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Yesterday, a contributor (questioner) on a site was suspended for 365 days. That very same person, with a thinly veiled avatar change, returns today as if nothing has happened! It would appear that it's OK for this to happen. What's going on here?

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  • If someone is suspended and they create a new account, that's not ok. Nowhere in the rules will you find that's ok. – Mast Dec 28 '19 at 8:58
  • However, unless that new account starts causing trouble there's a low likelihood of anything being done against it. – Mast Dec 28 '19 at 8:59
  • @Mast - So, this could continue, with avatar changes, ad infinitum? – Tim Dec 28 '19 at 9:02
  • An avatar change does not create a new user. The suspension is on the account. – Mast Dec 28 '19 at 9:02
  • @Mast - so a new account must have been created. Maybe new rule needed? – Tim Dec 28 '19 at 9:04
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  • @Glorfindel - Monica has nothing to do with this - directly. There is the irony that someone wet behind the ears can make a comeback with impunity, whereas the moderator, with so much experience to offer, is still barred. Nevertheless, thank you for the edit, which has been received well ! – Tim Dec 28 '19 at 10:41
  • @Tim ah, you're right. I didn't think of that angle. – Glorfindel Dec 28 '19 at 10:46
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It would appear that it's OK for this to happen.

No, it's certainly not OK. It's just that the ♦ moderators didn't notice the new account yet – they're not online 24/7. You can flag one of the posts for moderator attention and explain that's a suspended user breaking the rules.

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I did that just before writing this answer, and the new account has now been destroyed.

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  • How did you find the user to flag? (Was it a job for the SEDE query again? :) ) – Flakes Dec 28 '19 at 11:08
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    I just looked at the homepage of the site where the OP is the most active, and found a question with some suspicious comments. – Glorfindel Dec 28 '19 at 11:12
  • Elementary, I guess. Thank you. – Flakes Dec 28 '19 at 11:13
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    +1 for the hand drawn red circle. People have gotten lax around here. – mpdonadio Dec 28 '19 at 21:44
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    Some of us still follow the old ways 😁 – Journeyman Geek Dec 28 '19 at 23:14

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