I'll note that the Nobel prize winner vanished after being repeatedly harangued by one of those suspended users. So maybe, just maybe, those suspensions aren't part of the problem: maybe they are part of the solution.
I notice that one of the other suspended users, DImension10, has deleted their answer from here. And then, after it was restored by one mod, it was deleted again by the community and a mod (thanks for the correction Sklivvz)
I think that's a shame, because the answer illustrated some of the problems we have over on Physics.SE.
Though not in the way the author intended.
Because DImension10's answer illustrated the problem that Physics.SE has, I've reproduced it below, because it answers the OP's question, though not in the way that DImension10 intended. It answers it by demonstrating by example what is wrong on Physics.SE.
Readers here who have not kept up with the meta.physics of this, may wish to know that some physics users named in the question above are trying to set up a competitor site to Physics.SE outside the Stack Exchange. So their behaviour in dragging Physics.SE down (and trying to get it closed) is consistent with trying to boost their own putative competitor site. Ironically, they even use Stack Exchange chat, profiles and meta questions to try to promote their (as yet non-existent) competitor site.
Anyway, here's the deleted answer, which stood at +2/-31 when I grabbed it. I've made one edit; in an edit, Shog replaced a swear word in their answer with the word "nonsense"; so I've made the same edit to the quoted text below.
Don't shoot me, I'm only the messenger.
If I have permission to, let me point out how fundamentally stupid
Shog9's answer is.
Be careful what you ask for... The last time we had to step in and help moderate Physics.SE (as in, daily flag-handling, support, etc.)
we ended up having to suspend one of the folks on your list because he
wouldn't stop harassing people on the site.
Harassing people? Criticisting wrong answers is harassing them? You've obviously not seen any real physics, which is why you think
that criticism is harassment. Who criticise in programming? It's
impossible to convince you, but let me at least try to convince
someone else who is hopefully open-minded enough to listen for a
Physics does not run on stupid opinions, what the stupid media says is right, or what armchair people say is right. It is obvious that
you will have arguments of facts in Physics, because it's not
programming, where you can only say "Hey, I like this language!", "No
I like this language", "NO, THAT!", etc. Therefore, you think that
physics is the same.
In my opinion, it's you who is being the "harass"ing person, as you
don't even have facts to support your argument.
You want to know what the problem with Physics.SE is? Most of you
don't want to be involved in the dirty, boring parts of running a
site, but you'll cheerfully spend all damn day criticizing anyone who
is willing to step up and do it.
Like whom? Who, precisely, is this wonderful person? Is it you,
Contrary to your claims, we are criticising people who don't give a
crap about the site, and only want to earn lots of money from the
That's you, Stack Overflow.
Tired of lazy homework questions? Then close them. Ok, here, you have finally made a sensible point. Indeed, there are very few \geq
3000 users who are actually voting to close/reopen. See
How much are 3k+ users moderating through the review queue?.
But the problem is, that while mods say that they have refrained from
the close vote queue, this is only for the bad questions! They
continue to close the good questions as primarily this, too that.
What's the problem if a question is slightly opinion-based?
What's the problem with book questions? What's the problem with career
Tired of crackpots arguing endlessly? Down-vote them, and create some guidelines that let you delete such posts / conversations in good
Who creates the guidelines? The moderators/. There is a non-mainstream
policy, but it is often not used, with pathetic excuses, and it
doesn't even apply to answers!
Crackpot answers are "just wrong"!.
Tired of intelligent, knowledgeable folk leaving? Stop kissing the
feet of every loud-mouth who wants a soapbox.
Tell that to your disciples.
If you don't have the time, guts or talent to do any of that, maybe
stop spitting in the faces of the folks who do.
Again, who is this saint? You?
Spend some time talking to the moderators, letting them know what you
hope to accomplish, and then get out of their way and let them help
Like they care, anyway.
What's that? You say you're unhappy with the moderators you elected, and you want folks like me to step in and save you from them?
What do you expect us to do if the moderators turn into people who
don't care about the community, and only about the "SE Model", shun
the 2 only good moderators (mbq and Qmechanic, who actually care about
the community), etc.?
And we did not elect all of them. The harm-meaning folks from the
other sites who never actually care about the site have proven to
suddenly start caring about the elections, as can be seen about last
year's elections, from the now-censored post who'se html can be found
over here: http://psiepsilon.wikia.com/wiki/Ron_Maimon_Suspension.
And don't worry, no matter how much you've censored, the WayBack
Machine is there to help us. It now even allows us to archive webpages
our selves, from the "
/record" page. I have archived everything and
have them here:
Nonsense - you just want someone else to take your side in yet another
stupid, unproductive argument that has nothing to do with Physics and
everything to do with your own boredom.
Oh, yes, of course. We just get bored when Ron Maimon got suspended,
isn't it ?.
If you want our help, show us that you deserve it - step up and try to
do something yourself, using the tools you've been given, and when you
hit a roadblock then ask for assistance.
Nobody needs- your help=.
Until then, stop whining - you're annoying the folks who are actually
trying to get stuff done.
That's you, isn't it?.
So, after writing your answer, did you ban yourself for unfounded
accusations/violation of the "Be Nice" Rule? \ If not, why
do these stupid rules only apply to the normal people? Huh?
You obviously want to make another crackpot-filthy wikipedia.
Oh, and I kindly apologise for the rudeness in this post, but it's
obviously useless to think that "Well, the mods really don't "not
care" about Phys.SE, they just,... don't know how to handle it, maybe
they're deaf or something.".
Like I say, I've just copied & pasted DImenstion10's answer, because I think it exemplifies the challenges that the moderators of Physics.SE face. Don't shoot me, I'm only the messenger.