I'm aware there are already similar threads like this one but none of those answered my question. I recently was the victim of some serial downvoting, because of this I wasn't allowed to ask any questions anymore, luckily the system reverted those downvotes but after the reversion I noticed I still couldn't ask any questions.

Here's what I've already tried:

  • Answer questions (which I always do on a regular basis)
  • Tried to find a way to improve my questions, but couldn't seem to find any way.

What can I do to get rid of the annoying question ban? I have a question. :)

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    Wow, you have quite a lot of rep for a question ban... keep up the good answering.
    – hayd
    May 22 '13 at 1:07
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    On what site are you banned? I see no sign of serial downvoting, reversal of serial downvoting, or a question ban (unless you've got a bunch of deleted questions). May 22 '13 at 1:09
  • I'm banned on Stackoverflow, I have one deleted questions which was deleted by "Community" (the bot). My profile: stackoverflow.com/users/2019515/user2019515 May 22 '13 at 1:11
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    How could you be question banned with only three questions (visible in your profile)? Something else seems unusual here.
    – Makoto
    May 22 '13 at 1:14
  • Well, if that's the case I'd like to know what that is so I can fix it. :) May 22 '13 at 1:16
  • I don't understand why you were banned?
    – Xarcell
    May 22 '13 at 1:21
  • I don't understand either, and the thread this is a "duplicate" of gave me no answers. So... if anyone got some spare votes.... ;) May 22 '13 at 1:28
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    Votes won't help you - your raw vote counts wouldn't trigger a question ban, so upvotes wouldn't remove it. You'll need to wait for a diamond mod to step in and evaluate. May 22 '13 at 1:36

You're not banned due to serial downvoting. You're banned due to three downvoted and deleted questions.

You need to follow the same procedure as anyone else that's question banned.

  • I see, how come the ban only kicked in just a few days ago, even though those questions have been removed for quite a while. Also, how can I improve the questions if they have been closed, I don't believe I can? May 22 '13 at 1:38
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    The question that likely got you banned was only 4 days ago. I don't know when the question ban started though. You can still edit deleted questions and ask for them to be undeleted if you think they're salvageable, but usually they're not. You need to improve your other questions and keep answering other people's questions to lift the ban. May 22 '13 at 1:40
  • Ok thank you, I'll do just that. May 22 '13 at 1:41
  • If it isn't too much trouble, could you find out how/why that question was deleted by the community user? I don't see how it could be considered rude or spam so it's odd that it can get deleted like that. May 22 '13 at 2:05
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    @JeffMercado George Stocker figured out that it was because the question was at -1 with no activity for 3 months. meta.stackexchange.com/q/181259/1288 May 22 '13 at 2:11
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    I flagged the 301 correct way to redirect a directory because I wanted to answer it. Currently unbanned, happy me. :) May 22 '13 at 2:13

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