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I am trying to send a message to the moderators because the last message that was sent was from me. The message I see is

"you cannot post an additional message until a moderator has responded"

I had a follow up question. The moderator said "Your reputation is set to 1 for the duration of your suspension. It'll be restored to your proper reputation once the suspension is over.". I responded "Alright, thank you". But because I responded already, I could not send any sort of follow up today. My suspension is over and my rep on SO is still 1.

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  • What is your question?
    – 410 gone
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:09
  • "the last message that was sent was from me," and "you cannot post an additional message until a moderator has responded." I don't see the problem here.
    – Kevin
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:09
  • Well I had a follow up question. The moderator said "Your reputation is set to 1 for the duration of your suspension. It'll be restored to your proper reputation once the suspension is over.". My suspension is over and my rep on SO is still 1
    – Bijan
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:10
  • As far as I can see, your rep has been restored to normal on SO. Perhaps it was a caching issue. See this answer.
    – user642796
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:21
  • I think someone just fixed it for me.
    – Bijan
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:21
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    I recommend holding down-votes on this, unless you know some history, this isn't exactly intuitive or easy to search for.
    – Tim Post
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:24
  • @Tim while I agree, the message is in plain English, it's pretty hard to miss what it means. Jun 1, 2015 at 17:30
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    @ShadowWizard Well, that's great, if you're conversationally fluent and not enraged at what you honestly perceive to be an injustice. When you get mad or don't understand what's happening to you, well .. We're working on the whole system.
    – Tim Post
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:33
  • @ShadowWizard: The mod responded last week with the answer to wait until suspension was over to have rep restored. I responded "Alright, thank you". But because i responded already, I could not send any sort of follow up today.
    – Bijan
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:35
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    @Bijan I'm headed out for the day (typing as I pack up), I will review stuff and get back to you tomorrow. Thanks for bringing this up.
    – Tim Post
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:37
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    @TimPost: My problem is resolved. I guess a moderator saw this and fixed the issue. Thank you though
    – Bijan
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:38
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    @Tim sorry but I can't see how this can be more clear. I held my guns on this, but honestly think people can spend few more seconds to actually read and try to understand the meaning of the various messages they see. And the OP here doesn't sound enraged. Anyway, as he said in above comments, the issue is resolved, took a while for the reputation to be recalculated after suspension was over. Jun 1, 2015 at 17:38
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    @ShadowWizard I'd love, for just a day to live in the world where you do, where intelligent people consistently reach logical and constructive conclusions :) You're not wrong, it's just that pesky human nature thing.
    – Tim Post
    Jun 1, 2015 at 17:47
  • @Tim flight ticket on its way! But if anything, I'd love, for just a day, to be as tolerant as you. :) Jun 1, 2015 at 19:15

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A mod has to respond because so many contacted by a moderator continuously reply with something like this:

Eat my big, orange traffic cone, or I will continue to bang my head on your bridges.

It also (unfortunately) sometimes looks like this:

I will kill your whole f**king family you nazi f*** and don't think I won't or can't you kitten-eating asshat

Mods get notified of these replies, and there's very little signal to be gained that indicates that you aren't an armchair serial killer except a mod finding your reply sane enough to reply to. Mods are also volunteers, and quite busy.

It's not a perfect system, which is why you can contact us directly if you have any questions, concerns, follow-ups or complaints about your interaction with a moderator on any of our sites.

I've personally experienced death threats after messaging people, so have others. Our world is the way it is and while we all wish it could be better, you're welcome to just use the work-around in cases where you forgot to add something important and / or want someone to review your case.

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    It is worth noting that the last time I sent that message, the mod in question did not deny eating kittens.
    – Jason C
    Jun 1, 2015 at 18:27
  • We have bridges? I was never told about this.
    – Jamal
    Jun 1, 2015 at 19:39
  • the internet in meme flavor Jun 1, 2015 at 19:39

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