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Why can't I post something on Physics Exchange for 2 days?

There are a set of automated quality control policies active on the site that set temporary (and no-so-temporary) bans on posting. These bans are specific to either questions or answers and are ...
dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten's user avatar
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Why can't I post something on Physics Exchange for 2 days?

This is the message you're shown when you try to ask a question. I'm quoting it in its entirety in the hope that you read it this time: It looks like you might need a break - take a breather and come ...
Shog9's user avatar
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Answer ban correction

Simple: don't write answers to questions that are going to get deleted. Homework questions get deleted for a reason: we don't want them here. If you answer poor-quality homework questions, you are ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
13 votes

Remove the reputation cutoff for the answer ban

Greetings from one of your human exception handlers! If you think that there's a user who needs some intervention to produce better-quality content, and you suspect that intervention is not coming in ...
rob's user avatar
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Why am I blocked from posting further questions?

You are currently blocked from posting further questions by the automatic question rate limiting, whose different forms I also discuss in this answer. There is nothing any user or moderator on this ...
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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Why was I blocked from asking a question despite recently having only positive answer and question reactions?

You have been automatically restricted from asking further questions due to the rolling rate limit and/or the comprehensive question ban, and should be directed to this help center page by the message ...
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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Answer posted with extremely little potential for acceptance

If you are worried about an answer ban, you should not delete answers. See e.g. here or here (although those define an positive contribution record for questions, rather than answers). If the question ...
rob's user avatar
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7 votes
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What's required for the lifting of a temporary question ban?

You asked this question on March 9 (i.e. 3 months ago). According to the faq on the mother meta, you have to wait a full 6 months before asking another question: If you're unable to improve your ...
Chris's user avatar
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7 votes
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What does it take for a user to get an answer ban?

There is a user Thank you for not identifying this user publicly. Are the algorithms that block users from contributing endless low-quality answers set by the corporation? Yes. There are a few ...
rob's user avatar
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7 votes

Remove the reputation cutoff for the answer ban

I've never seen or heard anything about a reputation threshold above which a user is immune from the answer ban. Nor have I seen any reason to suspect that there is one. Of course, there could be ...
David Z's user avatar
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I can't ask questions even if there are only 2 questions with negative points, why?

If we compute your question record, we find: 10 total questions 2 deleted questions 4 negative-scored questions 4 closed questions $$ \frac{ \text{total} - \text{negative} - \text{closed} - \text{...
rob's user avatar
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Will I still get banned?

There are different restrictions that may be imposed upon you, partly based on the performance of your previous posts: General rate limiting: Users below 125 reputation can often only ask one ...
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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5 votes
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How do I make these questions better?

Most of the advice we have about asking for help on homework or self-study questions, or other questions of a similar nature, is encapsulated in our homework policy post. So I'd suggest taking a look ...
David Z's user avatar
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5 votes
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A question on having my questions closed

As Kyle Kanos mentions in the comments, the question ban algorithm is a secret, even the diamond moderators don't know the details. But we do know that closed questions with a negative score aren't ...
PM 2Ring's user avatar
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5 votes
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What can I do other than wait and edit questions if I am blocked from asking for a while?

It looks like you have triggered our automatic question ban. The algorithm that decides whether you can post a particular question is not public, so there's not much we can advise you that you can't ...
rob's user avatar
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4 votes
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What to do if my question ban is not getting removed?

Just looking at your history, you asked this question less than 5 months ago. According to the wording you provided yourself: If you're unable to improve your existing questions, you'll get the ...
JMac's user avatar
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Duration between two questions which I can ask

That's the message you see when you are subject to an automated question ban. These bans are explained in detail on Meta Stack Exchange, so please read that post. You should also read the ...
David Z's user avatar
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