I recently found a guy mass-plagiarizing tag wikis. The problem is, he had more than 2,000 reputation and thus a moderator couldn't manually ban him from suggesting edits.

This manual ban is useful for just making someone stop what they're doing now, so we can pick up the pieces, regroup, and send a 'real' message to them later.

So, my request: Allow moderators to manually ban users with >2000 reputation from suggesting edits, just like we can with users <2000 reputation.

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There's no UI for this, but the functionality exists. Drop this into your console, fill in the userID, optionally adjust the days to be banned, and it's done.

$.post("/admin/ban-suggested-edits", {userId:whateverUserId, days:4, fkey: StackExchange.options.user.fkey})

If this is commonly-needed, we could probably enable it in the normal UI; we omitted it originally to avoid confusion (this won't block any other edits from users with editing privileges).

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    Planning to join the dev team soon? ;) Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 12:05
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    @Sha looks like Shog has just got that hacking is a pretty interesting thing to do ;D
    – nicael
    Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 13:20
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    good grief... Y'all know I did this stuff before I got hired here, right?
    – Shog9
    Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 19:57

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