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I did very well on some Stack Exchange sites, like Stack Overflow. So I got good scores on some Stack Exchange sites, but I can't ask any more questions on the others. That seems permanent.

Just letting people keep asking bad questions is a bad idea. However, locking someone out of asking questions permanently maybe too harsh. What about if the person just need to get used to it? What about if his/her questions on another part of Stack Exchange is fine?

I suggest that users can have their sin purged in one Stack Exchange site say at the cost of 500-1000 points on another Stack Exchange site. That's a hefty price. They'll get better.

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I've got 100K on 2 sites - MSE and Super User. That literally does not mean that I know anything about programming. As an experienced SE user, I have no illusions that having high rep on one site means that I am any good in another.

Just letting people keep asking bad questions is a bad idea.

We agree there

However, locking someone out of asking questions permanently maybe too harsh.

We don't, you get an opportunity to ask questions every 6 months and if you can contribute positively in other ways, and demonstrate you know the site - with good answers and suggested edits, you might be able to get out.

What about if the person just need to get used to it? What about if his questions in other part of stackexchange is fine.

My reputation shows I know the 'basics' of SE. It does not reflect any competency beyond that or competence of some sort in the subject matter of the specific site.

I suggest that users can have their sin purge in one stackexchange say at the cost of 500-1000 points in other stackexchange. That's hefty price. They'll get better.

That's.... maybe a good month's worth of rep for me. And I could pretty much mint get out of question ban cards anywhere. The end result of this though is people will go site shopping mainly for reputation, get frustrated, and also frustrate users there.

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  • This one says that question ban is permanent meta.stackexchange.com/questions/86997/… Also because a user is banned he cannot contribute anything
    – user4234
    Apr 9 at 23:38
  • Question bans and answer bans are seperate, And reputation is one component of a question ban. You don't have to 'just' ask questions after all.The opportunity to ask questions every 6 months is a thing, though why its not documented, I have no idea. That said, rather than worrying about not being able to ask questions - one might want to focus also on finding answers and other aspects of the site too
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Apr 10 at 0:41
  • Oh so question ban expire after 6 months?
    – user4234
    Apr 12 at 1:23
  • You get one opportunity to ask a question every 6 months. If you can make it count, it would likely improve your possibility of getting out of the ban for good
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Apr 12 at 1:28

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