I have been participating on Stack Overflow for the last 4 months. I found that it is the best Q&A site for beginners, and I received solutions to many of my problems there. So I started sharing my knowledge.

But 2 days ago, I made one mistake of copying one answer from Stack Overflow and posted it as my own answer. I didn't know that was a bad thing, and my account got suspended.

Now I would like to request that the moderators please kindly forgive me once. This kind of mistake will never happen again. How can I request that a moderator do this? I desperately want to come back to SO.

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    You were messaged regarding the suspension on both the site and via e-mail. You're saying you didn't receive either? – Tim Post Mar 16 '12 at 6:30
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    @TimPost, I got the message from the Moderator but didn't get any mail. I accept that i did the mistake and I am really sorry for that. Can't moderator give me another chance for improvement? – Scorpion Mar 16 '12 at 6:37
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    Sure, as soon as the suspension is over. You'll be more than welcome back :) – Tim Post Mar 16 '12 at 6:41
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    @Scorpion It is extremely rare, for any diamond moderator to reverse a suspension unless there is intervention by actual site management, or really, really extreme mitagating reasons. To be honest, without them revealing exactly why your were suspended in detail, even asking on meta will not help, as the community does not know the full extent of why you where suspended, unless the moderators themselves reveal the reason, which is extremely rare. As everyone has said, ride it out, spend the time learning how others use SO, and then start again when the suspension is automatically lifted. – BinaryMisfit Mar 16 '12 at 6:43
  • @TimPost, Thanks.... – Scorpion Mar 16 '12 at 6:45
  • @Diago, okkkkk...Thanks for your response.... – Scorpion Mar 16 '12 at 6:46
  • @TimPost [status-declined]? – BinaryMisfit Mar 16 '12 at 6:48
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    @Diago well.. it is a support request to unsuspend right now.. – Sathyajith Bhat Mar 16 '12 at 10:24
  • Why everybody downvote this question? – Scorpion Mar 16 '12 at 11:15

Given that your user account page says

This account is temporarily suspended for voting irregularities.

It's pretty safe to assume that you were not suspended for

one mistake of copying one answer from the SO and posted it as answer

In general, we don't suspend people for a single infraction. As the link provided indicates, suspensions are levied for a pattern of abusive behavior with no attempt to rectify or modify that offensive behavior.

Specifically, "voting irregularities" suggests that you have a history of engaging in fraudulent activity and attempting to abuse the reputation system, either by using a sockpuppet account or repeatedly voting for friends' accounts.

But when your suspension ends on May 13th at 13:48, you are welcome to come back, assuming you modify your behavior in accordance with our rules and expectations:

At the end of this timed suspension period, your reputation will be recalculated, and your account will resume as normal. We don’t hold grudges. The point of all this is to address the behavior. If the behavior improves, you are welcome back.

  • Thanks for the guidance. So before May 13 my account will not get activated? – Scorpion Mar 16 '12 at 6:34
  • That is correct. – angry person Mar 16 '12 at 9:11
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    What's with this "we" stuff? =P – casperOne Mar 16 '12 at 14:04
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    @casper: I am a moderator on one of the SE 2.0 sites, just not on SO. I've suspended a couple of people, but not for voting irregularities. And "we" is much easier to understand and much friendlier than "they". Saying "they" also sounds like I'm trying to push the blame off on someone else, which is not the case, considering that I fully support the decision. – Cody Gray Mar 17 '12 at 3:01
  • @CodyGray Respect the emoticon at the end of the comment. =) – casperOne Mar 17 '12 at 3:11

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