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I was about to post another question, but for some reason, I am not allowed to. I haven't received any down votes in the last few months, my last post hasn't had negative feedback, why am I not allowed to post questions? Yesterday I posted a question, but today I can't, why is this so?

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    $\begingroup$ Is it possible that you have reached the 6 questions per day limit? $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Aug 8 at 12:39
  • $\begingroup$ No I only posted one question yesterday and none today $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ I can't understand why this has happened to me. Today I was about to upload my solution to a question from JBMO, as they had asked me to in my previous post, but I found out that I couldn't upload. $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 12:42
  • $\begingroup$ Did you have the same title to an already posted question? $\endgroup$ – UmbQbify Aug 8 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ No, as soon as I press onto ask question it says You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 12:45
  • $\begingroup$ I really like maths and want to be part of this community, and I don't know why I've been thrown off $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ The details regarding this are often opaque; likely your account is more rate limited than normal due to past activity. $\endgroup$ – quid Aug 8 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ but I haven't recieved any downvotes, nor negative feedback on my last post $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 12:48
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    $\begingroup$ so even if my account is more rate limited than normal, I haven't recieved any warning showing me that someone disapproves of what I have posted recently $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 12:49
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    $\begingroup$ I have understood that I need to be clearer in my questions, write with the use of Latex and not duplicate any questions accidentally, hence now I look very carefully to make sure that I am not accidentally duplicating a question, that my question is unique, clear, and I try to make it as helpful as possible, for other members of this community $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 12:52
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    $\begingroup$ And the reason I was going to upload today, is because another member of the community, asked me to upload more questions (he asked for this in my previous post). $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 12:53
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    $\begingroup$ "but I haven't recieved any downvotes, nor negative feedback on my last post" so what? I told you that I suspect that you are more rate limited than a normal account, that is you can only post more rarely than other accounts. $\endgroup$ – quid Aug 8 at 12:59
  • $\begingroup$ oh now I understand, sorry I hadn't understood the first time, so basically what you are saying is that I will only be able to post every second day or so? $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 13:03
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    $\begingroup$ It might be unrelated, but I will point out that there were some problem s with Stack Exchange network today: Stack Exchange is intermittently failing at random areas. One of the symptoms mentioned there is: "Posting was broken..." But it seems unlikely that this would read to the message: "We are no longer accepting ..." $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Aug 8 at 14:55
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    $\begingroup$ That actually does kind of make sense, because now that I remember, yesterday, as well as this morning, I checked and it wasn't giving me this particular response, its only around lunchtime today that this started happening $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 15:04
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The details of the situation are explained in this post:

What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?

I will quote some parts (note the passage at the end)

Automatic bans never expire or "time out." This means that you cannot simply wait for a certain amount of time. If you do not take action, you will never be allowed to freely post again. The only way for the ban to be lifted is by contributing positively to the site in other ways.
Moderators cannot lift the ban.
Before you do anything else, fix your existing posts![...]
Note the emphasis on fixing. Do not delete your posts.

If you're blocked from asking and unable to improve your existing questions, you'll get the chance to post one new question 6 months after your last question. Your block will still remain once that question is posted, but a single positively-received question could be enough to lift you out of the block.

You seem to be in that situation; you posted after six month and while the post was well received you are still banned. The only options are to do what is recommended above or to wait for another six months to post one more question.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot for your response, but most of my questions which weren't well recieved, was because they were accidentally duplicates, what can I do in this circumstance? $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 13:16
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    $\begingroup$ That does not seem to be an accurate paraphrase of the situation. $\endgroup$ – quid Aug 8 at 13:18
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    $\begingroup$ I have one question with -3 votes and another two which are duplicates, despite having positive votes, could you please explain to me what I can do? $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 13:19
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    $\begingroup$ @MichalisChristofi two thirds of your questions are deleted, often closed (not as dupe) and with negative score. $\endgroup$ – quid Aug 8 at 15:04
  • $\begingroup$ True you are right there, but my big question is, what can I do now, instead of waiting 6 months? Among my questions which are not deleted, as I stated earlier, the majority of the ones with negative feedback are duplicates. So no edit can make those any more valid. So what is it that I can do apart from waiting another 6 months? $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ @MichalisChristofi improve the deleted ones to get them undeleted etc. $\endgroup$ – quid Aug 8 at 15:13
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    $\begingroup$ Yes but as I have less than 10k reputation, I can't see my deleted posts $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 15:15
  • $\begingroup$ as they were deleted over 2 months ago $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 15:16
  • $\begingroup$ @MichalisChristofi if you have a link I think you still can see them. If you don't I think you can find them on SEDE. Frankly, you did nothing about this for ages; I'm not very motivated to go out of my way to talk you through that all. The information is there; now help yourself. $\endgroup$ – quid Aug 8 at 15:17
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    $\begingroup$ ok thanks a lot $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 15:18
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    $\begingroup$ my best wishes, sta safe and have a great weekend $\endgroup$ – Michalis Christofi Aug 8 at 15:19
  • $\begingroup$ @MichalisChristofi once your soft ban is lifted, you can delete and recreate your account to possible lift the system ban because it will not associate you anymore with the previous posts( don't do it while you're banned) $\endgroup$ – Anindya Prithvi Aug 17 at 9:08

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