Recently I discovered a user that I talked to a lot was banned for a little over 300 days. It seemed strange, so I looked into it myself. I found this chat message:

You're suspended on Stack Overflow. You should probably not be chatting in SO rooms.
You may consider that a formal warning.

He was warned by a mod he shouldn't talk on Stack Overflow chat because he was suspended on Stack Overflow. If you read a little further, you can see he complies and leaves.

However, he told me (through other means) that that was the reason for the ban. It seems to be a harsh and uncalled ban, since he complied with the warning. I seen no evidence of him talking on Stack Overflow chat after the issue. So, out of curiosity and wanting to correct a possible mistake, why was the user actually banned?


For rule violations.

Details of a suspension are kept private between the ♦ moderators and the user; if the user decides to disclose/discuss this in public, that's fine, but otherwise the information is not made public.

That's a site ban, not a chat ban; @ArtOfCode explains:

It's technically possible because of the chat server trifurcation and because of how chat parents work, but if you're suspended from a site then that's you being asked to take a break from that community for a while - all parts of that community, including chat.

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    Could you possible be thinking of the wrong profile? The OP is talking about SE chat, not SO main. – FreezePhoenix Aug 5 '18 at 18:39
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    That's a SO chatroom on the SE chat server. In spirit, it's part of the SO community. – Glorfindel Aug 5 '18 at 18:43
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    Then, if the user followed the warning given by said moderator and left, did the user get suspended? – FreezePhoenix Aug 5 '18 at 18:49
  • The author of this answer either does not know that or is not willing to get involved in this. – Glorfindel Aug 5 '18 at 18:54
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    @TheOneWhoMade Let's not be disingenuous, please - you are the user this post is talking about, not someone else as this third person discourse might imply. You were suspended from Stack Overflow. Why I don't know - I'm not a moderator there. When I noticed you were chatting in an SO room, I said you should stop, and you did. No further action was taken - your chat account was not suspended. As far as I'm concerned this is a closed matter. – ArtOfCode Aug 5 '18 at 18:58
  • @ArtOfCode the user in question is banned on chat. Go look at their account there. – The Mattbat999 Aug 5 '18 at 19:01
  • @TheMattbat999 Yup, I've just seen that. See this message - that chat suspension is down to a distinct issue, not because of this one. – ArtOfCode Aug 5 '18 at 19:02
  • @ArtOfCode So the solution is to suspend the user from chatting everywhere? – user312109 Feb 24 '19 at 5:59
  • @Muze Yes. Also, this post is old and dead, let's not resurrect it. – ArtOfCode Feb 24 '19 at 7:14

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