I am a new ask ubuntu user and recently I just asked only 1 question on it about my computer being stuck. I was flagged for duplicate / off-topic questions. My question was deleted.

It was actually on topic but if it was even off-topic then I also should get another chance to ask a good question. whenever I go to ask questions I get the prompt that I can only ask 1 question per 1 week. That's is unfair.

I have given really good answers by then (at least I can answer and help the community). That is why I have 108 reputation(not counting the association bonus). So that can be a reason to give me the privilege to ask questions. If you won't believe that I have only asked 1 question then moderators can check it.

Edit:The error I am getting -

this is the message


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There's nothing we can do - the limit is automatically imposed by the system and can't be lifted by mods.

By the way, you can ask 1 question per week, apparently.

See this post which describes the thought behind this particular question limit.

I'm a bit surprised that this happened after asking only one question*, but the only thing you can do about it is to try to make sure your next questions are good. You chose to delete your question - deleting makes things worse, not better, with regard to bans and limits. Your question could probably have been closed as a duplicate instead and in that case I doubt that you would have run into the limit.

* note that these limits and bans are meant to be against the user rather than the account, so it's possible that activity from another account or someone else sharing your IP address could affect them

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    Ok fine @Zanna thanks for giving you precious time
    – Error404
    Commented Oct 7, 2021 at 14:03
  • :) no worries, I'm happy to help
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Oct 7, 2021 at 17:36
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    @Zanna "deleting makes things worse". That's good info, and something I didn't realize even with some 8k rep across 4 Stack sites. Any idea on why that is? Is this documented somewhere that "mere mortals" :-) can see? I would honestly have thought that deleting a poorly received question was the right thing to do. I thought there was (is?) even a badge for it. Commented Oct 7, 2021 at 20:24
  • @NotTheDr01ds The actual rules behind the question ban are secret, nobody really knows how it works by design, so there is no documentation. There is an FAQ but it is vague on details and mostly focuses on ending a ban. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/86997/…
    – Mark Kirby
    Commented Oct 8, 2021 at 11:15
  • Does SE even know the rules :) Commented Oct 8, 2021 at 11:26
  • @NotTheDr01ds yeah I would have thought so too! Mark Kirby linked to the only documentation I know about on this
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Oct 8, 2021 at 13:00
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    @JacobVlijm maybe our glorious overlord Community♦ knows them
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Oct 8, 2021 at 13:02
  • @Zanna Can I still ask my ubuntu related questions on unix and linux without fear ? Is their some other community for ubuntu users ? Will i get banned from linux and unix also ? Is their some other community to ask ubuntu realated questions other than stack overflow ?
    – Error404
    Commented Oct 9, 2021 at 3:14
  • @AkshajSingla you can ask Ubuntu questions on Unix & Linux, but do try to make sure they are well received by researching first, looking for similar questions, reading the guidelines in the Help Center, etc. There are many Linux and Ubuntu communities around. Ubuntu Forums is a nice place.
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Oct 9, 2021 at 4:39
  • @AkshajSingla :) good to know :)
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Oct 14, 2021 at 13:15
  • @Zanna Because of my good answers I am no longer banned from asking questions :) thank you for your guidance. :) :):)
    – Error404
    Commented Oct 17, 2021 at 4:34
  • @AkshajSingla excellent! good job :)
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Oct 17, 2021 at 4:38
  • Why can't I ping you @Zanna? Are you getting my pings? It does not show on the top bar, I mean I cannot auto-complete the ping.
    – Error404
    Commented Dec 30, 2021 at 4:29
  • it's because this is my post so I automatically get notified @someone
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Dec 30, 2021 at 8:35
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    you can't ping people on posts they have not interacted with @someone
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Dec 30, 2021 at 8:38

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