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Due to some "recent issues", I think the following is necessary:

Users need a way to contact moderators through the StackOverflow website.

This is especially important for suspensions, where there is no way to appeal or discuss the suspension from within SO itself.

Basically, there would be some kind of a box on the user's page that allows them to mention something to the moderators and some way to read the replies. (Or they could just go to the user's email.)

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Something tells me that if a moderator suspended you ... they really don't want to talk to you. – Tyler Carter May 14 '10 at 3:46
Too bad. If someone has enough of a reason to do it, they owe the user an explanation. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN May 14 '10 at 3:52
But what if they are innocent? – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN May 14 '10 at 4:05
I think we do owe a user at least an attempt at an explanation if we suspend them. Usually we give that in advance, in the form of several warnings. Suspensions aren't simple punishment, they're meant to discourage bad behavior. You need to know what that behavior was before you can correct it. If you don't know why you were suspended, you can contact us by emailing the team, as Jeff mentioned in his answer. – Bill the Lizard May 14 '10 at 12:29
@BilltheLizard: You are enjoying the monopoly.... – Shahzad Imam Mar 23 '12 at 13:59
Since the moderator messaging system already gives users a way to reply to their suspension, I'm marking this [status-completed]. – Robert Harvey Sep 28 '13 at 23:57
up vote 17 down vote accepted

If you need to contact moderators through the website, there is already a way: flag something for moderator attention.

Beyond that, just use the "contact us" link provided at the bottom of every page.

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I didn't know you could flag when you were suspended... – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN May 14 '10 at 3:50
@George You only need 15 rep to flag as offensive, I believe all the other options are open. – Tyler Carter May 14 '10 at 3:52
@cha: Does that mean you can flag as spam with less than 15 rep? :P – Gnome Jun 3 '10 at 6:10
Notably behavior like something getting deleted doesn't give you a means to flag that action for moderator attention, and there is no longer an email address at the bottom of every page - nor is there a way to contact moderators from their profile. Hole in the functionality of the site? – Chris Moschini Apr 2 '13 at 4:47
So seriously there is no way to contact moderators privately if the matter in question cannot be flagged? I don't see any email address provided at the bottom of every page, apart from the contact us link that seems to be a bit too broad. – Franck Dernoncourt Jun 23 '13 at 20:26
So is there now a way to contact moderators? I have got 3 downvotes on different answers, because i downvoted an answer of another user (my first downvote), and i left a comment to tell him what i did not like. He also told, that he downvoted and that he will remove, but he did not. Of course i could flag that, but 3 downvotes are not worth a flag right? So what is the best i can do now? – Springrbua Feb 17 '14 at 15:17
If something isn't even worth raising a flag, then you should probably not waste any more thought on it, @Springrbua. – Shog9 Feb 22 '14 at 17:38
@Shog9 well i have now decided to flag it. Flagging on SO is different then flagging on other websites (most time there the users get kicked or something). – Springrbua Feb 23 '14 at 9:58

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