I was browsing some questions and wanted to answer some. As I couldn't comment, I made an answer on a post which was more like a comment, which got downvoted and deleted.
I am ok with that, my 'answer' wasn't an answer and should be deleted. (not ok with the fact that I cant help the one that made the question). I also have a Stack Overflow account, so I already know when to answer and when to comment.
After that, Arqade informs me that I have 0 answers that have lots of downvotes, and that I cannot answer more questions until I fix those 0 answers.
In order to post here, I HAD to create a question (yes, it was hard, I had to think anything that someone would like to know to vote it up).
When I received the ban, I got
Your block was triggered automatically by the system; most of your posts have not been well-received by the community - meaning they were either downvoted or not voted on at all.
We cannot lift posting blocks – you must improve your existing posts in order for the system to allow you to participate further. You are able to edit your posts. When you do, they move to the top of the queue, allowing the community the chance to upvote them.
But in my situation:
- "most of your posts" is 1 post, and that 1 post got deleted, only moderators can see it.
- "you must improve your existing post" is 0 post at all.
- "you are able to edit your posts" No, I am not able to edit my only post.
How am I supposed to be able to help, without first asking a question in order to get some reputation and recover the answer privileges?