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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 site.stackexchange.com/posts/12345/revisions) 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Can one get banned without breaking the Code of Conduct?

Note: While this question is based on my experience, I intend this question to be general and useful. I am not going into specific details, since I intend the question to be as general as possible. I ...
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When a suspended user clicks on "follow" on a question, it says "Following" even though suspended user cannot follow questions [duplicate]

Example:
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"Page not found" when clicking on "edit profile" when suspended [duplicate]

Example on https://webapps.stackexchange.com/users/18147/franck-dernoncourt: No problem on other SE websites where I am not suspended.
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How can I view the links in the profile description of a user without the required 10 reputation?

When a user gets suspended, their reputation drops to 1, which means that the links in their profile description can't be viewed by the readers. Example: profile description before account ...
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Don't put a check mark near "ask a question or contribute an answer" on the list of privileges for suspended users

A suspended user sees the following on /help/privileges: I find the next to "create posts" misleading since suspended users cannot create posts.
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When a suspended user tries to ask a question, the screen looks the exact same as an automatic question ban

When an account has been manually suspended by a moderator and the user is trying to post a question via /questions/ask, it says: You have reached your question limit. Sorry, we are no longer ...
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How many moderators are required to issue an account suspension?

E.g., can one moderator alone suspend a user account, or are at least 2, 3, etc. moderators required to issue an account suspension? I read My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that ...
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No plural forms for suspension message

I found the message in traducir that definitely needs plural forms for "daysToken" variable: Your account has been temporarily suspended for $daysToken$ days. While you’re suspended, your ...
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What should one do when they have been accused wrongly of using sockpuppets, and can the deleted accounts be recovered?

On the "A Day In The Penalty Box" post's comment section, someone posted, If your account has been suspended, do you lose the opportunity of becoming a moderator? My brother has an Arqade ...
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Can I hit on someone? [closed]

I know you must think I am very weird, but I once met a user I liked on Stack Overflow that answered one of my questions. If I asked them for their number (through the comments), would I get banned or ...
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Is this really fair? [closed]

I was looking at a question that I had answered, and the person who had asked the question had many badges (including a gold badge and 6 silver badges), but only 1 point. And when I click on the ...
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Suspended users cannot follow/unfollow posts

Suspended users cannot seem to follow/unfollow posts. Even the error message shown is wrong: (Suspended users cannot vote) After clicking the 'follow' link under the post, it changes to 'following' (...
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Why is it called "Suggested edits queue is full." once I'm suspended somehow? [duplicate]

I once was suspended in Stack Overflow (the time that I'm implying in this question) and I currently am. I came across my account on Stack Overflow and I want to edit a post. Turns out I was ...
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Cross-language site use and suspensions

Imagine that a user was currently suspended on the Stack Overflow site in one language (currently English, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, as far as I'm aware). Should they be allowed to ...
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How does one appeal the removal of their account in a way that automatically suspends their account?

What can I do to lift or reduce a suspension? contains good advice for appealing manually-imposed moderator suspensions, which always have a moderator message attached to them that the user can reply ...
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How many voting irregularities do we tolerate? [duplicate]

All names below are created and do not refer to any specific users or SE sites. In the early days, when user W participated in SE site X, user W gained lots of "reputation" by plagiarising ...
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Account said to be suspended network-wide, but it's not [duplicate]

There is a user account that has a suspension message on Mi Yodeya that says they are suspended network-wide until 2025. However, they have several other accounts, and none of them appear to be ...
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Network wide suspensions with greater than 1 reputation points

I found a user with a network wide suspension but having >1 reputation on 2 sites. Upon request by Staff/Moderator I can provide the user address if it is a bug but at the moment I am looking ...
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Why are current user suspensions visible to other users?

This question from 2009 raised the concern of the Streisand effect happening with suspensions on Stack Exchange. When a user is suspended, other users will see it and wonder about the reason. The lack ...
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Could we allow suspended users to bookmark questions?

Could we allow suspended users to bookmark questions? I'm aware that I can't but I would like to have this feature changed.
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I appealed against a suspension, but the appeal is still pending. Am I going to miss the election?

I've been suspended for 7 days on Stack Overflow but I believe there's been a mistake, so I lodged an appeal. The appeal is still pending. I want to know, am I going to miss the election? Can I still ...
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Let's provide a way to expunge old suspensions

All the changes happening in the world have made me think about how "records" affect people even years after they have arguably "served their time". Stack Exchange has followed the ...
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Do you get notifications during suspension? [duplicate]

When a user is suspended, they cannot do any action on the site where they were suspended. (Or on any site, in the case of networkwide suspension.) Still, they can visit the site and they can log in. ...
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Users that are not allowed to edit their "About me" - can change it from another community

I've noticed that if you have less than 10 reputation, and want to insert an image in your profile "About me" section on a site which requires 10 reputation to embed images, you get this error: ...
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Incorrect information about suspension in chat profile

I happened to notice a chat user who has the following information in their profile: "This user is suspended on the parent site and cannot chat for 64 days." At the same time the user is not ...
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Improve accuracy in the reasons for suspension

From a FAQ answer here on Meta (emphasis mine): When an account is suspended [...] The user page will have a visual reminder that the account is in timed suspension. It will also include a brief ...
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Can I get suspended for bumping my post?

I recently posted a question on sci-fi SE, which failed to garner enough views/answers/comments. I decided to edit the title to draw more audiences, which I did, but my edit was rolled back and I was ...
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Still 1 rep despite no longer being suspended [duplicate]

After serving a one month suspension, I am now able to post questions and answers but little else. As can be seen in the screenshot below, I only have 1 rep. My badges and the number of edits are ...
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Can a site enforce its own rules above and beyond the Code of Conduct?

tl;dr version: May elected moderators on a specific Stack Exchange site ban users for doing things that the site's community disfavors but that are not against the Code of Conduct? The Code of ...
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Has there been an increase in suspensions on MSE lately?

I have recently noticed several "high-rep"(1) users (who were pretty active over the past weeks and months) are currently suspended, adding to plenty of other suspensions I've noticed since October ...
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Feature request: add option to suspend users indefinitely, similar to Mediawiki sites

On Mediawiki-based websites like Wikimedia sites (and a lot of others), there is a option to block users indefinitely, instead of temporarily. This will be useful to ban users that violate Stack ...
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Are non-diamond staff subject to the community-elected moderators?

It has been mentioned in several places (for example here) that not all employees of Stack Exchange receive moderator diamonds on the sites. Are non-diamond staff subject to the regular community ...
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Show downvotes on reputation "post" even when suspended

I noticed this week: when you are suspended, the "reputation post" only shows upvotes: Only when the suspension has ended, you can see that also downvotes occured: Sure, just a minor thing, but ...
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