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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 triggered when a user has too many recently closed, deleted, or down-voted posts of the same kind (question or answer). They are sometimes called the 'q-ban' (for ...


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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 nullifying the effect of the homework policy and you are providing an incentive for the users whose questions you answer (as well as others who see that those ...


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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 back soon! You've asked 4 questions recently, some of which have not been received very well by the community. Everyone learns at their own pace, and it’s ...


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Deleting the questions will make it worse. One or two bad posts will not cause you to be blocked from using the site. Completely correct, you are not yet blocked. The exact algorithm is secret, but from what I see one more bad question won't affect you. The warning is more of a way to provide you with the links to improve your subsequent questions, the ...


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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 the form of an automatic answer ban, please raise a custom flag on a typical post of theirs to guide our attention to it. We have acted on this type of ...


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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 site can do to ameliorate this ban, it is a fully automatic consequence of your bad question record: Of your 10 questions, none has a positive score, only one ...


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It's secret, and that message is sent rather early on in most cases so you have plenty of time to improve. If you seem to actively be trying to improve, by reading the policies and cross checking, it shouldn't hit you.


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When you get hit with the automatic answer block, you get linked to a page that describes how your situation and how to get out of it Read it. Now, improve your existing answers. You have some deleted link-only answers; elaborate on them and undelete. Don't ask questions or leave comments in the answer box, such stuff gets flagged and deleted. Do not delete ...


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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 you get. The exact algorithm by which these question blocks are imposed is not public to avoid people gaming it, but it is known that questions which are ...


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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 is been edited in a way that invalidates existing answers, that's bad form. Usually the community's response is to revert the meaning-changing edit and engage ...


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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 such a threshold which we don't know about because the criteria are kept secret. If it looks like there is a threshold, that's probably only because the low-...


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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 existing questions, you'll get the chance to ask one new one 6 months after your last question. If that question is positively received, you may be able to ...


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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 question every 40 minutes network-wide, cf. this meta.SE post. Low-quality rate limiting: If your questions or answers are poorly received, a rolling rate limit ...


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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 there. Probably the main point you should take away, when it comes to improving your questions, is that when you have a homework/self-study/etc. problem, the ...


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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 get from reading this or this. But it's worth calling attention to a couple of things. Having low-scored questions in your history makes it more likely that ...


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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 chance to ask a new one 6 months after your last question. If that question is positively received, you may be able to continue asking questions; if not, then the ...


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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 documentation that is linked from the message you see.


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Hm, this warning has been around for a while it seems. "Not well received" means downvoted, closed, or deleted, with different weightages for the three. Undelete your deleted questions if you self deleted them, and fix them. Also, fix your downvoted ones, take feedback from the people in chat. The link in that banner lists how you can improve your ...


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