I know you can get question banned by asking enough questions of low enough quality that you cannot continue to post.

I find myself flagging a lot of comments as spam or chatty from a few users on another Stack Exchange site.

Is there a similar mechanism for becoming "comment banned," based on enough of your comments being flagged by enough different users?

  • As this has been confirmed it doesn't exist, it would be nice to see this incorporated as a feature (perhaps auto comment suspensions first to act as warning) – RhysW Jun 14 '13 at 15:29
  • Im glad there isnt as I myself often delete my own comments when they become no longer relevant. I did worry that in the same way that self deleted questions/answers can lead to a ban; self deleted comments might – Richard Tingle Jun 14 '13 at 15:39
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    @RichardTingle Self deleted questions will not lead to a ban. Heavily downvoted questions will lead to a ban, and it won't make a difference if they are deleted or not. Also there's no comparison between deleted posts and deleted comments. Comments are supposed to be ephemeral, self deleting them is a good thing. – yannis Jun 14 '13 at 15:59
  • @Yannis This question suggests self deleted questiond do lead to a ban meta.stackexchange.com/questions/91956/… – Richard Tingle Jun 16 '13 at 10:52
  • @RichardTingle Deleted questions count, sure. That's different than "lead to a ban". It's not the deletion that leads to the ban, it's that the questions have been downvoted and closed. – yannis Jun 16 '13 at 12:32
  • That link suggested they had lots of unanswered 0 vote questions. They deleted them, and then were banned – Richard Tingle Jun 16 '13 at 13:49

There is no automated mechanism for being banned from posting comments, no.

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    Is there a manual mechanism for being comment banned that you know of? – RhysW Jun 14 '13 at 15:21
  • @RhysW Well, you can't comment if you're suspended. I don't know of any mechanism for being banned from just posting comments. It wouldn't surprise me too much if it existed though. – Servy Jun 14 '13 at 15:22
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    No, suspension is the only recourse. And yes, it does happen. – mmyers Jun 14 '13 at 15:25

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