I tried to post something once and I got the error:

Your post could not be submitted at this time due to the volume of spam and abuse originating from your network.

I was very confused because I do not have a business to promote, and I don't recall ever trolling recently. So if this is about spam or abuse, show me the spam or troll post(s) that contributed to my ban. My question is completely from the linked question, because I am not asking what can be done, I am asking to know the exact content that got me banned.

How about this: Just show me all of the spam ever originating from the network I am posting this from here.

marked as duplicate by πάντα ῥεῖ, Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog, gnat, fbueckert, rene Jul 15 at 17:57

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    If you are suspended, you are going to be sent a message by a moderator explaining the situation and why they suspended you. You can respond to it if you disagree. – double-beep Jul 15 at 17:44
  • @However, they should show me the exact content. They shouldn't say, you posted something innapropriate or you posted spam, they should say you posted "buy xxx product" or whatever the exact post I posted said – Julian Tiemann Jul 15 at 17:45
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    ...Why? Getting blocked isn't about doing one single thing, it's about a pattern of behaviour. Showing what was the last thing that pushed you over the line won't help. Additionally, it implies that fixing the last thing will remove the punishment. None of that is relevant for an IP ban, though; it just means we've gotten lots of disruption from that address, so to be safe, it's been blocked. Nor should we give hints to users so the system is easier to figure out. – fbueckert Jul 15 at 17:48
  • @fbueckert "we've gotten lots of disruption from that address" If I try to post from "that" adress and I can't because of the "disruption",SHOW me this disruption – Julian Tiemann Jul 15 at 17:50
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    No. The privacy policy disallows that. You are not entitled to private information from another account. – fbueckert Jul 15 at 17:51
  • @fbueckert presumably it is something "I" posted, so why can't I see what "I" posted? – Julian Tiemann Jul 15 at 17:52
  • @Namaste If I am blacklisted, how can I un blacklist myself? – Julian Tiemann Jul 15 at 17:53
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    Re-read the comments, and the answer. Where does it say it was something you did? – fbueckert Jul 15 at 17:53

This simply isn't possible. That particular system is entirely IP-based which means that it's not necessarily always something you did and not always even a post that caused the block. We cannot possibly show you what is causing the block.

  • Agree to dissagree. There should be a way for me to see what is causing my block – Julian Tiemann Jul 15 at 17:41
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    Unfortunately, that would violate our privacy policy and it's just never going to happen. – animuson Jul 15 at 17:42
  • How would that violate? what privacy plolicy? And how? ?????? what????? – Julian Tiemann Jul 15 at 17:43
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    I already explained that the block is IP-based, which means any user misbehaving on your IP can cause the entire IP to be blocked. We cannot show you content or activity of other users simply because you happen to be on the same IP. – animuson Jul 15 at 17:44
  • @I don't know why. Somehow something is triggered when something I posted is deleted as spam or offensive. There should be a way to find out what triggered the IP ban – Julian Tiemann Jul 15 at 17:47
  • @Namaste There is no special protection for university IP addresses in our system, and we've encountered plenty of IP address used by very large numbers of users that have been blocked before. – animuson Jul 15 at 18:15
  • Okay, @animuson. I didn't know that. I was suspended because of another's use of the same IP address that I used (same router, other user now in prison for identiy theft), and was told that "they (SE) could tell" whether an IP address was used by many or only one. Go figure! I was lied to by two SE staff members! I'll delete my earlier comment to you. – Namaste Jul 15 at 18:18
  • @Namaste I'm not sure how the two are related? We definitely can see how many users are on an IP, but the spam/abuse block system does not pay attention to that number. It'll block an IP used by one person as equally as one used by 1,000 people. – animuson Jul 15 at 18:22
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    @animuson To be fair, it's not possible to tell how many people post from a single IP. At best, you can tell how many user accounts originate from that IP. (I assume that more than one account from the same IP is possible.) But, in theory, it could be a single person creating multiple accounts. However, a good-faith argument would have you assume that multiple accounts means multiple people. And telling one person about what another person did would indeed be a violation of the other person's privacy. – Jason Bassford Jul 15 at 18:40

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