It's not permitted to edit a self-deleted question. To do so, one must first undelete it. Following a number of Collatz-related questions I lost my question asking rights the moment I undeleted my self-deleted question in order to copy the post content, before deleting it again myself.

Whether this was an automatic algorithm or involved human intervention, I don't really care. Anyhow, I'm happy to accept my loss of rights was justified given site policy and my relatively low competency.

Notwithstanding that, I was wondering if there might be any appetite or interest in this further Collatz-related question with which the community might be able to help me? My understanding is that questions pertaining to some aspect of an open problem are not off-topic.

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    I found the content before the stuff about Collatz interesting and I have half a mind to think about it. If I make progress, I may report at Mathematics. The Collatz stuff itself I couldn't follow -- it was unclear to me. I don't know if there is Community interest in this: are you hoping someone will post the question for you? – Todd Trimble Nov 16 at 12:02
  • @ToddTrimble yes I had in mind if it was felt an appropriate question whether somebody might migrate it for me or even at a push to ask for my privileges back. – user334732 Nov 16 at 12:55
  • Apparently you have only deleted questions. MO (and SE sites in general) discourage excessive deletions, and react to them with post bans. -- In order to get the question ban lifted and be granted the right to ask new questions, you'd need to undelete and improve your existing questions first. – Stefan Kohl Nov 16 at 13:41
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    Robert, it's the automatic SE software that implements question/answer bans, based on past actions such as closures, deletions, etc. An attempt to migrate the question won't succeed because it will be blocked by the software, and no one can "ask" the software to lift the ban. To get unblocked, you should follow Stefan's advice. I thought maybe you were asking whether someone would post the question under their own account. – Todd Trimble Nov 16 at 14:24
  • @StefanKohl Thanks for that info. Then I will never be able to regain privileges (some might think that a good thing!) because I don't have access to any of my deleted questions any more. Based on community feedback the ones I deleted myself couldn't have been made suitable for MO (which is why I deleted them). – user334732 Nov 16 at 14:31
  • @ToddTrimble yes another user posting it would be an option but I would only want that if the community felt the question were appropriate. Taking the votes on this meta question as a barometer on that - I'll draw the conclusion it wouldn't be for now. – user334732 Nov 16 at 14:34

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