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The mods are privy to certain statistics about users that others do not have. Goma is an unusual case of somebody who goes above and beyond to continue spamming Programmers with garbage. He has used over 50 unique IP's most of them behind proxy servers located in Saudi Arabia. He has opened multiple SE accounts with numerous unique email addresses. ...


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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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A user who had voted on one of your posts had their account deleted, either by choice or because they violated the Terms of Service. When that happens, the user's votes go away as well. -5 means that you had earned +5 points from them, probably via a question upvote, and unfortunately that reputation no longer exists. As for which account was removed, that'...


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A word of caution, based on an advice given in comments in another question: ...just don't go on a down voting spree..., last time he made it into Meta three people started downvoting everything and they were caught by the serial voting script. It ain't that easy... ...not that I suggest to stop downvoting bad questions, just when you do that, ...


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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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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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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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If you use the same openid that's linked to one of your other accounts the platform will recognize it and give you the opportunity to link the accounts together.


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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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This page explains how to request an account deletion.


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Personally I think any user that is question banned on StackOverflow, should get an automatic question ban on Programmers and Database Admin. I don't think a ban on one side should ban a user on all sites, as some sites have very different rules on how a question is asked. But a case can be made that a user who is unwilling or unable to learn what a ...


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This should go in meta, but yes, you need a separate account for every sub-site on the stack exchange network. (they can be linked though)


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