I recently read some meta questions about the famous "User was removed".
Although, it appears more clear to me, I still have some question:
- What user was removed?
- On which answer/question did I lose reputation?
- Why the user was removed?
I have read that answers to some questions above are kept private ... why?
If the fireman destroys the wall of my house that I share with my neighbour... at least I expect M. Fireman to tell me why he did it.
Not having those information makes me feel that some people think I'm too dumb to understand why things happen.
"From our sole point of view, WE have removed a user. Consequently you have lost (hopefully recovered) some reputation. Period."
If you tell me WHY the user was removed and WHICH question/answer has been affected, I would know a little more which behavior/topic make you happy on Stack Overflow and which one really don't ! More over this simple information would tackle this problem.
I can understand it's difficult to keep the documentation updated. However simply giving away some information helps understand better how Stack Overflow (Stack Exchange) works, where it goes! Scattered information across meta is a pain in the ass.
Again, "User was removed" needs to be more clear:
- Give specific pointers on preferable behavior
- Update required FAQ and share the link to the updated sections
- Explain why this user account was deleted, at least moderators can be warned if new ones are discovered