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As part of our sekkrit discussions between moderators I asked to be suspended on a site to see if suspended users can edit their profile. (Hint: they cannot.)

However, while suspended, I noticed that all question pages still had the "Answer question" box. Also, the "Ask question" page didn't return a 404 like the edit account page did, but loaded normally:

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Unfortunately I was unsuspended before I could find out. Sure, I could suspend myself on Gaming, but SE treats suspended moderators... weirdly, as you might have guessed :)

At any rate — is this by design? Can suspended users still ask and answer questions? Or do they get blocked only on submission? (I'd consider that a bug.)

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This has been discussed before, specifically making the UI more intuitive for suspended users by disabling/hiding functionality that they don't have the privileges to use. Unfortunately, that question has now been deleted. – Cody Gray Jun 3 '11 at 12:10
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They get blocked on submission.

If you don't like that, well, don't get suspended. Problem solved.

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I understand UX for suspended users isn't much of a concern for you. YOU MONSTERS! THINK OF THE TROUBLEMAKERS!!!!!!! – badp Jun 3 '11 at 10:52

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