivo s Nov 25 '10 at 3:30

Avoid drama, stick to the facts and the code.

And above all, follow these wise words.

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