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Questions tagged [post-ban]

A post ban means that a user is blocked from asking new questions, or posting new answers.

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Stack Overflow profile clean reset - why?

It looks like there may be a bug on Stack Overflow, my entire profile has been reset, all the questions I asked are gone, all the answers are gone, reputation is set to 101, I don't know why, and this ...
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How can I make a new account when I am question banned? [duplicate]

I have an account on Seasoned Advice, but it has been question banned. I would like to create an additional account so I can continue to ask questions. How can I do this?
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Will I get a notification after my post ban will be removed?

I am currently banned from giving answers on Stack Overflow, and I want to know if there will be some kind of notification after the ban will get removed?
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Is there a way to know when question ban will be temporarily lifted?

On my Stack Overflow account, I am currently banned from asking questions. I have, over time, asked a series of questions that were poorly worded and/or did not contribute to the site as a whole. On ...
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What does it mean to “take without giving back”, when an user is banned? [duplicate]

More than once, I stumbled on some SE users who had their accounts temporarily "blocked"/"banned" (e.g. locked reputation at 1, cannot ask or reply to questions, and maybe some other restrictions). ...
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Migration from one account to another [duplicate]

There are too many negative markings on my questions on Stack Overflow. So I want to migrate my account to another new account. I want all my information to migrate except the questions. Is it ...
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Statistics about people who have recovered from their question ban

I've asked this question on Stack Overflow in Russian, but our CM told me to ask this question here. I've found only a few similar posts: Can we have some statistics about users who could overcome ...
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Question ban algorithm formula [duplicate]

Recently we received new question about question ban: Не разблокируется возможность задавать вопросы Member can't ask new questions, the system shows the message: We are no longer accepting ...
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Adjusting answer ban heuristics per-site

On a rather small Stack Exchange site, we have a certain user whose answers are almost always completely wrong, often peppered with a bunch of terminology said user had just learned recently. The ...
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How do I determine the score of my questions?

I have been banned from asking questions on a Stack Exchange site. I now want to edit the questions I have asked with a negative score. Where can I see my question score?
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How to delete question permanently [duplicate]

Some of my questions weren't important and also my fault. They were downvoted. Even, no expected answer. So, I've tried Google and found the answers were quite easy. I'm also blocked from ...
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Tell me when I cannot post BEFORE I start typing and then click post

There was a question that I knew the answer to, and I started and then finished typing an answer, but then I clicked post, but it said I have an answer ban, so I was forced to click discard and I ...
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Is editing my old questions to get out of a ban ultimately pointless?

For the last six months, I was banned from asking questions until I edited my old ones. It looks like it was just recently lifted but I am confused about how to edit old, existing questions so that I ...
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The contact form directs answer-banned users to an article on question bans

If an answer-banned user tries to use the contact form, they are supposed to select "My question or answer was denied". Doing so brings up text that speaks exclusively of question bans: Users who ...
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Information about migration rejected because of post-ban/suspension?

If a question is migrated by close voters or mods and the user cannot ask questions on the target site (they reached question ban or are suspended) then the migration does not go through: Block ...
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Warn new users who ran into a question ban on other sites before they post here on Meta

I propose that new users who recently ran into a ban from asking questions anywhere else on the network be shown a warning before asking a question here on Meta Stack Exchange. A huge portion of ...
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Add cookie blocks to the IP-based spam-blocking system

Note: Not a duplicate of Please don't use a spam filter based on IP address. That proposes that we stop blocking IPs; this one suggests implementing an additional feature while keeping the ...
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Banned from asking questions due to connecting a Google account that associated questions with my current account?

A few years ago I was a total programming noob and signed up to StackOverflow in order to get help (more like leeching) with programming issues I was having. My account was quickly blocked from asking ...
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What is the significance of showing “This text was adapted from Google’s tips for getting help.” in Ask question section?

I recently noticed a thing in my Stack Overflow account, when I'm trying to ask a question, You have reached your question limit page will come. But on the right side I've seen Linked ...
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Is it time to stop taking restrictive actions based on the user's IPv4 address?

In 2012, this question was asked requesting to stop banning by IP address. (This was the only question I could find directly related to this issue on Meta.) I'd like to revisit basically the same ...
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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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Shared IP Answer Ban workarounds? [duplicate]

I browse from a shared IP address (my university gives no other option) and I, for the first time ever, decided to answer a question on Stack Exchange. I have apparently been answer banned but I have ...
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FAQ not mentioning allowance of one question per 6 months during question ban?

As the FAQ is currently written, the only way to lift a post ban is by fixing your existing posts - including deleted ones. However, various users - mostly high rep users on MSE - claims that you're ...
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Prevent answer ban from kicking in for a single honest mistake for a new user

I ran in to a very unfortunate issue recently on Video Production. We had a new user who asked a question regarding a problem they were facing. A high-reputation user asked for a full log in a comment....
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Please extend the automatic slow-down system to also apply to answers

A couple of years ago a rolling rate limit was added that limited the number of new questions a brand new user could ask, and adjusted that limit based on the feedback they were getting. It was there ...
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Can I be banned if most of my answers get negative scores? [duplicate]

I'm interested: can I be banned if most of my answers get a negative score? And if yes, what is limit before I get banned? I want to know an answer to this question because I have bad English, and I ...
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If I am permanently blocked from asking and answering questions and I edited one of my low quality bad questions and changed everything [duplicate]

If I am permanently blocked from asking and answering questions and I edited one of my low quality bad questions and changed everything, including subject, topic, caption, title, body, context and etc ...
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What should I do if I deleted all my bad low quality unanswered questions and I am permanently blocked from asking and answering questions? [duplicate]

I deleted all my bad low quality unanswered questions and they are unrecoverable, so I am unable to fix or improve my bad low quality unanswered questions. I am also permanently blocked from asking ...
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Can a newbie be automatically question banned if an upvoted answer is deleted?

Let's say I'm a newbie on Site X. I begin by writing two answers to that get two upvotes and three upvotes, respectively (total of five, for 50 reputation points). Then I write some bad questions, ...
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Does CW posts count towards post ban?

When testing the "trivial answer" criterion for this answer, I submitted quite a few answers to the Sandbox. Since the answers are intended to be "trivial", I feel like deleting them. However ,I am ...
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What happens if I get lots of downvotes for my answers?

On Stack Overflow, I noticed that if I get 3 or more downvotes for my question, I am blocked from asking questions for 4 days. Is that same applicable for answering questions? If I get lots of ...
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Can I regain question asking privilege by editing posts

About a month ago, I was about to ask a question on Stack Overflow and saw this message: You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See ...
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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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I have been banned from stack overflow - should I undelete my posts?

I was recently banned form stack overflow. Before I got banned, I would delete any post that was received negatively (I now know that was a very bad idea). I am wondering if it would be better for me ...
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How do I fix poorly-received questions if it was deemed as a duplicate (when trying to reclaim the ability to post questions)? [duplicate]

Due to some questions of questionable quality from the times when I was still at school I am unable to post questions on Stack Overflow. I want to make my amends and the Help Centre suggest I should "...
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Alert users of question ban on iOS before asking a new question

When using the web version of Stack Exchange, if a user has reached their account's question limit, (aka: their account has been question banned), they will see an error message before they can type ...
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Comprehensive question quality blocks now enabled everywhere

Questions are the lifeblood of any Stack Exchange site. But asking good questions can be difficult, and while most people start off doing it poorly, some never get better. For years now, when sites ...
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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 ...
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Does a post ban on meta stack exchange effect stack overflow?

If you get question banned on Meta, would you also get banned from stack overflow? or are they completely separate things? Just wondering because I use the same account for both. Also, When I ask a ...
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Deleted questions and question ban

I've seen a number of question on the meta where people do not understand the reason for being question-banned. The investigation then reveals that they have a number of deleted questions with lots of ...
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Do “positive contributions” to get out of question ban include contributions to Meta?

Help Center: The ban will be lifted automatically by the system when it determines that your positive contributions outweigh those questions which were poorly received. Does the "positive ...
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Are views and answer scores considered in the question ban algorithm?

Is a question with a lot of views but 0 score or [-5;-1] score and highly voted answers treated any different from other questions in the same score range ? High views and neutral/slightly negative ...
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Problem with getting out of an answer ban [duplicate]

I've been answer-banned today because of 3 poor answers, which I admit is my fault. I read the Help Center, and lots of answers on Meta, and I think I understand how to get out of the answer ban. I ...
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What is the difference between /help/asking-rate-limited and /help/question-limited?

There are 2 help topics about question limiting: Why have I been limited to one question per week? Why is the system asking me to wait a day or more before asking another question? What is the ...
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Why should I be punished for deleting my closed/protected answers and questions? [duplicate]

I don't see why why I should be warned about being made unable to ask or answer for deleting questions and answers I've put up when they have been deemed off-topic and closed, or voted down and become ...
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Why am I still in jeopardy of have question creation access blocked on Android.SE? [duplicate]

Essentially, for several months now I seem to have the infamous quote atop the questions writing page that says if I don't pull my act together, I won't be able to ask questions, possibly permanently (...
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What defines “heavily downvoted”?

Also related: Are heavily downvoted answers automatically deleted? I heard that you can get a ban or suspension for heavily down-voted questions. What defines "heavily down-voted"? Is it different ...
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Can we “question ban” a particular user instead of suspending him altogether?

I am posting this here at the suggestion of a History SE Moderator, following an exchange between us on the History Meta. There is a particular user on the site who has asked a large number of ...
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Got unbanned from asking question and good positive reaction to my next question and still got banned again [duplicate]

Recently I saw that I got unbanned from asking question and so I asked a question... I got a good positive reaction to the question but I looked at the "ask a question" and it blocked it to me again....
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“Block not encountered” indicator wrong…?

In a site where I'm a moderator, we have a user complaining that they cannot post a question, as the website throws him an error message. I went to check the user's profile page and saw that he was ...