Robert, one of the most important moderators of Stack Overflow recently resigned.
I have noticed his account was suspended today.
Normally I would not ask, but given the open accusations of having already unfairly demodded one moderator, and the uproar that generated, can you clarify the reasons that lead to the suspension of Robert Harvey, so that we can put to bed any speculation of second motives that will inevitably follow?
I have been following meta.SE closely and did not see any obvious reason. I know you will not get into details, but can we have at least a second opinion of another community manager or community moderator to confirm there was no foul play?
Robert has indicated that he is okay with us discussing his suspension:
And for what it's worth, they have my permission to fully discuss the suspension on Meta.SE. I was not offered an explanation, other than the usual canned response.
He's also published the moderator message corresponding to the suspension. It's the canned response corresponding to that suspension reason; at no point is he ever given the specific content that was considered rude and why.
Finally, will this suspension prevent him from being able to later request his moderator privileges back on SO? (Ordinarily, users who are suspended anywhere across the network are not allowed to run in a moderator election for the full year after the suspension expires.)