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I've tried to make some search but I couldn't find an answer.

Is it possible to incur in a question ban with only one downvoted question?

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    This is intentionally not disclosed. But one downvoted question isn't going to be enough, Mar 31, 2014 at 9:20
  • And 2 questions are enough?
    – Revious
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:23
  • Maybe. Maybe not. I will not answer to more specifics as commented above - giving out too much information will make it easier to game the algorithm.
    – Oded
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:24
  • @Revious probably not either, unless they were painfully downvoted. But its all offset by upvoted questions so you can't come up with a hard and fast rule. But the typical q-banned users I see have 3 downvoted questions (around -5) and no upvoted questions. Mar 31, 2014 at 9:24
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    @RichardTingle: I got q-banned on Programmer with 1 upvoted question and 2 downvoted.. I gave 50 of my reputation away through a bounty. Maybe this did the difference..?
    – Revious
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:26
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    If giving a bounty factored into this I would be staggered. Do you have any other deleted questions (perhaps too old to show up in your deleted recent questions tab) Mar 31, 2014 at 9:28
  • @RichardTingle: how can I see? However I got q-banned immediately after losing 50 of rep.. It's ipothizable that for very low rep users the alghoritm is more strict.. I really suspect a bug.
    – Revious
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:30

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No, it is not possible to get into a question ban with only one downvoted question.

The ban is there for people showing consistently bad questions (where "bad" stands for - low quality/off-topic).

One can't determine such consistent behavior based on a single question.

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  • Then.. why I got question banned on Programmers? I've got only two downvoted questions.. programmers.stackexchange.com/users/recently-deleted-questions/…
    – Revious
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:24
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    @Revious - 4 deleted questions, all of which are also considered in the question ban.
    – Oded
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:27
  • thanks, Why I cannot see them. I see only 3 deleted questions, can you provide me a screen or a link also in a chat? I see the ones who starts with: "Microsoft", "Design", "What". Which is the fourth?
    – Revious
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:29
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    You only see 3 because we only surface recent questions. The fourth is older than the threshold. The questions displayed according to the question age, not the deletion date, @Revious
    – Oded
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:32
  • But community deleted questions is contributing towards q-ban? Is this wanted? Can you see if the deletion of that question is previous to my q-ban?
    – Revious
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:34
  • Why wouldn't they, @Revious? Also - please stop trying to figure out the particulars of the ban. You have asked 5 questions on that site. 4 got deleted, 3 got downvotes. 1 has upvotes. This doesn't reflect well on you.
    – Oded
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:34
  • because, I think, there is a strong difference between a question which is not answered and a question which is downvoted. But can you see if the deletion of that question is previous to my q-ban?
    – Revious
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:36
  • I can see and I will not disclose what I see. It doesn't really matter what happened first.
    – Oded
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:36
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    the fact is that I got q-banned immediately after I gave 50 of my reputation away through a bounty. It's ipothizable that for very low rep users the alghoritm is more strict? @Oded
    – Revious
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:38
  • Sure, you can hypothesize as much as you want ;) Consider though that high rep users will normally have high rep due to good contributions...
    – Oded
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:45
  • have a look at my rep on the various site. I'm a good contributor
    – Revious
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:46
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    As it stands, you have has a bad history on programmers, @Revious. I will see if I can do something about it.
    – Oded
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:52
  • thanks!!! I would really appreciate. If you can help me at disassociating that questions (look also to the effort I made in writing some of them) I could start to better contribute that section again.
    – Revious
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:53
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    I disassociated one post - you are now out of the question ban, but still close to it. Please be sure to follow the programmers help center guidelines ;)
    – Oded
    Mar 31, 2014 at 9:55

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