What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 150 Stack Exchange communities.

Can moderators lock user accounts? If so, what are the main reasons that they would do so?

share|improve this question
This has to a dupe of something – TheLQ Dec 12 '10 at 2:04
@TheLQ: I checked and did not find any posts similar to this one. – Linuxmint Dec 12 '10 at 2:40
See also Jeff's (old) notes on the general process. – Arjan Dec 13 '10 at 20:47

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Moderators can suspend users for a certain number of days. From the blog:

If a moderator has warned you via email about behavior, and that behavior continues, for a period of 2 to 7 days, your account will be in timed suspension.

  • Your account will be locked at 1 reputation.
  • Your user page will have a visual indication that you are in timed suspension, and for how long.
  • You will be unable to ask or answer questions.

At the end of this period, your reputation will be recalculated, and your account will resume as normal.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .