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I know that the question ban formula of stack exchange is very secret and it's not revealed in public. But since stack exchange is run by the community, someone must know it. So who is the formula revealed to? Do you need to reach a certain reputation level so you are recognized as a trusted member and then the formula is revealed?

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    Nobody except Stack Exchange developers. – ArtOfCode Apr 29 '20 at 18:57
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    Nobody except the Stack Exchange developers would really need to be aware of it. No amount of reputation would grant you access to it. – Spevacus Apr 29 '20 at 18:57
  • Oh I thought stack exchange was run by the community so people from the community would be the developers. – Sujal Motagi Apr 29 '20 at 18:59
  • I'm aware of the most contributing factors and used it here. – rene Apr 29 '20 at 18:59
  • @rene how did you find out? – Sujal Motagi Apr 29 '20 at 19:00
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    I read a lot of comments and hang out with the wrong people. – rene Apr 29 '20 at 19:01
  • @rene I was expecting something more specific. – Sujal Motagi Apr 29 '20 at 19:01
  • I bet you were ... – rene Apr 29 '20 at 19:04
  • @rene It's not what you are thinking, I am just very curious. And I'm not under a question ban. – Sujal Motagi Apr 29 '20 at 19:05
  • Stack Exchange is a private company, only developers employed by the company know this sort of thing. – greg-449 Apr 29 '20 at 20:27
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    You fell into this marketing trap. SO is not run by the community. They just want us to think we would have anything to say and if they don't like what we say, they will just do what they want. This was proven by the Great Meta Tire Fire 2019 – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Apr 30 '20 at 7:52
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Only the Stack Exchange developers (and perhaps a handful Community Managers) know this. It's coded into the system, and perhaps documented in an internal document, but no amount of reputation will reveal this information. If that would be the case, I'm sure somebody would have leaked it by now.

Really smart people like @rene were able to reverse engineer part of it, resulting in this SEDE query, but it's by no means official.

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