I haven't logged into my account recently, and found today that I apparently have an automatic ban on my account. Can I get my account reset (questions, answers, reputation, etc)?


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This was triggered by a question that you asked twice for some reason, and then deleted both copies of after they were answered. Don't do that.

Granted, it didn't help that a few jokers helpfully pointed out that your question was an extremely common one and then... closed it as Too Localized.

I've undeleted both questions, closed one as a duplicate of a pretty likely candidate (it is an extremely common problem), and merged the other one with it. This cleans up your account a bit, and preserves the efforts of those who tried to help you.

You should now be able to ask questions again. To avoid getting blocked in the future, please spend a little time searching first, and then ask your question once - if it gets closed for a bogus reason, bring that up here.

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    Heh, I thought Summer of Love was over, and we were deep into Fall of Reviews now. Must have been mistaken. Nov 23, 2012 at 23:41
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    Yeah, well, part of that involves reviewing brain-dead closures.
    – Shog9
    Nov 23, 2012 at 23:42
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    If I get your point correctly, the situation is even worse than I thought. Is the review system even worth the noise it generates by now? Couldn't we just shut it down until we can devise a way to actually make it work? Please? Nov 23, 2012 at 23:53
  • Thank you, however, when I click "Ask Question," I still see "Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more." Thanks for your help!!!
    – Mooseman
    Nov 24, 2012 at 0:03
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    @FrédéricHamidi: this wasn't a product of the review system.
    – Shog9
    Nov 24, 2012 at 0:06
  • @Mooseman: sadly, you've collected a few more down-votes since I posted this answer, which put you past the threshold again.
    – Shog9
    Nov 24, 2012 at 0:17
  • @Shog9, I did not downvote myself, but there might be a reason for that to happen. I see this answer now so I guess I understand your point after all, but the two duplicates you merged are not marked as deleted (shouldn't merged questions be deleted?) and were heavily downvoted from the start. Maybe that's the problem, and the community did not understand that move? Nov 24, 2012 at 0:24
  • My account works now! Thank you!
    – Mooseman
    Nov 24, 2012 at 0:38
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