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For some time, 1 rep users are banned from MSE. Today, a 1 rep user posted a coding question again (https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/280712/245360).

Has the ban been lifted or is it broken (again)?

  • Create posts enable for 1 Reputation. – Arulkumar Jun 30 '16 at 7:32
  • The ban is lifted, I left my default comment again and that post is now closed, we can delete vote it – rene Jun 30 '16 at 7:33
  • @Arulkumar in general that is correct but we have had ... incidents so the reputation was adjusted to counter those off-topic posts. – rene Jun 30 '16 at 7:38
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    Patrick keep it silent, I wanna spend some CV's and enjoy while doing it. – Marshmallow Jun 30 '16 at 7:42
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The ban was lifted.

We have expired all the remaining unread "terms of services changed" inbox items, which was what caused a lot of people from Stack Overflow to drop here (and then ask their off-topic question here).

The thought behind that was that with that no longer alerting people, they will not come here after all.

Don't forget - we always had a number of people posting programming questions here, well before the terms of service inbox announcement. Hopefully, we are back to that "background level" of noise.

  • Indeed, appears to be back to 5-10 daily off topic programming questions here. – ShaWiz Jul 1 '16 at 6:44
  • Yeah, but not the absolute deluge we had earlier :) – Oded Jul 1 '16 at 8:25
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    "We have expired all the remaining unread "terms of services changed" inbox items, which was what caused a lot of people from Stack Overflow to drop here (and then ask their off-topic question here)." It's scary how unobservant and, well, stupid so many people can be. :( – Lightness Races in Orbit Jul 5 '16 at 17:45
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    Nothing new there - there is a reason all the important buttons on Amazon are as big as they are... @LightnessRacesinOrbit – Oded Jul 5 '16 at 17:49

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