Questions tagged [account-suspension]

User accounts can be temporarily banned ("suspended") by ♦ moderators for violation of the site rules. Use this tag for any questions related to user suspensions. Do not use this tag to appeal a suspension. Read the full tag wiki for information on how to appeal a suspension

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Can a question be migrated to a site on which the user has been manually suspended by a moderator? [duplicate]

Technically, a user does not even need to have an account on a site for one of their questions to be migrated there. There is a specific provision in Stack Exchange code to block migration of a ...
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Can suspensions be bypassed? [duplicate]

If a user is suspended from Stack Exchange, couldn't they just create a new account with a different email address and then just merge the two accounts after their suspension? This would completely ...
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Acount suspension reason is only shown on the main site profile not meta [duplicate]

I've anonymized the affected user profile, but came across this after seeing a comment on another meta question saying that the reason was visible on the profile; but initially not being able to find ...
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Loosen the “no suspension in the past year” requirement for nominees, or at least listen to the community

Recently on Physics SE there's been a dramatic election, where the only 40-scored and top nominee was banned from nominating due to their suspension in the last year, which created a dense wave of ...
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Proposal: “light suspensions”

Someone with such a "light-weight suspension", would lose all his rep gained before issuing the suspension. Thus, the rep would be reset to 1. With it, their privileges would be the same as a rep 1 ...
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Hide previously suspended nominations unless approved by Community Managers

Recently, Physics SE has finished the 2019 moderator election nomination phase. Earlier today, within 24 hours of the nomination completing, a user was removed from the nominations. The user later ...
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Different text for network-wide suspended users on meta [duplicate]

If you look at a profile of a user who is suspended networkwide, you get the text: "This account is temporarily suspended network-wide. The suspension period ends on..." However, if you click on "...
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Is showing 1 reputation for a suspended user too harsh?

When a user applies for a job and links his/her Stack Overflow profile and in case he is suspended, it just shows 1 reputation which really makes a bad first impression and could be a hindrance in his/...
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What can moderators do about suspended chat users who attempt to engage with users via their chat profiles?

Recently, we encountered a rather persistent user in a chat room, repeatedly attempting to engage with other users in the chat by editing their chat profile description and repeatedly leaving and re-...
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How does a network-wide suspension work when the account is unsuspended on at least one site?

I've run into an account that seems to be hitting some edge cases with the network wide suspension process. From what I understand, accounts with a network-wide suspension are prevented from creating ...
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Are suspensions considered infallible? [closed]

I'd suppose and hope that the bulk of users who are served with suspensions, (i.e. given a 1 rep., and banned from asking or answering questions), merit their bans, and the SE network is much better ...
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User's suspension period has expired, but they're still suspended?

I came across a user with a notification that states: This account is temporarily suspended network-wide. The suspension period ends on Dec 2 '18 at 2:35. Screencap for posterity: Unless this ...
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Please give suspended users an option to explain their side of the story on the meta site

As it is written here by Jon Ericson (CM), the secrecy of the details of the individual suspensions is reasoned to protect the suspended users: Since suspended users are unable to tell their side ...
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Is this a bug for reputation on 'Top Answers' on my network page?

I was recently suspended on Stack Overflow for a sockpuppet account that I used to upvote my questions and answers. On my network profile, it shows my top answer as being worth 5 vote score, but on SO,...
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How can I suspend my account (temporarily)?

I would like to shut down my Stack Overflow account temporarily, because of personal reasons. I would like to still have it available, for whenever I decide to return. Is this possible?
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What are the rules for moderator re-appointment after suspension?

It seems to be Stack Exchange's policy, that moderators are elected for life and can also be reinstated when they wish to continue their duties after stepping down. (example). I have now heard of/...
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Considering age factors for suspension duration

I think we should consider age as indicated by user's behavior (not influenced by their claims) with some more interest. I've seen a recent increase in kids (clearly in middle school) getting hit ...
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Under what cases would a user be suspended from chat for 3,200+ years?

Note: this question was originally closed as "too broad" since it originally asked five questions. However, I've edited it down to two very similar questions. Additionally, the standard for "too broad"...
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Don't display “Next privilege” in the case of suspended users

If you take a look at the reputation tab of an user whose account was suspended, you will see that that user's next privilege will be to be able to participate in meta, which will happen when the ...
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Badges not hidden for suspended accounts on iOS app

For suspended users, like the one who answered my question, the number of badges they earned aren't shown in their user information box. Yet when I view this post in the Stack Exchange iOS app, ...
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Suspended user can change display name by copying it from another site

I'll start from the bug result: Having the name "Community", with 1 rep, is causing confusion when the user has lots of content and activity on the site, especially for new users. Also, the user ...
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Why not avoid the Streisand Effect for network-wide suspensions?

For site suspensions, initially, no reason was displayed, but following the arguments at Avoid the Streisand Effect - be clear about the reason when suspending an account, a brief reason for the ...
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Account suspension for 1 year - what to do now? [duplicate]

I have been here in Stack Overflow for more than a year. Last week on Saturday I got a message from a moderator that my account is been suspended for 1 month for sockpuppet reason. I have a friend or ...
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The time in suspension banner doesn't support “hover over for UTC time”

This is the banner I'm talking about: Note the last part of the text. It's a time. Usually for first-time suspensions, the time reads "in 23 hours" or "in 7 days", which does not give any exact ...
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What determines whether a user is banned from a single site vs. all sites?

Let's say a user is banned on EL&U. Are they banned on all SE sites? Is there a different criterion for when they are banned for a different reason?
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Why does this user have only have 1 rep but no apparent suspension? [duplicate]

Update: The user is now suspended network wide again. Looking at a user who is suspended on a few sites, but not most‡, I see he has a reputation of 1 although the graph says different: &...
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Why not perma-ban instead of suspend an account for 75+ years? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of questions about very long suspension periods, but I came across a case that is quite perplexing. This user had many offenses to earn his long ban, despite being a very ...
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What does it mean to “take without giving back”, when an user is banned? [duplicate]

More than once, I stumbled on some SE users who had their accounts temporarily "blocked"/"banned" (e.g. locked reputation at 1, cannot ask or reply to questions, and maybe some other restrictions). ...
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What can I do to lift or reduce a suspension?

I understand what it means to have an account temporarily suspended, but what happens if I think the suspension was too harsh or unjust? If I am a new contributor and unfamiliar with how things work ...
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Regarding the suspension of my account [duplicate]

I am using this account. Today morning I have answered a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Suddenly my reputation dropped down. What is the reason for this issue? I am totally disappointed. ...
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Possible for 15k+ users to mark questions which have been answered by suspended users as protected

From the protected question FAQ: Users with the Protect Questions privilege (15k reputation on graduated sites, 3.5k on beta sites) can protect a question which is at least a day old, and ...
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Can a hacker who hacked a Facebook account access security.stackexchange.com through their linked OAuth account?

Recently Facebook was hacked with 50M accounts compromised. I just got a message from a moderator of Stack Exchange site Information Security that my account has been suspended. I'm writing ...
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What to do with a user insulting my other personal accounts? [duplicate]

Previously a user posted a question that doesn't expose the real problem. It's likely that it's an XY problem and that has been explained clearly why in the comments. Anyway I've posted a real ...
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Why don't we hard-prevent users from nominating themselves as a moderator candidate if they were suspended in the past year?

I know that users aren't permitted to nominate themselves as moderator candidates if they were suspended after one year. Additionally, such users are shown a message before posting their nomination. ...
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Can we get some details on how account expulsion is supposed to work?

The new code of conduct contains the following in the enforcement section: Account Expulsion For very rare cases, moderators will expel people who display a pattern of harmful destructive ...
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Why was this user banned from chat?

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 ...
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Suspended account for the first time… for too long time

I have recently opened my second bounty question... For being a bounty, I've received a lot off-topic answers... finally, my patience was over and I've made a slightly irritated comment to an answer: ...
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Suspended user shouldn't be able to run in an election on the site they're suspended on

We're having an election on Worldbuilding, and this week, nominations opened up. A user nominated themselves, but they've been suspended elsewhere on the network and are currently suspended on a ...
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How does the 72 hour limit mentioned in the AUP affect suspensions?

I just came across the Acceptable Usage Policy There's a bit in there that goes If you are found to be in violation of any of the below policies, you will receive a notice via email. Unless you ...
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Could network-wide suspensions last longer than 10 years?

The dupe candidate deals about suspensions in general, the essential part of this question is the increase of the network-wide suspension length from 10 years to 30. The answer to the question has ...
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Why was my account suspended on SO? [closed]

Firstly, I'm not sure if this is the correct place but as I have been suspended on (meta) SO I can't make a meta post there. But, please, understand my perspective and read through the post ...
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Is it possible to dispute penalty box or at least to know the reason for being penalized?

Joining the https://drupal.stackexchange.com just about a month ago I have only been trying to be helpful answering questions, editing posts, using votes and flags, and gradually learning the rules of ...
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Will asking a really good question get you more chances to ask more questions? [duplicate]

Why am II still getting this warning after coming back from a suspension? Should I get a fresh start? Is this probation temporary? Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and ...
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If you delete your account, can you still be suspended?

I've seen something that's bothering me, but I don't know if my loss of faith in good intentions is warranted. A highly controversial post was made, followed up by a lot of comments, edits and meta ...
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An acquaintance figured out a way to get me banned from Stack Exchange Sites

I use English Language Learners forums a lot. In fact, I was in the top 0.48% of reputation earners, but just a couple days ago, I was sitting in an English Lecture, when I noticed that a little of my ...
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Automatically remove election candidates if they get suspended after nomination

We have an election happening in Magento StackExchange. One of the candidate who is nominated for the election has been suspended by a moderator. But the problem is, his nomination is still there for ...
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The dismiss button (“X”) covers the text on the nomination prompt for recently suspended users

As the title says, the X button on the nomination prompt for recently suspended users covers the text. It looks something like this: This happens in Safari 10.0.2.
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If somebody gets a 10 year long network-wide ban, who communicates it to them and how?

In the case of the bans issued by mods, the mod communicates the decision to the offender. What happens if one gets a network-wide ban? These can be caused only by the CMs. What are the rules in ...
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Why is it specially required to mention “temporarily suspended” in ban messages when all suspensions are temporary only?

During the period of suspension, on a suspended user's profile, we find a message which is typically like: This account is temporarily suspended. The suspension period ends in X days. From the ...
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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 ...