I was playing with the Data Explorer... And I was trying to write a query to show users who got the most % of their reputation from accepts.
So for each user:
[% from Accepts] = [Rep from Accepts] / [Reputation]
The problem is that suspended users have a rep of 1. So they would have gained an "enormous" percent of their "1 rep" from accepts.
The result was that all the high-rep suspended users were at the top of the list.
Of course, curiosity sets in. I forked the query and tweaked it to single out these users. And before long, I had a working query that listed suspended users in decreasing order of their normal reputation.
I took a look at some of these users and found some things that I, as a normal user, (not a moderator), probably should NOT be seeing. At least not that easily...
Note that some of these are on high-reputation accounts. So I'll keep them anonymous.
In effect, I found many of the users who were involved in the iOS voting-ring that was recently busted up.
Show suspended users in the Data Explorer with their normal reputation. Don't show it as 1.
The current system of showing suspended users with a reputation of 1:
- Skews the Data Explorer queries.
- Makes it possible for non-moderators to obtain a list of suspended users that have reputation > 1.