I have not used this site in years. When I tried to ask a question it says "we are not accepting questions from this account.

How to recover account? Or do I simply have to use another account to ask questions?

  • You are asking about your SU account, right?
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 13:22

2 Answers 2


Well, your account is working as designed - you, however have been question banned.

While link only answers are frowned on - there's a meta.se post explaining what to do

Using another account is probably not the best idea.

  • - Do you know if the 6 month rate limit also applies to answers as well?
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 13:18
  • That's literally the best information even us mods have, so no idea specifically
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 13:19
  • Well if the user is question banned then they will be allowed to ask a question after 6 months. If they are answer banned (which I thought they were asking about for some reason) I am not sure if the rate limit applies.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 13:21
  • @Ramhound No rate limit for answer bans. See superuser.com/help/answer-bans "Stack Exchange cannot lift answer bans by request. The only way to end a posting block is to positively contribute to the site; automatic bans never expire or "time out". "
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 20:51
  • @DavidPostill - The problem is that, same answer indicates a 6-month rate limit, on submitting questions
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 20:52
  • @Ramhound Yes. There is a rate limit for questions. But not for answers.
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 20:53
  • @DavidPostill - I figured I knew the answer, but "question bans" have also morphed into "question rate limits" over the years. So I wasn't sure if the rate limit applied to answers or not.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 20:59

Use another account, you are question banned. Final solution. Make sure to use new ip and email so they don't catch you. And leave at least 1 to 2 days in between logins to new and old account.

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