If you are the OP, could you not request for a downvote to be reviewed by some moderators so that you are not the one who gets wrongfully blocked from asking questions, but him/her for downvoting unreasonably?

That you could appeal against anything you feel is unjust to you - like in real life - would be great. If you do it right, you won't have to fear getting blocked from asking questions any more. Creating new accounts just to be able to keep asking questions is getting tiresome.

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    Wouldn't it be easier just to learn how to ask better questions? – Robert Longson Mar 5 '16 at 7:40
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    If you can't/won't improve then you will continue to be banned. – Robert Longson Mar 5 '16 at 7:46
  • Rather than blocking someone from asking questions anymore, they should just give the "non-better-questions" a life span of a day or half-a-day so that it is set for deletion in 12 or 24 hours but left open to answers because even non-better-questions are motivated by a drive to learn and learning is good. – user318209 Mar 5 '16 at 7:53
  • "you are not the one who gets wrongfully blocked" - You assume people are wrongfully blocked from questions instead of rightfully blocked. I would only agree, that a feature like this would be helpful, if i could appear upvotes for questions and answers that get wrongfully upvoted. – Ramhound Mar 6 '16 at 1:30

You may not realize it but creating new accounts just to be able to keep asking questions is not just tiresome but is also likely to result in being banned from the site.

It is far easier to learn from the downvotes and to quickly address any issues in questions which begin to accrue them.

I see no need to develop an appeals process for unwarranted downvotes because it would be a heavy workload on moderators (who are volunteers) and I suspect would almost always result in a verdict of the downvotes seeming reasonable.

I am yet to see a good or just OK question here that was heavily downvoted.


No, there is no way to appeal. See it as a democracy, we all judge what a good question is, and how could you say one's opinion is wrong? You can't. That's why there is no way to appeal to votes. In the case of serial voting, there are systems, not users in place to fix the injustice.

That said: there is probably a reason you got downvoted multiple times. You should work on the quality of your questions. If you follow the rules, follow the example of good questions, then you will be set for upvotes.


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