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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No reason for being excluded from Stack Overflow [duplicate]

As StackExchange becomes more frequently the official forum for popular open source software, if you are locked out your options for help are really limited. Would it not be fair to have one ...
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Should limits be placed on new users who create paths of destruction? [duplicate]

Specifically this user: https://stackoverflow.com/users/688654/amol His questions are coming quickly and have problems: They require significant editing (which the SO community is stepping up, but ...
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Cap number of answers for new users

I found an user who posted 790 trivial, low-voted answers in two months... wait, that's more than 20 answers per day! Isn't it too many, too low quality? He is 6k rep now, but his answers are ...
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Can we limit answers from users with a history of bad answers?

It's great that we now have measures that will limit questions from users with a history of bad questions. Can we do the same sort of thing for users with a history of bad answers? I.e., if a user has ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Please unban my account, reason: many low-quality questions [duplicate]

I'm starting to learn Java Swing, so I have many low-quality questions. But I don't know where to post low-quality (or newbie) questions? And I have some wrong tags (tag indexing) because I'm a newbie ...
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Why do the users who edit questions not turn the poor questions into the best ones?

What are the mistakes which will get your account blocked from asking questions? If others also have permission to edit our questions, why they don't turn the poor questions into the best ones. Every ...
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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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Second Chance Button for “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account.”

So I was curious if Stack Overflow offers a second chance button. I know a lot of user who get this Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. Is there a way to give good users ...
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And what about the beginners who receive a post ban? [duplicate]

I was banned from asking questions on Stack Overflow because many of my questions have a score of 0. I really think that is too much. What should the beginners do? Where should they ask their ...
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Should I have a separate account for “answering questions” and “asking questions”?

It has happened me 3 times that my account was closed for asking bad questions. I made my reputation in long period of time and then, after a few questions with downvotes, my account was suspended. ...
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What to do when I'm unable to ask questions from my account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? (the answer is here, in this post) I have a user account on ...
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How to recover questions from my old, post-banned account? [duplicate]

My previous account was blocked for no big reason, all my questions were genuine and appreciated. Is there any way so that I unblocked that account or I import my questions to my new account?
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Why can I no longer answer without any obvious reason, and no recovery seems possible? [duplicate]

When I try to post an answer, I get "We are no longer accepting answers from this account. See this meta post to learn more." On that page, it shows only that it seems a ban and is permanent, ...
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Why am I continously banned from posting answers on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I have a very frustrating history using Stack Overflow, as every time I have a solution to a problem I saw asked there, I cannot post an answer as my account is banned. I have no reputation, but how ...
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Does deleting own answers result in a penalty? (too many or regularly) [duplicate]

Does deleting my own question or answer attract penalty? says deleting your own question exceeding some limit results in a penalty. Is there a penalty for deleting one's own answers? Apparently 5 ...
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How to reach downvoters after improving my post and ask for review again to remove downvotes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes I have posted a question on one week back. After that I have received down votes. Below is the link to the (now deleted) question ...
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Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See “URL” to learn more [duplicate]

My friend's account is locked to Ask Question. It is shown the error message when he clicks Ask Question. Error message: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See What can I ...
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How to get unbanned after a question-ban? [duplicate]

When I try to ask a question, I see the below message: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. Is it possible to reverse this ban?
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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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I don’t know what the purpose of Stack Overflow is [closed]

First of all apologies to all. I don’t know what the purpose of Stack Overflow. I thought Stack Overflow is used discourage and tease the beginner level developers. I asked a question on your website,...
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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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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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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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Are negative reputation factors tracked separately?

I am getting myself to better understand the reputation system and featured achievements (both good and bad) based on it. I must admit, I have just learned a question-asking ban existed (as I never ...
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Is it better to delete or to edit a downvoted answered question?

I have a question that shows poor research. Due to this and my first steps at Stack Overflow I got banned from asking questions. Ever since I'm trying to earn my way back to asking. Recently, I ...
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What deleted answers count toward the answer ban?

According to the canonical post on automatic bans: Yes, ... deleted answers count towards an automatic ban. Now, this is not very specific, and I suspect that is intentional. However there are ...
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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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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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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 those ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Don't ban based on IP address

According to this answer, automatic bans are at a lower level than the account, i.e. bans are based on IP address. There are two problems with this: There are many people who share IP addresses that ...
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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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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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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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Does a post ban on some site affect MSE, and vice versa?

I want to know whether we will be banned on Meta Stack Exchange when we have a ban on a Stack Exchange site itself. If someone gets the message We are no longer accepting questions/answers from ...
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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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