I'm new here. I logged in to my account a few minutes ago to ask a question and found out that I cant, because 'my questions hadn't been well received by the committee'. I checked my previous questions and turns out there was one question which had negative upvotes. It was a geometry question which I had tried to post. While posting it Id realized that it required the absolute values symbol and didn't know how to add it(as I said I'm new here). I tried to find out but gave up quickly because I decided that my time would be better spent actually trying to solve that problem myself. Now for some reason, the incomplete draft that I had written had been posted, and I didn't even get to know that it had been posted and for that alone I've been banned. Can someone explain why that's fair?(again, not trying to attack the website or anything just trying to figure out how someone could get banned so that I can avoid it from next time onwards)

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    $\begingroup$ How many deleted questions do you have? $\endgroup$ – MagicConchShell Mar 11 at 20:17
  • $\begingroup$ Most likely you have some somewhere around.. and probably with downvotes around.. and that's the why of the ban. Just try not to delete them from now on and when posting questions, always show your attempts (just like you did on your current 'unique' question) $\endgroup$ – MagicConchShell Mar 11 at 20:46
  • $\begingroup$ @user486983 Just one has been deleted. There was another one which I'd myself deleted which has no answers/comments. $\endgroup$ – MNIShaurya Mar 11 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ @user486983 Well, in the one question I'd actually meant to post, i'd provided my full attempt, replied to comments and checked the correct answer. And unless the site's hiding some of my deleted questions from me..for some reason, the question I've talked about is the only one that's been deleted $\endgroup$ – MNIShaurya Mar 11 at 20:49
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    $\begingroup$ But you said two have been deleted, one by you and another one, (plus the one that still remains). Whether you delete a poor question, or the community does, if it's been downvoted, each counts against you in terms of your ability to post again. $\endgroup$ – amWhy Mar 11 at 20:52
  • $\begingroup$ @amWhy yeah, the other ones the one I deleted. I meant that there's only been one question which has been removed by the website $\endgroup$ – MNIShaurya Mar 11 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ @amWhy The one I deleted had no downvotes. I deleted it literally right after posting it $\endgroup$ – MNIShaurya Mar 11 at 20:56
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    $\begingroup$ Hey, we're just trying to help you figure out what happened. Only a site moderator can say for sure, because they have access to information about deleted posts that regular users don't have, or can access reasons for a ban on questions. $\endgroup$ – amWhy Mar 11 at 20:58
  • $\begingroup$ that's what I'm trying to achieve here too. Are you suggesting I should contact a moderator? $\endgroup$ – MNIShaurya Mar 11 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ No, a moderator can and will respond here. Else, you can flag your remaining post for moderator attention (click flag, and choose the last option, and state clearly in the text field why you are flagging.) $\endgroup$ – amWhy Mar 11 at 21:05
  • $\begingroup$ That would be really great :) $\endgroup$ – MNIShaurya Mar 11 at 21:07
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    $\begingroup$ This is not something we can change. This is something automatic. Your current block is only temporary and should be released in a few days. Nevertheless, if you do not drastically improve the quality of your questions, the system will (automatically) impose longer bans again, and faster too. So you really want to spend this time not being able to ask, and read some well-received questions, and figure out how to ask a good question. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mar 11 at 23:27

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