I have, unfortunately, been put in a question ban. The good part, is that I know exactly why, and that this ban has pretty much forced me to read through many wiki posts, rules, FAQ's, and Jon Skeet's post. In the help center, I read:
How can I get out of a question ban?
The ban will be lifted automatically by the system when it determines that your positive contributions outweigh those questions which were poorly received.
So, I tried to make more positive contributions to the community by actively looking for questions to answer for a week or two straight, and trying to answer the ones that I could. Unfortunately, answering questions was not enough to lift the ban, so I read on––more wikis, more posts, more FAQ's, etc.
In my reading, I saw that a great way to get out of a ban, or to start the process of having it lifted, is to edit my questions that were received poorly/deleted. So, I went back to my old questions that I deleted and tried to find ways to improve them so that (a) they would be unique, well formed, and followed the rules and tips that I read, and (b) would be useful to future visitors. Sadly, I noticed that my questions are simply unredeemable: they were either too specific, or I had found the answer/solution since deletion.
My question applies to all sites which is why I posted it on meta SA: What else can be done to get out of a question ban––to "outweigh those questions which were poorly received" through "positive contributions"? Does getting reputation simple counteract the ban or something else altogether?
What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? does not answer my question; this post says that I should edit my posts, as an important step, but as I said in my question, that is not really an option.
I suppose that what I am really asking, is if a ban is lifted when the reputation from positive contributions is greater than the reputation lost from negative ones.