Over and over again people come to meta and say they were banned for "one bad answer" or "one bad question." They don't understand that deleted posts count, no matter who deleted them.
Often, a moderator nicely provides them links to all their questions or answers, including deleted ones, with a summary of their votes. This both gets them to understand that the ban is not capricious, and gives them a set of links they can use to fix their questions and possibly get out of the ban.
Many times we have asked to let people see their deleted posts on their profile. Apparently this would be too disheartening or something. Fine. Let them see it every time they are told they can't post and only then.
This would lower the workload on Meta while not incurring any harshing for folks who aren't banned and who look at their own profiles.
Perhaps the link should be to a custom page for the user. This would include the following vital things:
- the ban is automatic, no-one can lift it for you, and it will not expire after a period of time
- you can lift it, here is a link to the help center page on that
- here is a summary of your questions or answers
The summary can be as I proposed in Make users pass a review assessment as final stage before question ban
you have asked 10 questions. You have deleted 4, the community has deleted 4, the aggregate score for these questions is -22.
But then go on to provide handy links to each of these questions. Advice like undeleting if they deleted it themselves, editing if it's not deleted, etc can also go here.
When someone comes to meta anyway we can figure out what point they didn't get and edit this page a little.