For several reasons, I have written here during my question ban.
I am NOT a programmer, I am a mechanical engineer who is especially interested in and uses Python, because so much of our software is written in Python, Fortran or VBA.
Unlike a programmer, as a mechanical engineer I have limited time to spend on programming, so my point of view will be rather different from you programmers. Given that I have that time, I am interested in asking my own quite specific questions, they aren't many, and they tend to be about simple operations to file format writings.
These type of questions were OK two years ago but since then it has got harder and harder to ask asking new questions without them being downvoted and closed. So in the end, I earned myself a uestion ban over one question that was about a file format. Congratulations to me and to you :-)
During this time, I noticed newer and newer posts from moderators regarding the regulations. like this one
One point I'd like to make before I make my proposal:
- How many rules have been made so far, and how much time do you think new users and contributors have to sit down and read all of them?
Sometimes I see that some moderators even forget there was a rule, because it's lost under heavy piles of daily questions and answers and discussions and new rules. How many words should the website rules have? How much time can an average speed reader manage and remember all of them at the expense of negative votes? How much right for the new users, and not only new the other proficiencies?
So, after being banned, see the link above, I listened and understood the main point: contributing on the website and improve question quality, but then asking here, I was informed that correcting other people's questions had no effect on removing question bans. Why? Why not ? If I correct 100 questions while I myself have asked 30 questions, which is the larger contribution?