What will happen to my account if I post off-topic posts quite frequently, albeit not intentionally?


The SE will block your account from posting new questions if your existing questions are judged to be low quality, but the exact criteria they use have never been disclosed - presumably to stop people from gaming the system.

I have read your existing questions, and you are obviously enthusiastic about physics. Can I suggest you ask in the Physics Stack Exchange chat room before posting a question if you are concerned it might be closed. You can ask anything about physics there without fear of your account being blocked.

  • $\begingroup$ thanks for advice $\endgroup$ – Srijan Suryansh Nov 20 '20 at 7:00
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    $\begingroup$ @SrijanSuryansh we are a friendly bunch in the chat room and several experienced physicists hang out there. We even have a string theorist there :-) It can be better than the main site for answering questinos when you're not exactly sure what you want to ask, because the chat room allows for extended discussions. $\endgroup$ – John Rennie Nov 20 '20 at 7:02
  • $\begingroup$ I know i'm violating SE regulation but still once again thanks. $\endgroup$ – Srijan Suryansh Nov 20 '20 at 7:06
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    $\begingroup$ @SrijanSuryansh It's not about anybody "violating regulations". We in the Physics site have set up some guidelines about what is and is not on-topic, to help keep the content quality high, and the SE software has some restrictions built-in to prevent (real) abuse, but the core is still that we're here to help people. For some things (like the speculative questions you've had closed), then as John points out the best approach is to bash them out in chat to make sure they're on-topic for the main site. Welcome, and looking forward to your future contributions! $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Nov 20 '20 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ @EmilioPisanty oh sorry you misinterpreted me i just wanted say JohnRennie thanks but SE says I should not type comments for saying thanks or +1 etc $\endgroup$ – Srijan Suryansh Nov 20 '20 at 14:48
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    $\begingroup$ @SrijanSuryansh No worries. There's nothing wrong with writing comments to say thanks -- the rules just say that those comments may be deleted in the interest of keeping the site clean (i.e. as a repository for information instead of an archive of conversations from years ago). Moreover, those rules are a bit relaxed here on Meta ;-). $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Nov 20 '20 at 15:54
  • $\begingroup$ @EmilioPisanty ohk thanks :) $\endgroup$ – Srijan Suryansh Nov 20 '20 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ Who is the string theorist ? Just wondering. $\endgroup$ – Danny LeBeau Nov 29 '20 at 20:01

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