I made some troll-like answers and they were downvoted. One of them had $8$ upvotes and $10$ downvotes, but it got removed by a moderator so I no longer have the net positive reputation from it. I am sorry for my past mistakes, but it seems like there is no way for me to get back in to "good standing" on the site, other than asking a briliant question, which I don't have at the moment.
I attempted to write this as an answer to this question:
You should tag your question with (soft-question) or (notation) or both. There isn't really a "more correct" notation; different mathematicians/physicists will write a unit vector different ways, but these are equivalent things for the same concept.
Unfortunately, this means you have to get used to all of them, in order to understand what different authors are saying. Ideally, notation would always be universal.
But I couldn't because of my past bad answers. So I tried to comment it instead, but I can't comment until I get back up to $50$ reputation.
So my questions are: How do I get out of this hole? Also (related), what are ways to get reputation other than answering and asking questions? I can only ask them at this point.
EDIT: I think I am question-banned as well ...
EDIT 2: I just edited a question to add a tag and got a small amount of reputation ... is this a way out?
EDIT 3: The help center recommends that I edit my existing answers to make them better, but all of them are deleted. This does not compute.