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

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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
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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.

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