When I try posting questions from my PC, it says you are blocked and you cannot post question. But when I post questions from my mobile application, Stack Overflow accepts them. What is the reason for this?

Actually my account is banned from asking question. But my android application allows me to post question.

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    Probably someone who shares your ip address has been being naughty. Are you posting from somewhere with a shared ip between many users (such as a university) – Richard Tingle Mar 13 '14 at 17:01
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    When you're on mobile are you using the same WiFi network or are you somewhere else (or not using WiFi)? Your IP range has probably been banned, not your account. – Aaron Bertrand Mar 13 '14 at 17:04
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    Re edit: that is interesting, this sounds like a bug with the android app in that case – Richard Tingle Mar 13 '14 at 17:09
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    Well, a bug with the API more likely. What's the mantra? Never trust the client. – Michael Petrotta Mar 13 '14 at 17:10
  • Are you by any chance using a different SO account in the mobile app? – ThiefMaster Mar 13 '14 at 17:11
  • absolutely not... – user251685 Mar 13 '14 at 17:12
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    Just curious, if you know you're blocked for asking poor-quality questions, why would you use this to post more poor-quality questions? You just dug the hole a little bit deeper. Credit for reporting the bug though, I guess. – Bill the Lizard Mar 13 '14 at 17:17
  • @BilltheLizard i don't think my questions are poor. I asked why safari is not supporting force reload option for loading javascripts? i pressed ctrl + f5 it didn't work in my browser , so i asked it. is this a poor question? – user251685 Mar 13 '14 at 17:19
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    @KarthikSurianarayanan is this really related to programming? Super User seems to be a better place for this question. – John Dvorak Mar 13 '14 at 17:22
  • @JanDvorak this is related to scripts rite? which will be downloaded into our browser. So i tagged browsers and scripting languages. So someone related to that must know it rite.. – user251685 Mar 13 '14 at 17:28
  • @KarthikSurianarayanan No. Questions about managing scripts are not programming-related. Questions about making scripts are on-topic on Stack Overflow. – John Dvorak Mar 13 '14 at 21:29

Turns out there was a bug in checking question bans.

It actually affected both the API (which the android app uses) and the website, but it was considerably easier to hit on the API.

This was fixed in the latest deploy.

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