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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do the question and answer ban rules need to be secret?

The exact rules for the automatic question and answer bans are not public; we know some general principles behind them, but not much more. I agree that some automated mechanisms like this are ...
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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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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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Can you appeal against a downvote on Stack Exchange sites?

If you are the OP, could you not request for a downvote to be reviewed by some moderators so that you are not the one who gets wrongfully blocked from asking questions, but him/her for downvoting ...
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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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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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(Slightly) decrease the auto-question block's sensitivity [closed]

I am trying to ask a valid question on Stack Overflow, but I got blocked by the auto-question-asking-ban message. I haven't been asking many questions, have only received 1 more downvote than upvotes ...
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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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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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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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Can I ask programming questions on other sites besides Stack Overflow?

I am having a problem with HTML and CSS. Previously, I had asked one question on Programmers.SE related to Android. Now I am thinking of asking about my problem related to HTML and CSS on Webmasters. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to know proximity of getting banned? [duplicate]

I recently came to know that deleting posts may lead to banning. I have deleted some of my old posts which I thought are no longer useful to anyone. I don't know exactly how many I have deleted on SO. ...
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Do migrated questions count towards the question ban?

I saw this user's profile. 3 out of 4 old questions were migrated from Stack Overflow to other sites and the 4th one does not fit Stack Overflow either and was already closed. Do migrated questions ...
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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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Do downvotes/flags still affect the original owner of a community wiki post other than for rep calculation?

Some time ago I was pointed to a ranting/rude answer that was immediately converted to wiki by the poster. Since at the time it seemed pretty clear that the poster originally posted the rant and then ...
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Highly upvoted old posts can more or less inoculate you from post bans?

When reviewing and even when I'm just looking for info, I eventually stumble on to a post that isn't only bad its mindbogglingly awful and out of morbid curiosity I check the user profile. Not only is ...

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