My account was banned from asking because of the poor quality several months ago (Math SE).

But now I see I can ask on the main site! How come? Are the bans temporary?

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    $\begingroup$ A Question ban is different from an account suspension. The Question ban is an automated effect, and after contributing to the site in other ways the ban may be lifted. For more details, see this explanatory post. $\endgroup$ – hardmath Oct 5 at 21:08
  • $\begingroup$ Can contributing to other sites help to lift the ban on another website? I have, for example, contributed to Puzzling SE very well, but not to the math SE since the ban. $\endgroup$ – aminabzz Oct 5 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ "We are no longer accepting questions from this account." This was exactly the message I'd received on math site $\endgroup$ – aminabzz Oct 5 at 21:13
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    $\begingroup$ It seems to me your most recent contributions to Math.SE were Answers, and perhaps over time there have been upvotes. I didn't really try to look into your reputation history, but you could look there for yourself. You will be more familiar with what you've done on Math.SE, perhaps suggested edits that were approved, etc. $\endgroup$ – hardmath Oct 5 at 21:15
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    $\begingroup$ It should also be noted that an account which has been question banned is given the opportunity to ask again once every 6 months (if I recall correctly). So even if you do nothing to improve your situation, you may still have the opportunity to ask one question. Make it a good one. $\endgroup$ – Xander Henderson Oct 5 at 21:30
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    $\begingroup$ mathoverflow.net/help/question-bans $\endgroup$ – Xander Henderson Oct 5 at 21:31

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