I wanted to join the Statistics Stack Exchange, so I did join the community, but as soon as I did, I was put in the penalty box there. Of course, once in the penalty box, I'm a non-citizen and can't even ask the Meta there what's going on. Since I have put in the most work here, I hope that posting here is not a problem. Having only 1 point is very constraining!
Otherwise, I have a general complaint with the process of being put in the penalty box without being shown exactly why I am in the penalty box. Maybe there is, after all, some valid reason. But all I'm told is that I'm in the box.
Also, there should be some button that you can press that says that I think this happened accidentally, and that I should not be in the penalty box. To not do this assumes that our web site programmers are perfect, and being a Senior Developer of many years now, I am daily confronted with just how imperfect I am, and how limited is the capacity of my own grey matter (as renowned Dijkstra is famous for explaining).
The "Penalty Box by Mistake" button only makes sense if the user is given a reason why they are in the box. Either the reason makes sense to them or it doesn't.
But it definitely doesn't make sense that I am automatically penalty-boxed as soon as I join a community.
I don't want you to just fix what's wrong with my account. Let's make this place a better place to play and work! Thanks.
To see my Penalty-Boxed account you can click here and see that I have only 1 point (I should have 101 points): https://stats.stackexchange.com/users/362318/microservicesonddd.
Thank you for your time, understanding, and all the work you do for StackExchange!