I've been banned on the superuser site (not for trolling or spamming but for low quality that anyway solved just the technical problem I was posting about) so that my account on superuser is not being accepted for asking question which I've been able to fix by improving the account since improvements are allowed even though I was banned.

I would have been better off with a big red warning that I was close to getting banned but I didn't see it coming even though I knew I was posting mediocre question just to solve a technical problem.

Now I wonder if you can tell me if there's way to get warning if I'm close to being banned?

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    Why didn't you ask this on the meta.superuser site? Or are you banned there too?
    – Mr Lister
    Mar 5, 2013 at 17:22
  • Here's my only question on the meta.superuser site meta.superuser.com/questions/6427/…. I'm not banned but I can get a warning about "suspicious" on various sites here which works if I reload. Mar 5, 2013 at 18:58

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There is no warning, and the details are not public even to mods, but it takes several questions (5-7?) downvoted and closed or deleted, and very few upvotes. If you have downvoted or closed questions, take them as a warning.

  • I heard that you can ask as much as you want and I don't disagree with that while naturally I understand that norms must be respected. Mar 3, 2013 at 15:26
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    However, the bans are only active on high volume sites. For instance I have certain knowledge that they are not active on Physics.SE which is slightly larger and more active than SciFi.SE. Mar 4, 2013 at 4:57
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    @dmckee answer bans are everywhere, question bans aren't.
    – Kevin
    Mar 4, 2013 at 13:01
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    You can also get banned from deleting too many of your own questions
    – The Fallen
    Mar 4, 2013 at 19:01
  • I was just today informed that I could no longer post questions on Superuser, so it does still exist. That particulat SE is a "tough room". I do note that there was a warning note explaining the policy.
    – JDługosz
    Apr 1, 2015 at 8:51
  • Questions bans are enabled on this site nowadays. You should probably update this answer, since the rest of it and the question are still useful.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Nov 18, 2018 at 13:16

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