I wasn't familiar with question blocking on SE though it makes sense. But I've just been temp-blocked:

You've asked 2 questions recently, some of which have not been received very well by the community. Everyone learns at their own pace, and it’s okay to make some mistakes. However, the reception your questions have received thus far might ultimately block your account from asking questions entirely.

It's been 1 days since you asked your last question. We ask that you wait 1 days before asking again.

I wasn't aware I'd asked negatively received questions, or asked many questions recently, so I had a look - here are my questions on this SE site.


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So I've asked a question yesterday which received a single downvote. all my other questions have a positive score and until yesterday, 3 of my 4 questions have answers, and I've accepted answers on them too.

Before yesterday my last question was in December.

So my questions are:

  1. How is two questions in the last 8 months "You've asked 2 questions recently" ?
  2. How is a single downvote on a single question, which was only asked yesterday, "some of which have not been received very well by the community." ?

From my limited view of the data it appears a single downvote has triggered a temp-block. I'm an SE user of almost 9 years, on 33 communities, with hundreds of questions, answers, badges, etc... surely that's not how the system should work?

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    Do you have any deleted questions? Those count, you know. However, I don't know why your latest question was downvoted; it seems like a reasonable question to me.
    – ale
    Jul 31 '18 at 12:51
  • @ale not that I'm aware of assuming I would be able to see them (webapps.stackexchange.com/users/recently-deleted-questions/…) as a new user to this specific SE site obviously I can't see all the votes and moderator actions I can on sites like SO where I've 20k rep
    – Mr. Boy
    Jul 31 '18 at 13:32
  • A Moderator would be needed to check your history of all deleted questions. Perhaps one of them can provide further insight. I wonder if SE tightened the controls, even if temporarily? (I haven't seen anything on Meta Stack Exchange.)
    – ale
    Jul 31 '18 at 14:22

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