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A suspension isn't so much intended to be a punishment, but a warning and ideally a learning experience. Therefore it's not unusual for the length of the suspension to not fit the "crime".

I don't have any specifics of the situation, but from what you describe in your question I must say I don't have high hopes this user will use the week to calm down and self reflect. If they come back and pull the same crap, the moderators can suspend again for a longer period or if they decide it's a lost cause theythere's also have the option of removing the account completely (an extremely rare action that always also involves SEStack Exchange employees).

I do get where you are coming from, but I don't think a larger suspension would have been productive. Getting antagonistic with a user who's already in a certain mood never ends well, what's stopping them from creating another account and pulling the same crap in minutes? At least with a lighter touch (at first) you may have a chance of getting through to them. A small chance, I'll admit, but it's better than nothing.

Lastly, there's always the possibility that a short suspension was just a reaction to stop the obvious crap immediately and give the moderators and Stack Exchange employees some time to further investigate. If that's the case, it's quite easy to change the suspension to a longer period or take any other action they deem appropriate.

A suspension isn't so much intended to be a punishment, but a warning and ideally a learning experience. Therefore it's not unusual for the length of the suspension to not fit the "crime".

I don't have any specifics of the situation, but from what you describe in your question I must say I don't have high hopes this user will use the week to calm down and self reflect. If they come back and pull the same crap, the moderators can suspend again for a longer period or if they decide it's a lost cause they also have the option of removing the account completely (an extremely rare action that always also involves SE).

I do get where you are coming from, but I don't think a larger suspension would have been productive. Getting antagonistic with a user who's already in a certain mood never ends well, what's stopping them from creating another account and pulling the same crap in minutes? At least with a lighter touch (at first) you may have a chance of getting through to them. A small chance, I'll admit, but it's better than nothing.

Lastly, there's always the possibility that a short suspension was just a reaction to stop the obvious crap immediately and give the moderators and Stack Exchange some time to further investigate. If that's the case, it's quite easy to change the suspension to a longer period or take any other action they deem appropriate.

A suspension isn't so much intended to be a punishment, but a warning and ideally a learning experience. Therefore it's not unusual for the length of the suspension to not fit the "crime".

I don't have any specifics of the situation, but from what you describe in your question I must say I don't have high hopes this user will use the week to calm down and self reflect. If they come back and pull the same crap, the moderators can suspend again for a longer period or if they decide it's a lost cause there's also the option of removing the account completely (an extremely rare action that always also involves Stack Exchange employees).

I do get where you are coming from, but I don't think a larger suspension would have been productive. Getting antagonistic with a user who's already in a certain mood never ends well, what's stopping them from creating another account and pulling the same crap in minutes? At least with a lighter touch (at first) you may have a chance of getting through to them. A small chance, I'll admit, but it's better than nothing.

Lastly, there's always the possibility that a short suspension was just a reaction to stop the obvious crap immediately and give the moderators and Stack Exchange employees some time to further investigate. If that's the case, it's quite easy to change the suspension to a longer period or take any other action they deem appropriate.

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A suspension isn't so much intended to be a punishment, but a warning and ideally a learning experience. Therefore it's not unusual for the length of the suspension to not fit the "crime".

I don't have any specifics of the situation, but from what you describe in your question I must say I don't have high hopes this user will use the week to calm down and self reflect. If they come back and pull the same crap, the moderators can suspend again for a longer period or if they decide it's a lost cause they also have the option of removing the account completely (an extremely rare action that always also involves SE).

I do get where you are coming from, but I don't think a larger suspension would have been productive. Getting antagonistic with a user who's already in a certain mood never ends well, what's stopping them from creating another account and pulling the same crap in minutes? At least with a lighter touch (at first) you may have a chance of getting through to them. A small chance, I'll admit, but it's better than nothing.

Lastly, there's always the possibility that a short suspension was just a reaction to stop the obvious crap immediately and give the moderators and Stack Exchange some time to further investigate. If that's the case, it's quite easy to change the suspension to a longer period or take any other action they deem appropriate.