This user is currently suspended on meta. There is however no hint of this on his user page except for the fact he has 1 reputation on meta and 21 on the main site. I picked a custom ban reason for this.

He also does not appear on the list of people currently suspended.

Another user has received a not-for-science suspension on the same site, and his profile works correctly however. (I'm not putting a direct link here to protect the guilty.)

They've both been suspended for a custom reason on the same site, so I'm kind of at a loss here as to what might've happened.

  • It's about time that sock puppet got suspended! :D – Andrew Barber Dec 7 '11 at 5:24
  • @AndrewBarber I'm afraid those are just throwaway accounts of a darker, larger mysterious machination, but I really have no idea as to who'd be behind all this. Probably rchern, however. Look at what happened last time she was trusted with a password. – badp Dec 7 '11 at 5:34
  • Uhhh... now he's not even suspended anymore. – badp Dec 7 '11 at 5:47
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    I smell a conspiracy to make you ask a question that will ultimately be closed as too localized. Glad to see it worked :) – Tim Post Dec 7 '11 at 6:02
  • Investigating; I assume it relates to child-metas and the odd duality of the account between 2 sites... – Marc Gravell Dec 7 '11 at 6:16
  • Interesting. I posted a now-deleted answer to the now-deleted "New User page - LIVE " post about a suspension banner not showing up. However, when I went back to look, that user was no longer suspended, so I don't know if this is the same issue. – Pops Dec 7 '11 at 6:26
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    @PopularDemand I expect that was more "the dev forgot to put that banner on the page" – Marc Gravell Dec 7 '11 at 6:40
  • I doubt it, @MarcGravell; one of the commenters pointed out that the banner was working for a different suspended user at the same time. – Pops Dec 7 '11 at 15:17

Basically, it looks like it should not have been possible to suspend the user on the child-meta, since forever, the suspension data has been "owned" by the parent site (i.e. gaming.SE) and will get overwritten regularly.

Consequently, I will be making the "contact/suspend user" functionality relate to the main Q&A site, to reflect how it has always operated.

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  • That's not the case as you can see on the other meta suspension. It's been issued for a few hours now and still holds tight. – badp Dec 7 '11 at 6:44
  • @badp honestly, it is. I haz teh codez. The question is: when does it update from the parent site ;p I'll sync it, and I entirely expect it to disappear... gimme 2 minutes... – Marc Gravell Dec 7 '11 at 7:17
  • @badp and "boom", gone. I DID NOT "unsuspend" them; I simply simulated the "sync user" that happens routinely when the user is active on meta – Marc Gravell Dec 7 '11 at 7:20
  • blech. Now I'd have to suspend him on the main site? :| – badp Dec 7 '11 at 8:20
  • @badp the thing is, I've checked back 18 months, and this has always actually been the case – Marc Gravell Dec 7 '11 at 8:23
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    You should have given yourself the winning lottery numbers when you went 18 months ago – juan Dec 7 '11 at 12:33
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    @Juan I did, but that meant that I decided to reduce my hours by a few, which meant that this question was answered by Nick, which meant that I didn't have a need to go back 18 months - and at that point it just got so confusing that I didn't know what was happening. To cut a long story short, I'm now my own great-great-great-grandfather. – Marc Gravell Dec 7 '11 at 13:34
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    "Well, now everything is back as it was, and if history doesn't care that our degenerate friend Marc Gravell is his own grandfather, then who are we to judge?" – juan Dec 7 '11 at 13:54

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