Questions tagged [ban]

There are various ways users can get banned on Stack Exchange. You should use a more specific tag such as [account-suspension], [post-ban], [review-ban], [edit-ban], [flag-ban] or [chat-ban]. Use this tag only when talking about multiple ban types or about ban types that have no tag yet.

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“Ban myself” button in user profiles

The purpose is to help the addicted user stick to a decision to concentrate on a different, short-term real-life problems s/he urgently has to deal with. I've seen this feature on some high-activity ...
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What should be done about a user who makes a threat?

I have recently come across an answer on one of Stack Exchange's sites (Skeptics) that was quite surprising to me. I have been a part of the Stack Exchange network for a while, and this is the ...
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How Are Review Audit Posts Selected

I have noticed a change in the review audits, and from others feedback, I was wondering if these audits are effective. I failed this review audit. I was going to flag it, as I could not find the ...
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User keeps getting banned, yet keeps making new accounts to ask questions

This user: https://stackoverflow.com/users/761669/errorerrorerror Keeps making new accounts. He/She just asked another question here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6683575/change-source-of-...
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IP Banned on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

I am a regular Stack Overflow user who does not spam, usually posts OK questions etc. However, for two weeks now my IP appears to be banned from any Stack website. I can easily get to the site via ...
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Ban Dropbox referral/affiliate links? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using affliate links in answer/question Update: just found out that the db.tt links are not only used for all new referrals, but also for URLs to public files (for now: only if ...
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How can I ban myself?

I read an answer about what to do to get self banned for a while. The answer was Flag one of your posts for moderator attention requesting a self-ban and we will assist. It did that but my flag ...
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Will I get punished for doing a… not-exactly-fair thing to get badges?

Will I get punished if I use my votes quickly to "run" for badges? https://meta.stackoverflow.com/badges/32/civic-duty https://meta.stackoverflow.com/badges/147/vox-populi https://meta.stackoverflow....
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Please Unban My Account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? this is just a message to moderators or users who can unban me. ...
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Be more friendly to hard-working reviewers

I had been banned from review 2 times on Stack Overflow before this event came up. After my 2nd ban, I've been working carefully, doing 80+ reviews every day and passing ~30 audits (I think there's ...
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Will I get banned if I constantly upvote my friend's responses?

My friend constantly sends me links to his questions/answers (to share them, not asking for upvotes). I almost feel bad about upvoting his posts just because I know him, even when his responses are ...
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Learning from the mistakes that led to a review ban

Over the last month or so, I've been making an effort to review Suggested Edits when I get a little time. I've got lots of "Success, that was a test" type responses and I don't recall ever seeing a ...
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Suspension vs Ban

What are the differences between account suspension and ban from stackoverflow (and similar sites)? Why would someone get banned? I mean what are the criteria for the ban and what should someone do ...
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How do I appeal a suspension on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I have been a user for about two months. I was recently suspended for one month. The reason given for the suspension was inappropriate comments, but I disagree with this. I have been trying my best ...
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If I get banned from meta.stackoverflow.com, am I also banned from stackoverflow.com

I have googled and haven't really found an answer. I have had a couple of questions get severely downvoted here (one was a support question too, thx). If I get auto-banned on meta, will it affect my ...
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Ban “we are no longer accepting questions from this account.” questions on MSO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically redirect or block Meta questions regarding question bans https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/130195/we-are-no-longer-accepting-questions-from-this-account ...
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Should editing other posts lift the ban?

Based on this: The only way for the ban to be lifted is by contributing positively to the site in other ways. Is editing other posts (and be accepted) considered as a positively contribution? I ...
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Is there a sort of 'invisibility' ban? [duplicate]

I've been asking a lot of questions on Stack Overflow and recently one of my questions was down voted 3 times, after which I voluntarily closed it. Since then though, my questions seem to be getting ...
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How long do the IP bans last?

I did something bad on SA website and I think that my second IP address is banned from it. Just wondering : how long do those last for? (btw , i'm sorry)
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Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account [duplicate]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I have been trying to ask a question in OS but am unable to do so... This is not a temporary thing since it has been that way for more than 90 ...
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My account is banned [duplicate]

I`m no able to ask questions on stackoverflow. Can I be unbanned? Else can I know quantifiable step to do to release the ban?