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This is a feature request stemming from this question: Should you be allowed to run in a mod election if you've been banned for bad behavior?

I realize that suspensions are private, but I think that it's entirely reasonable that a community should be informed if someone that they may vote to lead their site has been banned and how many bans they have suffered. Asking candidates to opt-in to sharing this info is reasonable, in my opinion.

I request that all mod candidates have their suspension count displayed on their election blurb right where "helpful flags" and "meta score" are.

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I second this. When you become a mod, everything you've ever done gets a diamond next to it, which means it is seen in a different light. This is something that should be no different. –  Mark Henderson May 31 '13 at 3:41
I think this should exist, but be optional. It doesn't seem right to put candidates in the position of defending themselves instead of presenting themselves. That's not the way I view an ideal election. –  Emrakul May 31 '13 at 5:14
While I fully support the feature, I wonder what will be the real outcome of that. What are the odds that the current mods had suspensions in the past? Still, it is absolutely the right thing to do. –  bla May 31 '13 at 5:40
@KnightswhosayNi It's optional in that you can choose not to run; what's the point in full disclosure if it's optional? –  Michael Mrozek May 31 '13 at 15:21
I can't figure out how this is different from the first post, it says "shouldn't his election profile show the number of times that his user account has been banned" and this says "all mod candidates have their suspension count displayed on their election blurb" –  Michael Mrozek May 31 '13 at 15:23
@MichaelMrozek The first post is a discussion about whether or not they should even be allowed to run or if a visual indicator is appropriate. This is a feature request based on the consensus that seems to have come from that discussion. –  MDMarra May 31 '13 at 15:26
Ah. In the future you can probably just stick a [feature-request] tag on the original post –  Michael Mrozek May 31 '13 at 15:30
There is some precedent to having a separate [feature-request] when the idea was spawned from a [discussion]. The "hollow diamond" feature request comes to mind. Granted, I don't spend most of my time on mSO, so if this is a faux paus, feel free to close as a dupe. –  MDMarra May 31 '13 at 15:37

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