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Include user being blocked from posting in user history

The moderator tools don't tell us if a user has been automatically question-banned by the system.

It may well be that the question ban is enough of an incentive to the user to do better, so why pile on a suspension?

The present mod tools don't help us make that informed decision so we often end up suspending an already question-banned user which seems pretty heavy handed and just adds insult to injury.

This question is related but was asked as a feature for general community consumption which is not what I'm asking for:

Show some indication that account is banned from asking new questions

  • As an aside: do all moderators know that automatic answer bans exist too? – Arjan Mar 4 '12 at 11:30
  • @Arjan - We get no data on that either. – Kev Mar 4 '12 at 11:45
  • Hehe, I actually meant: did you know the feature was introduced? ;-) – Arjan Mar 4 '12 at 11:46
  • @Arjan - ah ok :). Yes we know about that feature. – Kev Mar 4 '12 at 11:50