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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Send all question edits by banned users to the review queue

When users are banned from asking questions, two problems tend to occur: The users find it hard to redeem themselves because, even if they find ways to improve old questions, others may not bother to ...
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Why is my account closed to new questions? [duplicate]

Why am I getting this message when I press "Ask Question": You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. I ...
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Seeing my past “not well-received” questions

It seems that I'm close to being banned from asking, I see the following message when trying to make a question: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger ...
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Lifting question ban [duplicate]

My account was banned after I asked 6 questions since early August, three of which were edited by a staff-like person. I only posted some error messages and code that is not working for the CS50 ...
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User with all questions deleted (and no answers) is blocked from answering but not asking

On Android we recently suspended a user for asking 6 low quality and off topic questions, with no other contribution at all. All those questions have been flagged and deleted, and some were closed, ...
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Should I use existing questions to “ask new ones” when in a question ban?

So maybe this is obvious, but if I'm in a question ban and I can't ask new questions yet still have things I would like to know about, should I edit the old questions I have and completely replace ...
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Why do answers not offset 50 question ban limit?

I'm experiencing the 50 question ban on Stack Overflow. I recently took over project maintenance for a popular project, and I had quite a few questions. (I think this is the first time I hit the ban). ...
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Allow post-banned users to edit their removed answers/questions

I've got a question ban on Stack Overflow. Some of my questions with very low votes have been deleted by moderators. I have a list of them. I wanted to improve them and then vote to undelete it, but I ...
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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 the automatic ban policy configurable?

I am trying to talk my boss into using a Stack Exchange clone for our Q&A site. So I do not have a clone yet. I am trying to collect information to present to him. One desire of my boss would ...
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Give more specific guidance on question ban questions

For the past few years, since they started the question ban, we've been getting lots of questions from users (usually new) asking why they can't ask questions, and what the error dialog means. ...
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Please adjust the question auto-block criteria (and allow mods to countermand blocks)

We have a user on Ask Ubuntu who just received the "do better or we won't let you play" nastygram, while writing a new question. They aren't banned yet, but they're clearly being told they will be if ...
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What can be done for an account with only 9 reputation for the problem "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? [duplicate]

My situation is extremely weird. I never asked questions very frequently in stackoverflow.Most of the time I found an answer to a question just checking the previous posts. I also contributed to the ...
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“not well received” warning displayed improperly

Whilst trying to improve my involvement in the network, I was about to ask a new question, and got this message saying I have some questions "not well received" and I might be blocked from asking! I ...
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Stack Overflow question ban after getting up-votes [duplicate]

So, I sadly got a question ban in Stack Overflow, however, it is unclear to me why... I have read through everything that I could find in the Help Center. It seems to me that I have a permanent ...
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Uplifting a ban

How am I supposed to uplift a ban if I do not have access to previous "answers" I've left? A moderator recently told me I left 3 answers that were unsatisfactory. I can't find a reference to these ...
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Can I delete old downvoted questions that I edited but which were never upvoted, so I don't get banned?

I have old down-voted questions that are (3-4 months old). Can I delete them? I already updated most of those down-voted questions, but the votes on them didn't change. Some of those question are ...
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why so quick on the Answer Ban? [closed]

I have had literally 1 post since joining that I immediately deleted because it didn't fit the format of an "answer'. When trying to share the solution that helped me on a thread asking the same ...
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Does positive activity on one SE site help to get out of a ban on another site?

I have read What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? but I need to clarify something: I was banned from Stack Overflow when I was a new ...
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How do votes on closed questions affect a question ban?

Writing a question that is later closed is not a good thing. Enough of these will lead to a question ban. Two things that mitigate against a question ban, are upvoted answers, and upvoted other ...
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“Some of your past questions have not been well-received”. How to count the endpoint? [duplicate]

I got a warning notification "Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more." and I'm afraid to ask my next question, because I ...
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Why do we threaten so quickly with an automatic ban (on Meta)?

Preamble: This is not yet a feature request. The point is to refine through discussion a potential future feature request. First, what is a ban warning: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/231118/225842 ...
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Statistics on number of users being post-banned?

I am interested in statistics on number of users getting post ban, for different SX sites. Is such information available? Is it possible to get such information from the Data Explorer? (Then it would ...
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Feature request not well received, risk of being blocked? [duplicate]

Related questions: Can you improve "past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more"? What should I do when I see a "...
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How can I improve questions marked as duplicate?

If I were in danger of being banned from asking questions, I'd be advised: ... Also, edit your previous questions to improve formatting and clarity. It happened to me, very recently. At the time, ...
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Can you improve “past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more”? [duplicate]

I was about to ask a question, here on Meta SE, when I was slapped with the above warning. I went into a state of shock and "before I knew it" I had posted a completely different and obviously self-...
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banned users - how to edit and improve asked questions

I had asked this question, which is similar to a previously asked question, and received negative votes. These downvotes pushed me under the limit and I was question-banned, about a year ago. 2 Days ...
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Question Bans on Meta Sites besides MSE [duplicate]

This question is more for curiosity than knowledge, but it might still be useful to know. Is it possible to obtain automatic question bans on meta sites besides Meta Stack Exchange? If so, how much ...
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Restrict users under a question ban from chat

Lounge<‌C++> frequently answers questions that are appropriate for the main site, and drive-by asking is a persistent problem. Lately there has been an increase in people coming to the room because ...
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Are good, trusted accounts really blocked too, while on a bad IP address?

I read this, on the official answer to What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? My account is in good standing. Why am I still blocked? The ...
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a work around to ask a question even if you are blocked from doing so!

I learned from this question that when user account Y is merged into an old user account X of the same user, the system will update posts of user Y with the user ID X. Now, considering the scenario ...
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Getting out of the question ban [duplicate]

I've been trying for months now to get out of the question ban. I commented, accepted and upvoted every useful answer I got for my questions. I remained civil and polite at them, too. I edited every ...
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Deadlock for question-banned users. What solution does the system offer?

I know the question-ban system was recently revised to help users who got stuck in ban but have the potential to progress. What is the reasoning behind limiting "recidivists" to post one ...
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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 ...
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Merging two accounts: what happens if on one of them I'm banned from asking

I have another account, maybe more, I don't remember, the last time I logged to one of them maybe 2 years ago or more. On one of them I'm banned from asking on askubuntu I think,because I didn't know ...
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A year with a question ban

So last year I got banned from asking questions on SO. This happened when I was cleaning up after my "bad" questions. This was a time I actively started using SO and from time to time I would ask ...
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I have rewriten all my questions that I was told were sub-standard and I'm still question banned

I have rewritten all the questions that I was told were not within Stack Overflow quality standards, and I'm still question banned. Should I rewrite them again? Am I missing something? Does anyone ...
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Will the warning about asking disappear if I get more reputation?

I got the following warning: 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 clear, useful ...
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Can you lose the privilege to ask a question? [duplicate]

I've seen comments posted that a particular individual is in jeopardy of losing their question asking privileges. (Because of a history of down voted questions) If a rep point of "1" is required to ...
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I am in Danger of being banned! But Why? [closed]

I recently got the notification on English Language & Usage that I am facing the danger of being banned from asking more questions: This hit me completely by surprise and so I checked my profile ...
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How did I get unbanned? (I did not get any upvotes)

I used to be banned on Stack Overflow. Since then, I had tried to edit question so that the ban can be lifted, but when I learned that only editing wouldn't help, I abandoned my hope and as sure as ...
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Where can I read about the question/answer ban system rethink?

From what I recall, there's a project in the pipeline to redesign or replace the question/answer ban system. This was in regard to a specific problem: users who post extremely poor quality material ...
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Do I really need to add “useless” questions in order to interact? [duplicate]

I have decades of coding history in my pocket. Still I have many of areas in which I am looking for answers. When Google sends me here to this platform its mostly a good result. Thus that means ...
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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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Is my friend able to get out of question ban? [duplicate]

A few months ago my friend signed up for Stack Overflow (not Meta) to ask a few questions on programming help. His questions were a little bit bad and consecutively I think 3 questions. However, I ...
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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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I see a warning about a potential question ban on meta.stackexchange, but I don't think I have any downvoted posts on meta.SE!

When I came to post (about an unrelated SSL cert bug that turns out to be a duplicate), I saw a warning about a potential question ban on meta.SE. I seem to have three questions on meta.SE, all with ...
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Why do I get a question block warning? [duplicate]

I wanted to report a bug in the Android app here on MSE (as suggested by the help text) and got a warning "some of your questions have not been well received..." As I only have asked two questions ...
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Do migrated posts affect question/answer bans? [duplicate]

Suppose a user is question or answer banned from a certain site. And suppose a question was migrated from another site to the one where the user was banned. And suppose the user's answer from the ...
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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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