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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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How should I handle a valid chat flag when a suspension isn't warranted?

I've already read through A guide to moderating chat, and this isn't covered there. For example, a user might post something slightly over the line that ought to go, but has now returned to productive ...
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I wanted to give a bounty to an answer, but it was deleted by CommunityBot, and the author is temporarily suspended. What should I do?

I wanted to give a bounty to an answer to my question. But the answer was unexpectedly deleted by CommunityBot. Its author is temporarily suspended. What should I do? The answer looks excellent and ...
Timur Shtatland's user avatar
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Can mods see a tally of the warnings and suspensions a user has received, and is there a way for the user to see the same tally?

In a discussion in chat, a mod said Phil is really not helping you - he had various warnings and suspensions for failing to follow site guidelines." (ref) My question is about what a mod can ...
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Contact form ticket to appeal suspension was closed without any response by Stack Exchange

Stack Overflow moderators banned me for a year. I appealed the account suspension. The reply to my appeal makes no sense: RE: 126302 - Appeal of temporary account suspension We've closed this ticket ...
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How can I view the list of my suspensions on a given SE site?

I know that past suspensions aren't public information (aside from using e.g., but I wonder how I can view the list of my own suspensions on a given SE site. Assume that I can't use my ...
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Incorrect displayed reputation difference after suspension/unsuspension [duplicate]

Bug: the displayed reputation difference on a user profile page is sometimes (always?) incorrect after an account suspension/unsuspension, e.g.:
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How should a user who writes a chat message that is deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct be disciplined? [duplicate]

If a user writes a chat message that is deemed a violation of the code of conduct, should they receive a chat suspension, an account suspension, or both?
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What recourse does a (mistakenly?) deleted spam account have? [duplicate]

There is of course a specific post that prompted this, but I'm not going to link it unless necessary. Anyway, to the point; under the idea that a user's account is destroyed because it was labeled a ...
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Why were yesterday’s answers from me deleted and my account blocked? [closed]

I subscribed yesterday to address two unresolved threads about incremental site build technologies, for which I have subject matter experience in the field. Can someone help me understand why my ...
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Can we actually suspend accounts excessive discussion?

Yes, you read that right, but no, we cannot. Yet here it is: This account is temporarily suspended excessive discussion in comments. I think the "due to" was skipped, and it should read &...
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Will a user still be punished if their historical bad behaviour/sock-puppeting is later discovered? [duplicate]

Imagine a user has two accounts on the same site. But after a while, they remove one of the accounts. I don't know if it's still discoverable that a user once had a second account on a site but if the ...
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The "Ask Question" page shows a "question ban" page to suspended users instead of showing that the user is suspended [duplicate]

When I was suspended on MSE, I tried to ask question while being suspended. The page showed: I think it should show the "You are suspended" page or something like that. Currently this page ...
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New account suspension

I created an account on Super User today. Subsequently it said, you get 100 bonus reputation points since you are on other networks. But my reputation points still shows as 1. On the accounts page it ...
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A room owner can put chat in timeout while being suspended

I got suspended on chat.SE, while being an room owner for the Sandbox. I tried to put the room in timeout from the menu and it succeeded: Should this feature be disabled for suspended users (...
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Minimum suspension sentencing and transparency rules

Are there rules or guidance for moderators to help them determine minimal amount of suspension time depending on the offense? Or a rule requiring transparency if the community considers the sentencing ...
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How can a network-wide-suspended account be posting questions and accepting answers?

Please reference this question: Why was Booster 9's 29 engine static fire ended 2.36 seconds early? The user's profile states that they have a network-wide suspension, yet they posted two ...
Organic Marble's user avatar
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What happened to my account? What am I suspended for? [closed]

Yesterday, when I wanted to log back into my politics.stackexchange account for a long time, everything was the same as with the new registration and all the progress I had there until now is gone. ...
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Are users being suspended for being on strike?

Does Stack Exchange suspend users solely for striking or supporting the strike? Of course, users who are on strike could still be suspended for unrelated activities, or for promoting the strike in ...
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Does a user have the right to not engage in discussion that have been addressed and can lead to heated exchange? [closed]

When a user receives comments that ask for things that have already been clarified in the post or the previous ones, and often in an provocative attitude, does the user have the right to not engage? ...
Tim's user avatar
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Is there anything wrong that a user prefers upvoting over accepting replies? [closed]

Does a user have their right for preferring upvoting over accepting replies? Can moderators suspend a user for preferring upvoting over accepting replies?
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Can we please get more information on the "network policy regarding AI Generated content" post?

Meta notes: This was originally posted as an answer in response to What is the network policy regarding AI Generated content?. Some of the requests for more information have been addressed in GPT on ...
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Why do moderators need to delete accounts?

If a user posts spam or breaks the rules enough, moderators may delete their account. They can just recreate their account, but is typically accompanied by a suspension anyway. In this case, why not ...
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What if, hypothetically, ChatGPT became smart enough to create an account?

Would their account be suspended? What exactly would happen? If their account got banned, what would it be for?
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Are there some ways to prevent abuse from moderators? [duplicate]

I don't know why, but I got my account suspended for 1 month for allegedly voting myself, but I don't remember doing that in the last 1.5 years roughly speaking. The only reason I voted for myself ...
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What are the additional paragraphs on the delete profile page that appear for suspended users?

Post on ruSO.meta Не переведена часть текста на странице удаления учётной записи заблокированного участника claims that in case of vising the delete profile page during user suspension there are some ...
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Should users receive an official warning before being banned for an inadequate use of SE? [closed]

I use Math Stack Exchange for several months. Today, I got 666 reps and posted here an inoffensive joke about the Devil's number, which I deleted 10 minutes later. Ok, I shouldn't have done that. ...
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Can a suspended user use saves?

Is it possible for a suspended user to add new saves? If not, could this be changed? I would guess that a suspended user is still able to see their saves and search using in:saves - if not, consider ...
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A 7-days suspension without warning [duplicate]

Consider: I got a 7-day suspension. Is it normal since the music Stack Exchange site policy is first: warn and then suspend? Let me share the message from the mods: To briefly sum up: I called a ...
user avatar
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Is there any way moderators can view the "actual reputation score" of a suspended user, other than from the flags dashboard?

Users who are suspended have their reputation score reduced to 1 for the duration of the suspension. For moderators, sometimes it may be helpful to know the "actual" reputation score of the ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Account suspended because college friend offered bounty and upvoted a few of my answers [closed]

I don't know if moderators are actually trying to understand my predicament here, but a few years back I had a friend from college who used to share me the links of his questions to answer questions ...
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How can I request a permanent ban of my own account on all sites?

Can I ask Stack Exchange moderators or employees to ban me permanently on two or three emails, all the emails I have, on every SE site? I mean forever, no coming back unless I start a new email ...
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Suspended users can edit the duplicate list if they have the dupehammer, for a small period after getting suspended

For several hours after being suspended I could press the Edit button on the duplicate banner, enter the duplicate target dialogue, and then add and remove duplicate targets from the duplicate list. I ...
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Network wide suspension isn't really network wide (For real, this time, most likely)

Unlike what's being reported in User is suspended network-wide, except not really and Account said to be suspended network-wide, but it's not, which are due to moderators manually lifting the ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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Possible loophole in system found by eccentric user behaviour

Not long ago here on main meta, a user posted a question, a rudimentary one which attracted a downvote almost immediately. Their response was almost as quick; they deleted their account. Subsequently, ...
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My account has been suspended and I'm not sure how to contact moderators to appeal [duplicate]

I had written "I love spamming" in the answer section of one the questions, but I have deleted it very soon after I had written it. I did it because I was bored and now I realize the mistake....
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How to locate unwritten rules which suspend your account

Fundamentally any punishment is intended to remedy undesirable behavior Yet when there is no definition of what is desirable or undesirable, punishment crosses the line into abuse as, it is not ...
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Why was a weekend support email sent when a normal user appealed a suspension using the contact form on Sunday?

I appealed my suspension on 27 ‎February ‎2022, ‏‎02:20 PM (Indian Standard Time) using the contact form. Immediately, I received two emails from Stack Exchange. One was an automatic email regarding a ...
Random Person's user avatar
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Let the user access their flag history when they are suspended

When a user is suspended, it is not possible for them to access their flag history. I do not understand why it is like this. Simply restricting the flag history access makes no sense in my opinion. ...
Random Person's user avatar
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Blue reputation marker on profile sidebar doesn't go back to original reputation when suspension ends

My suspension on Stack Overflow recently ended, but the blue reputation marker on the sidebar of my profile settings is still negative as though my reputation were still 1: This is clearly a bug, ...
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Could we have longer automatic suspensions for destroyed profiles, and better communication with these users?

Currently, when a user is destroyed for spamming or deleted as no longer welcome to participate, there's a short 14-day automatic suspension meant to keep them from using a newly-created profile with ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Getting information on why I was suspended after asking a question

I've been suspended on Super User after asking a question and also answering one. I'm wondering whether there is another way to find out why I was suspended and why my question and answers were ...
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Mod messages say they are confidential between the user and local moderators, but staff with moderator rights can see them - can the wording be fixed?

I've just been informed by a user who received mod messages that they start with some explanatory text that looks like this: What is this? It is a private, confidential communication mechanism ...
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Suspended users' badge counts show up in edit histories

The user card for a suspended user in an edit history page (a page with a URL like shows the badge counts for the suspended user, along with 1 reputation. ...
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Does suspension result in automatic loss of moderator privileges?

It's long been policy that users may not stand for election as a moderator if they have been suspended anywhere on the network during the previous twelve months. If someone with a recent suspension is ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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Is it safe to keep the reasons for user suspensions confidential?

I've become concerned for one particular user who's extensive content I really value on SE. Some time ago this user began to complain of "arbitrary" and "unfair" moderator ...
Philip Couling's user avatar
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Is flagging too many posts to add the citation banner grounds for suspension? [closed]

This question arises from my personal experience - Suppose I have a per day flag limit of 90 flags, and I have been incessantly working hard on hunting out bad content across the main site to flag low ...
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Shouldn't users who are unfairly banned be compensated somehow?

Problem Scenario User gets banned on a site for a week for the first time. User responds to the moderator message appealing the ban. Seeing no response from the mods, user writes to SE staff using ...
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What determines if a user is suspended based on content in the user profile?

Recently, it came to my attention that another user was suspended for a Code of Conduct violation for language used within the "about me" section of their profile. Now there used to be some ...
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Unsuspend link on meta is broken

There is a broken markdown link when you click the "Mod" link on a suspended user's meta profile: In case it's relevant, the link in the broken part has dashes in it (that is, the username ...
hyper-neutrino's user avatar
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Please can room owners and moderators be given more tools to help prevent spam from suspended users?

Over in The Nineteenth Byte, we've recently been experiencing a slightly disruptive form of spamming from suspended users. The user repeatedly joins and leaves the room, often multiple times a minute, ...
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