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

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How do I find out why I got question banned on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I was learning some SQL today and ran into a roadblock while trying to understand check constraints. Everyone was very helpful and I was able to comprehend what I was confused about. However, after I ...
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When will Stack Overflow remove my ban? [duplicate]

Some months ago, I got banned from asking a question on Stack Overflow, because I was new and asking non-programming related questions on that site. So Stack Overflow banned me. Now if I try to ask a ...
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Do non-duplicate closed questions contribute to a post ban?

We know from the FAQ on duplicate questions that: [T]here's no automatic penalty if your question gets marked as a duplicate of another. via an edit from Tim Post with the summary: Other ...
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Should I flag again when the system automatically handles the rude/abusive flag?

After receiving very useful advice in a previous Meta Q&A, a certain troll has seen their posts becoming very short-lived. With the help of other community members, we close, flag, and delete the ...
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Does the SE network have an effective process in place to deal with aggressively toxic users?

I welcome any details that can be shared, but I understand if there are specifics that cannot be. I am primarily interested in whether the process exists, rather than what that process is. What's been ...
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Are questions with no vote and/or no answer going to have a negative effect on my questioning profile in the network?

This is not actually a duplicate of Can I get banned for asking questions which don't attract answers or votes? I am not asking if only asking questions with no score can get someone banned from ...
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If a user is banned from posting answers, state so before they start writing the answer

Answer-banned users aren't informed they can't post an answer before they try to post an answer (which typically happens after they write an answer). They're only notified when they've finished their ...
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Post ban warning not showing up

Back in 2014, a warning was added for posters who are on their way to receiving a question ban. That post includes screenshots of the warning, but the visual styling depicted in the screenshots is ...
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Do post-bans work the same way on all per-site metas?

All regular Stack Exchange sites (including Meta Stack Exchange) have automatic question and answer bans. If a user posts enough poorly received content, they get banned from asking and/or answering. ...
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Is banning a user's answering/asking privilege because of a "negative reaction" correct? [duplicate]

A negative reaction can easily start on a post with a few mistakes that are usually grammatical mistakes which can lead to confusion, people can downvote the question, then the asker's reputation ...
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Rethinking when to block users from posting questions

Stack Exchange allows users to both upvote and downvote posts, but how this is implemented right now is a double-edged sword. If a user received too many downvotes in a period of time they will be ...
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Providing some details about poor quality questions

When a user is barred from asking questions, they are simply told to edit their previous questions to bring them up to an acceptable standard. Sometimes the questions require a lot of attention as ...
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Let question-banned users know that they're banned even if their 6-month limit has opened up

When a user is banned from asking questions, they are still allowed to ask one question every six months, in order to try and get their ban lifted in case they're unable to improve their existing ...
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Deleting old no-answer questions? [duplicate]

I deleted some old questions of mine with no answers from stackoverflow.com. Is this OK?, as I don't want a question ban.
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Evading question ban by triggering the automatic merger of accounts [duplicate]

While trying to ask a question, one could get: We are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. This is of course something counterproductive towards a ...
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Will upvoting again when my upvotes were somehow removed make me banned from Q&A? [duplicate]

I've gone through the following questions: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? Question on reasoning behind auto-'ban' From ...
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Where can I see my previous bans?

I remember seeing a warning that I couldn't post in Stack Overflow for about 6 months, but I can no longer find that message in my profile or settings anymore. Where can I view it?
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What can I do to minimize my chances of getting banned? [duplicate]

One thing that I have been doing that may hurt me is that when an answer gets down votes I delete the answer and rewrite it. I don't just rewrite it because I have found that the down votes ...
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What does it mean by automatically lifted? [duplicate]

What does it mean by automatically lifted? https://stackoverflow.com/help/question-bans The ban will be lifted automatically by the system when it determines that your positive contributions ...
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Does an answer ban allow you to post an answer once every 6 months? Can we make this more clear?

The Help Center article on answer bans doesn't say anything like that. (This is where the ban message directs you to look.) The MSE FAQ says you can (but I doubt that anyone but "power users" reads ...
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Who are aware of the question ban formula?

I know that the question ban formula of stack exchange is very secret and it's not revealed in public. But since stack exchange is run by the community, someone must know it. So who is the formula ...
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Are migrations allowed if the user is banned on the destination site, but their 6-month limit has opened up?

If a user is banned from asking on a given site, the system will block migrations to that site of questions by the same user posted on different sites. Additionally, the system allows question-banned ...
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Does the recent question reputation change affect question bans?

Question upvotes were recently changed in value from +5 to +10: see We’re Rewarding the Question Askers. I'm not sure, but it seems possible this may affect question bans: To avoid bypassing the ...
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Do you think banning for people not upvoting your question should be a thing? [closed]

I'll explain myself better... There is a funny ban feature on Stack Overflow that bans you if your questions aren't well received by the community. Now.. let's define "aren't well received": A non ...
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Flawed question-ban system

I recently got banned from SoftwareEngineering.StackExchange.com. The point of this post is not to get the ban lifted, or to argue with the negative scores of my posts. It is to discuss the ban system ...
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Has there been an uptick in the number of users post-banned from Meta Stack Exchange contemporary to the recent drama?

I know that the question/answer ban scripts have been specially modified to account for the typical voting patterns on Meta Stack Exchange. In the past two months, the site has seen some of the most ...
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How are old post edits from question banned reviewed? [duplicate]

I just got question banned from Stack Overflow this afternoon, sadly. I read through the FAQ on that, and it suggests editing old posts to improve them. My first question is: How exactly is that ...
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My new account is brand new and I can't submit answers [duplicate]

Today I've seen an user requesting help for a bug which I have stumbled upon and I'd like to share my solution with him. My account is pristine (Angular wink), at least I don't remember to have answer,...
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Can the Community Team lift a post ban?

On Meta Stack Overflow, a user reported that they had been Question Banned on Stack Overflow as a result of apparently abusive voting activity. A moderator replied with the following comment: I am ...
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Why not consider correcting the questions of other users as counting towards removing a question ban? [closed]

For several reasons, I have written here during my question ban. Introduction: I am NOT a programmer, I am a mechanical engineer who is especially interested in and uses Python, because so much ...
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Why is it (is it?) important to make it hard for banned users to check their deleted posts for 6 months (as opposed to 60 days)? [duplicate]

To avoid misunderstanding, I am not really opposed to making life harder for banned users in general. Here I am only trying to figure reasons of making so in one particular case and in certain ...
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What does "positively received" mean in the conditions for lifting a question ban?

The FAQ post about post ban mentions that it's possible to post one more question after a six-months waiting period and if the question is good enough, the question ban can be lifted: If you're ...
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Does reviewing posts help remove a post ban?

I am working on removing a "post ban" on Stack Overflow. I have been answering questions, I have already done what edits I could see to old questions and have moved on to "reviewing posts" as there ...
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What to do when you put two days of formulating a question and it still gets downvoted? [duplicate]

I have spent hours reading, formulating practice questions, using grammar check, and studying research papers. I have taken a break from Stack Exchange for probably 4 days, hoping that this will ...
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Does deleting your profile and starting a new one violate any rules?

I have learned recently that I can delete my account and start a new one. Now there are some rules to this for example if you are in a suspension the suspension and/or ban would continue under the new ...
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Why aren't high-rep users able to post from IP addresses that are automatically banned?

As explicitly stated in the last section of the FAQ (emphasis mine), My account is in good standing. Why am I still blocked? The ban also takes in account the IP address. If you browse from a shared ...
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My questions keep getting closed; how do I improve? [duplicate]

Often when I ask a question it gets closed, but I don't understand what makes it too broad or off-topic and people aren't explaining it in comments. I'm getting frustrated; I want to contribute ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 a 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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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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