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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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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High-level user abuse with citation resulting in ban; ban lift requests? [closed]

Two questions: I'm inferring that this is what has happened, but I'd prefer to believe I wasn't actually targeted; so if I'm being paranoid, please move on to 2. I believe one of the high-level ...
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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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Why do I have an Answer Ban already? [duplicate]

I very new to StackExchange and I have already have an Answer Ban, but I only have one question (which has no down votes) and I have zero answers. I don't even know who to ask on what to do to fix ...
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Should I edit my bad questions even if it causes good answers to lose context?

There is a hypothetical user on Software Engineering. Let's call him Devorlor. He asked some bad questions, but despite this, he received some very useful and upvoted answers. This hypothetical user ...
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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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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 the ...
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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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Alert users of max question limit BEFORE writing the question! [duplicate]

This has happened to me a lot of times and it drives me crazy, after writing a very detailed question, taking snapshots of my app behavior, pasting code and such I click submit and I get the message "...
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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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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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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 question/answer bans implemented in Stack Exchange 2.0 sites? [duplicate]

I always thought question/answer bans were present on Stack Overflow (and maybe in all the trilogy sites). I was recently chatting with a user, and he said there are answer bans on other sites as well....
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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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Unable to post on meta after a certain number of downvotes [duplicate]

It seems after you reach a certain number of downvotes (at least on meta), you lose the ability to post. Why? I also wonder if the algorithm is taking into consideration if the downvotes were spread ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Allow 20k users to see deleted posts from other users profiles (particularly for post banned users)

Background Anyone who has spent any time on meta will have experienced a user who has been question or answer banned and is looking for help. Often letting them know how to improve is what they need ...
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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 ...
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Do answers left on questions that subsequently get deleted impact the Answer Ban criteria for those users?

According to this post on MSO there is an algorithm in place that is used to trigger whether a Question or Answer ban is automatically applied to a user. However, if an answer is left to a question ...
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You have reached your question limit [duplicate]

For many months now, I've been prevented from asking new questions here, on Stackoverflow - all due to the error: You have reached your question limit Researching this error a few weeks back, I ...
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If a migration is rejected, an error message appears briefly and then vanishes

I attempted to migrate a question from Arduino SE to Stack Overflow, because it seemed more relevant there. The migration appeared to succeed however someone noticed afterwards that it was not on SO. ...
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Can something bad happen if questions I post are being put on hold a lot?

On some Stack Exchange site I have two questions that are put on hold and may be closed soon. I guess this will happen a lot, so does something bad happen when you ask questions that are put on hold ...
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Question with answers, deleted by vote

My previous question had 2 answers. I tried to delete it because it was duplicate. An alert like box appeared saying "if you delete answered question continuously you might be banned from asking ...
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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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Moderator override on automated bans

The SE system bans people from posting questions and/or answers based on an algorithm we can only guess at. It largely does a good job at arresting low quality posts from users but occasionally it's ...
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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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Getting out of a question ban [duplicate]

I have, unfortunately, been put in a question ban. The good part, is that I know exactly why, and that this ban has pretty much forced me to read through many wiki posts, rules, FAQ's, and Jon Skeet's ...
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I am seeing the 'questions not well-received' warning when I have no questions at all

At https://superuser.com/questions/ask I see this message: 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 ...
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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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Can't post an answer although very low activity?

I'm trying to help out a fellow Git user on SE (Deploy a GIT project on OVH "Mutualisé" (shared)) but I can't post an answer because I'm apparently banned. From what I see, I only ...
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Why can't I give any answers anymore? [duplicate]

I can add comments but I am not able to give any answers anymore. Why?
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Am I a victim of any sort of StackExchange's banning system bug?

Scenario For unrelevant reasons, I get banned by the StackExchange system on the past year, I think it was on Mar 11 '14 but I'm not sure. For whatever reason I get downvotes, moderators have ...
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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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