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Are question/answer bans implemented in Stack Exchange 2.0 sites? [duplicate]

I always thought question/answer bans were present on Stack Overflow (and maybe in all the trilogy sites). I was recently chatting with a user, and he said there are answer bans on other sites as well....
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Empowering tag-badge holders part II - let's look at silver?

Not long ago, we gave folks that have a gold tag badge the ability to instantly mark a question as a duplicate of another. This has worked out exceptionally well in practice. While there have been ...
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Is using reputation to scale the number of close votes the best way?

When we were working on the last se-quality-project, I wanted to introduce something into the review system that I still feel is pretty lacking. There's no way to really track your efficacy as a ...
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Is voting to balance in the spirit of the site?

The other day I saw an answer which was ok. Not great but not bad. So no reason to upvote or downvote. However the answer already had a single downvote. I felt this was unfair so upvoted the answer to ...
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Warn new users when they ask a question after a previous question is closed, downvoted, or deleted

Another "miséricorde": http://meta.superuser.com/questions/6736/can-you-please-review-my-ban Consider this comment (emphasis added): I think its okay, please dont take any efforts for me. I ...
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A way for “new users” to ask about their post specifically

We currently require that new users have 5+ reputation to participate in meta support discussions (bugs, feedback, governance, etc). This is primarily because the use case for meta is not ...
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Comments saying “thank you” remind OP to accept answer

A lot of times I will answer a question, OP will post "Thanks very much!" And then leave, not accepting the answer that fixed their problem. I know I can just give them a gentle reminder (asking them ...
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Stats on how attempts to circumvent Stack Overflow question blocks impact other sites

I would like to better understand how attempts to circumvent Stack Overflow question blocks impact other sites. I believe this can be estimated by finding out how many migrations to Stack Overflow ...
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Is there even an automatic ban on meta?

Somewhere I heard the automatic question ban on Meta is set lower than on the main site. But looking at the profile of this user on SR.SE it looks like there is absolutely no automatic ban on meta. ...
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Should the post ban message be reworded?

We get tons of posts from users asking about bans, perhaps assuming that their case is somehow different from the others, or that the ban was incorrect, or that they need to ask a question now, etc. ...
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Streamlining deletion of quality block evasion accounts

A quality block system is now in place across the network, where users who ask a series of poorly-received questions (or leave a string of inappropriate answers) are temporarily blocked from posting ...
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Are the rules about questions ban different for SO and for other sites?

In SO help center I found a section Does the ban last forever? which says about question bans that: "If you're unable to improve your existing questions, you'll get the chance to ask a new one 6 ...