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No, there's absolutely no reason to treat a question differently if a user has been blocked from asking questions on a particular SE site. If a question isn't a good fit here on Programmers, here's a good workflow: The first thing to look for is questions that aren't a good fit anywhere. If it's primarily opinion based, too broad, or unclear, it's highly ...


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Just because you're new to programming doesn't make you an idiot. It just means you're, well... new to programming. I'm not sure why people show up on Stack Exchange and think that just because they're new to programming that somehow reading information in the FAQ or following the rules is somehow beyond them. Programming and reading a FAQ are not related ...


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The history of Goma is long and tortuous. Suffice to say that he has been suspended in the past for poor quality questions, sock puppetry and trying to evade previous suspensions. His latest activity comes immediately after the lifting of his latest suspension (for a year), so clearly the normal procedures don't work with him. Most, if not all, of his ...


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You weren't banned. Your account has an automatic block for asking new questions due to your other questions being down voted, closed, and/or deleted. You should read this post on Meta Stack Overflow to learn more about the block and how to overcome it. At this time, you can still post answers, and posting high quality answers is one method to overcome the ...


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Question bans are on a per-site basis and are based on your asking history on that site. Your reputation on Stack Overflow has no bearing on your standing here, where you have asked 3 questions (here, here, and here for you and 10k+ users). All three have a net negative score, two were closed, and all three were deleted. It's not surprising that this ...


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This question on Meta Stack Overflow explains just about everything about question and answer bans. It seems pretty straight forward to me: an account is banned from asking questions on a site when they routinely ask low-quality questions as determined by a number of factors (including deleted questions, closed questions, and down votes). You have asked 8 ...


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You have three other questions that were down-voted, closed and deleted. These are also taken into account for the question block. If you follow the instructions on the page linked to you can re-earn the right to post questions. The main thing you need to do is to try to improve the quality of the question you just asked and also provide more high quality ...


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As ChrisF already mentioned you were never suspended by a moderator. We send you a message on Oct 9 expressing concerns about your questions, but that was just a friendly warning. The automatic question block, that we have absolutely no control over, kicked in at the same time. While the mod message did not trigger the question block, since the two events ...


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I'm working on something related to this right now, so it's worthwhile to pull the data. More on that in a bit, but first... 1380 questions asked here in the last 30 days, from 1219 distinct accounts, of which 1100 have/had accounts on Stack Overflow 184 of whom hit some kind of block on Stack Overflow during the past 60 days (this includes not just the ...


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You can do three things: Post good answers to questions. Suggest edits to other people's posts and have those edits accepted. Edit your questions to make them better. Get the down-votes cancelled and questions reopened.


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You have asked three questions on Programmers, all of them deleted: Looking for an RSS Video Feed Job Application Assesments - Advice Q: Applying for a patent or copyright The first two were downvoted and closed, and the third one you deleted yourself a couple of minutes after you posted it. I don't think there's room for improvement in any of your ...


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Your account was never suspended by a moderator. If you are getting the message: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account then this is an automatic process which we cannot affect. Please read this Meta Stack Overflow question and it's answers to guide you on what you can do to get the ban lifted.


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Then I ask my first question, some days later this was closed as a duplicate. Also I make an acceptable answer. After that I did nothing but look at some Q&A. The question you linked to might be the first one you asked, but it's not the only one. The question ban is automatic, there is nothing anyone can do to help you reverse it, it's completely up to ...


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The last question was closed for being too broad (which is not, it asks how I can do a particular thing with MongoDB that just didn't got answered). Maybe you have a marginal question there that can be improved. Questions are closed so that they can be either improved or deleted, not necessarily just deleted. That question's title says: Best way to ...


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Information on whether or not a user is question-banned is considered privileged, moderator-only information, and even then, only on sites where you have diamond moderator privileges. There are a number of reasons for this, the most notable being that, if this information were publicly available, folks could potentially use it to game the banning system.


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You've asked 10 questions: Please give some references for examples of class hierarchies (score of -5, closed and deleted) Demonstrate Polymorphism with Tic Tac Toe where students submit player code? (score of 0, closed and deleted) Why is 12-based indexing not more common? (score of -3, closed and deleted) How to explain the mystery of programming (score ...


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Since this applies to all StackExchange sites, it's covered on Meta StackExchange in this FAQ Q&A. This is the part that answers your question: Before you do anything else, fix your existing posts! As noted above, down-votes cast by the rest of the community factor into the ban - so the single best thing you can do to get it lifted is to address ...


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While running a test on Stack Overflow, there were some questions about whether we were driving traffic to Programmers, so I decided to rerun some of the numbers in Shog’s original answer and compare the 30 days prior to the test to the testing period. Prior to the Stack Overflow Test First, let's look at the 30 days of activity here on Programmers prior ...


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It's an automatic process. There's nothing we (as moderators) can do.


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You have asked 8 questions in total, 4 of them deleted. Here's a breakdown: How to use a switch statement with enum efficiently? (+5, open) How faster an IIf is as compared to if and in when to use it? (+1, open) What are the pros and cons of multiple inheritance? (+1, closed), How to climb up the hierarchy from a programmer (codesmith) to a full-fledged ...


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The ban is automatic, there's little (if anything) we can do to help, you should (carefully) read and follow the advice given in What can I do when getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?. Keep in mind that deleted questions do factor in the post ban, and you have three of them (10K+ links): Finding no. of search ...


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Comments suggesting asker to try their luck at Stack Overflow tend to read as assumption that they are unaware of this site. This may feel awkward to asker if they are indeed an active user over there. For such comments to be helpful, it makes sense to first check if a user you want to address them to really needs to be educated that Stack Overflow exists. ...


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To elaborate on what ChrisF said, the post block is an automatic activity based on your history. This feature exists on all sites in the Stack Exchange network and is well-discussed on Meta Stack Overflow. That post is a far better description than I can put into a post here. The system can't distinguish between an expert and a beginner. However, regardless ...


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The warning is designed to ensure that you pay attention to the question you ask and to try to ensure that you ask something that does belong on the site. It is based on your entire asking history - deleted questions included. Looking through your questions, I am seeing one bad deleted question (from 2013, which is not recent enough for you to see in the ...


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You've asked more than 3 questions here. You have asked a total of 8 questions. Of these 8 questions, a total of 4 have a negative score and 1 has a neutral score. Your overall net score on questions is -3. In addition, 4 questions were closed (including some of the deleted ones) and 2 were migrated. This does indeed warrant the automatic quality messages.


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Meta Stack Exchange has a good writeup about what to do when you are automatically blocked from creating new questions or new answers. You should first attempt to fix your posts, if you can. Some aren't salvageable, but others are. If you aren't sure, asking about your questions on Meta or in chat The block also only affects one type of post - if you're ...


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My two questions were not even particularly unsuitable Your latest question is a legal question, and therefore unsuitable. Your previous questions also have quality problems (read the comments there for more information). This leads me to believe that the bot is not acting overzealous, and that the warning it issued was justified.


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How does raising a mod flag help here? What do you want moderators to do with these flags? Whatever that action is, can we just do it automatically when a close vote or flag is raised?


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The two likely questions that contributed to the question ban were these two, both of which received a pretty significant net negative score: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/228891 - -5 https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/219843 - -4 You are also not blocked from answering questions, so contributing answers (...


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