Admittedly, my first mistake was being a noob on Arqade - I should have jumped on long ago. Nevertheless, I posted answers to two questions, which I thought were helpful answers. These were both thumbed down, each one once, then deleted, and my account was banned. Albeit, both users thumbing down thought they were helpful answers but not a solution.
As a new user, I don't have the ability to add comments to improve my reputation as suggested by the Help Desk. I don't know why improving the deleted answers will help gain thumb ups because the only users able to see them are administrators (right?), and since my account is banned I'm not able to offer new answers to improve my reputation anywhere on Arqade.
I don't want to sound defeatist/helpless but I think I just got my butt handed to me.
- What can I do to get my account re-activated so that I can give new answers?
- Is this standard SE procedure for all noobs who get two thumbs down: answers deleted and account banned?
- I thought a thumb down was just that, a thumb down. I realize they should be helpful but does every answer on SE need to provide a final solution to the OP?
- What cardinal rule did I violate to have my answers deleted with a single thumb down?
Thank you in advance.
Questions with my deleted answers: