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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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What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
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Get rid of the question ban on Meta; suspend actively harmful users manually

This user appears to have been question banned because of two unpopular Meta suggestions. (He says so in Chat) Look at the two contributions that appear to have gotten him banned. Like those of many ...
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Block migration if user is suspended/question-blocked at destination

There's a sad little loophole in the suspension/question-block system: migrations. Example: Let's say you've been suspended on MSO, but you really, really want to post a question here now. All you ...
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Question banning should work differently on Meta

I just wanted to report a problem with Data Explorer and realized I was banned from asking questions on meta. Probably because I asked 3 questions with a score <= -10. Reading through the reasons ...
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Remove the shortened URL from the Post-Ban-Message [duplicate]

The message informing users about the post ban carries a shortened URL: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more. Can it please be ...
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Should I avoid deleting my questions?

My Stack Overflow account is blocked. When I try to ask a question it shows me the error below. Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. I did some research and found that ...
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How should self-deletes be evaluated in the question ban algorithm?

A self-deleted post is often not a low-quality post and may simply be a mistake noticed by the user, unlike moderator- or community-deleted posts which may indicate serious problems that the user may ...
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What happens to folks who get question banned, by and large?

There is a steady stream of duplicates of What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? coming in lately. It's got me wondering. Roughly ...
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Clarify “no longer accepting questions from this account” error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Better explanation when account is blocked A few months ago SO started blocking questions from users with a history of poor questions; users get the error message: Sorry, ...
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Should the automated ban on questions used on SO apply to Meta as well?

From this question, it appears that the same system for blocking new questions by those that have a history of bad questions used on Stack Overflow also applies to Meta Stack Overflow. Should it? ...
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How can you know that you are quite close to losing your account? [duplicate]

I just came to know about this new policy of Stack Overflow. Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. Initially it was funny that people are losing their accounts :-D. ...
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How can a question banned user fix their questions if they're deleted?

If a user is question banned and the cause of the ban is too many deleted questions, how can the user fix this on their own? Until recently, advice has been to improve their questions, but since ...
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Stack Overflow is not accepting questions from my account anymore [duplicate]

I can't post a question when logged in via OpenID on Stack Overflow. How can I do it?
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Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account [duplicate]

When I am posting my question I am getting the following error: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. What can I do?
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Cannot post answers to StackOverflow [closed]

I am trying to post an answer to a question (in the Android forum), but I am getting this error. Is it because I am a new user? I have pasted the error below. Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted ...
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Down votes should not have any side effect, on meta [duplicate]

After my first suggestion, I've now got a new suggestion: down votes should not have any side effect in meta. By side effects, I mean something like banning me from asking questions due to too many ...
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When does the question ban get applied?

The simple equation that decides whether you get question banned or not is: (total questions - negative score questions - closed questions)/total questions >= 0.5 And closed questions probably ...
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Allow banned users to see their own deleted posts

Apologies if this question has already been asked, but I was unable to find it. Please don't ban me. I've been banned from posting new answers. This article says to fix my posts. But it also says my ...
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Give better explanations when accounts are blocked

Over the past week or so, I've seen many questions from users who don't understand why their accounts have been locked. They have even made the effort to come here and ask why, so at least they know ...
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Annotate user accounts network-wide when they get rate-limited or banned

A while back, I proposed giving moderators limited moderation privileges on closely related sites, but it didn't get very much love. However, this is something that still would be really helpful: ...
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Use the new helpcenter for the question/answer ban message

Related: "We're no longer accepting" message should not be hosted on meta The helpcenter has an entry for the question ban message. It still links to the meta page for further details. ...
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Warn users before their account is suspended [duplicate]

Questions like this are fairly common. New users sign up, treat Stack Overflow like a forum, and wind up with a suspended account. They then post here for help, and a moderator ends up writing the ...
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Add a Question Ban Meter in the profile page [duplicate]

Background I was recently banned from asking questions, and appealed my case here. As I think about my problems, I have begun to realize that I was never notified of the question-ban policy - neither ...
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“We're no longer accepting” message should not be hosted on meta [duplicate]

When users receive a question ban they see a message that links them to a post on meta in the faq tag. I would like to put forward the hypothesis that this is the way most of the users who post ...
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Does deleting my own question or answer attract penalty? [duplicate]

I have read lot of questions related to deleted questions or answers to be available for users to see in their profiles, but my question is, does excess deletion of our own questions and answers ...
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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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Multiple accounts being used to dodge a question ban

From what I've read on meta, multiple accounts by one user are "OK" as long as they aren't being used as "sock-puppets" to upvote eachother. Well I've come across someone who is ...
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Will asking too many duplicate questions lead to a question ban?

I'm aware that if a number of a user's question are deleted or heavily down-voted it could cause a ban, but will simply asking too many duplicates alone get someone question banned? I'm also aware of ...
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How many people are asking SO questions on Meta because they're question-blocked?

People post questions on Meta that should really be on SO. (Latest example that'll doubtless be deleted momentarily.) They've been doing this for ages and the problem's been brought up on Meta at ...
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Why am I getting “no longer accepting questions from this account”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? This question was initially posted on stackoverflow.com since ...
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Make users pass a review assessment as final stage before question ban

A different proposal in response to the problem documented in Warn new users when they ask a question after a previous question is closed, downvoted, or deleted. After a user has had a first or ...
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What should I do when I see a “question ban warning”? [duplicate]

When I ask question, It says following: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a ...
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Automatically redirect or block Meta questions regarding question bans

It seems like every 4 hours or so, we get a question along the lines of: "Why cannot I ask the question?" "Banned from question asking, plz fix!" "Modrater plz unban me I need to ask! Plz fix ...
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What are the conditions for a dissociation and how does it impact the post-ban system?

I have searched around meta but did not find much information regarding the dissociation of posts. I, however, happened to stumble across this faq question, "How do I remove my name from a post, in ...
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Question on reasoning behind auto-'ban' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? Recently, I logged onto SO after a week offline, and was greeted with the ...
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Reversing a disability-related post ban

After a year of waiting I am finally able to ask a proper question here and I do expect a reasonable answer. I am a 30 year old Java developer suffering from a brain tumor and the after effects of 2 ...
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No one likes quitting cold turkey

The ban process is very useful to preventing low quality posts - for the most part. One very large glaring issue with it is that users can bypass it at will by using a different account. On a daily ...
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How can I improve my questions to regain the ability to ask questions on StackOverflow?

Background I have been banned from asking questions on StackOverflow, but do not understand why I have been receiving so many down votes. When I ask questions on StackOverflow, I strive to make them ...
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I didn't RTFM; How can I repent for my SE sins?

I never RTFM on Stack Exchange and got myself trapped in limbo on AskUbuntu: After sifting though similar questions about this happened, I'm guessing that I have a few deleted posts. In an effort to ...
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Does marking an earlier question as a duplicate of a newer one harm the asker?

In multiple meta questions it's suggested that an older question can be marked as a duplicate of a newer question. For example, from the accepted answer to "Should I vote to close a duplicate question,...
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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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Question ban – what exactly are “positive contributions”?

I asked a couple of really bad (horrible!) questions here and got hit with a question ban. No surprise there – I was a new user, and now know where I went wrong. The problem is that I can't get ...
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Show some indication that account is banned from asking new questions

It would be nice if we could see somehow that someone is getting the infamous "Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account" message when trying to ask new question, same way that we ...
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Warning to users who are about to delete their own question and cause question ban [duplicate]

Given the recent number of users who come here to complain that their account has been suspended because they deleted too many of their own questions, could a warning message be added after the first ...
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Include user being blocked from posting in user history

When a moderator views the history of a user, there is no indication of when the user has been blocked from posting a question or answer. This includes users blocked for repeated low quality ...
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Why can't I ask questions on StackOverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account”? When I click on the Post your Question button SO tells me the following:...
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Quality ban warning

How does the hobbling for bad askers work, on sites where the question ban isn't enabled? In particular, as a moderator, I see repeated entries in a user's history stating user posted after seeing ...
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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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What can be done about an incorrect “you are only allowed to ask 50 questions in a 30 day period” block?

I just attempted to ask my first question ever on Stack Overflow, but the system told me Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 50 questions in a 30 day period What can I do about this? EDIT from ...
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For quality blocks / warnings, system seems to penalize migrated answered questions the same as deleted ones

As far as I know, question blocks / quality warnings system tends to rather heavily penalize deleted answered questions: The folks we're concerned about are the ones who ask a question, and then ...