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Avoid the Streisand Effect - be clear about the reason when suspending an account

This sort of thing has happened a few times now... "Hey, did you see? User X was boxed!" "User X? Why?" "I donno... Maybe he... " (wild speculation ensues. waffles are blamed.) It's ...
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Can we restrict the ability of users to keep changing their names?

Obviously one of the things that this site encourages is the building up of reputation which is a reflection of how the community perceives you. However, after spending a while in any given tag, you ...
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Is it possible to implement a “tribunal system” to deal with user suspension?

"If we can vote to close a question, can we vote to suspend an user?" I am quite disappointed that one of the trusted users from StackOverflow just got "temporarily" suspended (penalty box) for 1 ...
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What is the point of a 30 day account suspension?

The blog post says account suspensions will be from 2 to 7 days. "...if the problem behaviors continue beyond the timed suspension, your account is very likely to be permanently deleted." This user ...
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Who is sasha and why is he a big villain?

Saw this on reddit, Vim Tricks your mom never told you about -- VERY DARK CORNERS... published by Sasha: the biggest villian on StackOverflow, and now engraved in its WALL of FAME! and was ...
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“Get another job” answers and comments?

I'm not sure about other tags, but on [Perl] tag there's a fairly frequent pattern of someone asking "How do I do X given that my work imposes a technical limitation Y", and the answer - or more often ...
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Are suspensions automated?

I just came across a user who has been suspended for over 10 years (to 'cool down'). This seems unrealistic, as we can see that 10 years ago SE didn't even exist (meaning, a lot can change in that ...
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Cogsci deleting my account [closed]

The SE group, Cognitive Science, keeps deleting my account on the basis of an invalid identity. Supposing science was evidence-based, I asked what proof I needed to provide to support my identity and ...
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Are user suspension and user deletion discussions on-topic for per-site meta?

Users will be suspended sometimes by the moderator team due to various reasons. But there will be some enthusiastic users who are very much interested to know the reasons behind the suspension of a ...
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When is it ok to send a user to the penalty box?

I was wondering what's the etiquette about this. The comments in this question made me wonder if moderators had any guidelines regarding "boxing". I was under the impression that this measure was for ...