I know this has been discussed already, but I asked a while ago if I was asking too many questions:
Should I stop asking so many questions
The general response was:
- No, I'm not
- I have more answers than questions
- My questions are generally of a high quality
So I was surprised a few days ago to see that my account has been blocked from asking more questions (I exceeded the 50 in 30 day limit). I really do try to give back more than I take, I have around 350 questions and 450 answers, only 4 of my answers are negatively scored (all only -1 as well), and none of my questions have a negative total.
I have over 10k reputation on Stack Overflow, the majority of which is earned through answers, (some of my highest scoring answers were community wikid, so I consider I should actually have more rep). I make an effort to accept answers to all my questions, be courteous and grateful to all answers.
The general response to these sorts of enquires is 'you suck and should change your career'. I don't really want to change my career :( There seems to have been a large shift away from the answers I got in my question about if I asked too many questions, and what people are saying now. Which is it?
There are two types of people, those that learn from static resources (books, websites, etc.) and then those who prefer interactive resources (bit of an oversimplification I know). I much prefer interactive resources, Q+A type systems, helping others, getting feedback. At work I was tasked with making an ASP.NET website, I had only developed classic ASP websites for many years so was a bit lost, and was extremely thankful for the Stack Overflow community who helped answer my questions patiently and in detail. Months later, I know consider myself fairly good at ASP.NET, and have a lot to show for it, and my learning from it largely came from the Stack Overflow community, which again I feel extremely grateful for which is why I try and make an effort to answer lots of questions as well.
So it seems rather abrupt and uncalled for really. I understand the need for it if the powers to be decide there is a need for it, but perhaps you could introduce something where it is 50 questions per 30 days, but you get another question bonus for every accepted answer you have in that 30 day period? So if within the last 30 days I gave 10 answers of which 2 were accepted with the green tick, my 30 day question limit should be 52.