I suggested some edits which were rejected yesterday. Since then, I am not able to suggest anymore edits. I wonder, how can I lift this ban?

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    $\begingroup$ Scott Milner did an excellent job of explaining the ban. I will speak to why your edits were rejected. In short you were adding tags that were irrelevant. Take this one as an example. That question is asking about naming objects, it has nothing to do with selection-tools, python, or scripting. That is why your edits were rejected, and thus auto blocking you from suggesting any more. $\endgroup$
    – David
    Feb 21 '18 at 19:56
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    $\begingroup$ I lifted the ban since it was a first time offense and your intentions were well intended if a little misconstrued as to how we approach tagging here. We love edits but prefer those that make the question better in terms of readability and or visibility. It's a tentative topic and oft lies with one's best judgement for vague posts hence why we confirm these for low rep users. So picking seemingly related keywords to tag a question isn't how it's done. Try to deduce what tags a question merits by what the asker wants, not what you think it will entail or possible ways to do it. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Feb 21 '18 at 23:44
  • $\begingroup$ @iKlsR Thank you so much! Will be more careful next times $\endgroup$
    – Amir
    Feb 21 '18 at 23:57

From this post on Meta.SE:

You [can be] banned from suggesting edits, either automatically because a large number of recent suggested edits by you were rejected, a moderator manually banned you, or you triggered the anonymous insta-ban filter.

It appears that you fall under the first of these categories, "a large number of recent suggested edits by you were rejected." This ban will last for seven days, after which you will be able to suggest edits again like normal.

The formula used to mete out edit bans can be found here:

When deciding on whether we should ban or not, we now look at your last 7 days of activity.

If (rejects - (approvals / 3)) >= 5, you will be auto-banned.

Looking at your recent suggestions, it appears that you have 2 approved suggestions and 5 rejections. Interestingly, this doesn't fit the formula: 5-(2/3) == 4.333. Perhaps the formula has changed since 2011, when that post was made.


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