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Anonymous contribution (without an account) while suspended?

If a user is suspended on some site, they cannot interact with the site using their account. I have read in several places that creating another account to bypass suspension is wrong. (In general, ...
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Is this type of content 'inappropriate content' for the chat?

When today I connected to the chat (SOes) I saw that yesterday I was suspended 30 minutes for 'inappropriate content'. I clicked on the notification and I saw the flagged message, it was this: https:/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 was the recent question about “unwarranted” suspensions deleted?

This isn't a big deal; I'm partially curious about what happened, but I also think it was a pretty good question with some very useful answers. There was a question posted here yesterday by someone ...
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Does unaccepting violate site rules?

A few days ago, I unaccepted a lot of answers to my questions just to test if I could exceed the reputation cap by accepting more than 100 answers on the next day. But I couldn't ... because of ...
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How about giving badges to people coming back after long suspensions?

I think, if somebody gets a long "free time", and then comes back, and posts again - either here, and to the meta site, it is a clear signature of improvement. My idea is to giving them some badge ...
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Is it possible to get simultaneously suspended from all stack exchange sites?

I was having a bad day yesterday and wrote extremely provocative things on math overflow, math stack exchange, and philosophy stack exchange. I am worried that I could face a consequence. I have ...
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Should auto-protection kick in when a suspended user's answer is deleted?

What is a protected question? says: The system (via the Community user) will automatically protect a question that's had three answers from low-rep users deleted or [other stuff]. A meta Sandbox ...
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Is deleting answers you feel are not good answers a suspension-worthy action? [duplicate]

The mods at English Usage are intent on undeleting bad answers, even though I've retracted them. In trying to prune, they give suspensions. What are the rules on that? It's literally only a handful of ...
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Could we tie site suspensions to chat suspensions globally?

As things are now, site suspensions for a user's parent site result in chat suspensions. It works fine, unless of course, a malcontent has a different site as his parent and pops over to troll you. It'...
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Why can't one update their own profile during a suspension period?

If a user is suspended temporarily then why can't they update their profile information, like bio and all? Is it included in suspension rules? Because when I referred to this link I didn't get ...
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What would happen if someone who is suspended created a new account and tries to have it merged it later?

Let's say someone: has his Stack Exchange account suspended for a year; then created a new account; tries to merge it with his previous account after the suspension is over. What would happen then ...
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Can we change the inaccurate wording of semi-perm bans?

Look at this: A temporary suspension for 10 years with roughly 8 years remaining. Firstly, is 10 years temporary? I hardly think so. You don't say you temporarily lived in a place for 10 years or ...
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Why we don't keep public records of suspensions

Whenever the topic of a suspended user crops up, there's often confusion about what information moderators ought to share and what they should keep private. Sometimes moderators are just as unsure as ...
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Are there specific guidelines for suspensions for rude and/or offensive content?

Are there standard guidelines on SE regarding how many rude and/or offensive posts does it take before someone earns a suspension? Or is that more subjective, up to moderator discretion and varied ...
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Will the user be suspended if I upvote all his answers with genuine interest? [duplicate]

Okay, so it's a very hypothetical question. I'll tell you where I come from ... Last year, on Stack Overflow there was some sort of fake account made and I have no idea why that guy/girl ...
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Can I ask here about whether suspensions are justified?

Can we post here to ask if users think a suspension was justified? I was told too many flags but when asked for specifics no specifics were supplied.
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Suspension reasons on chat

Arguments were made in Avoid the Streisand Effect - be clear about the reason when suspending an account for showing a reason when a user is suspended from the main site, and as a result this was ...
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Does temporary suspension remove mod powers?

It is only curiosity. I know, mods aren't suspended, first they are de-modded. After de-modding, they can be probably suspended, but I never heard it had happened. Maybe it is possible if the mods ...
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An open letter to Tim Post, the community manager of Stack Overflow

You asked me once if there was anything going on that I'd like to talk about. One of your moderators just banned me on Stack Overflow for a month, telling me that my edits for this question are "...
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What defines “heavily downvoted”?

Also related: Are heavily downvoted answers automatically deleted? I heard that you can get a ban or suspension for heavily down-voted questions. What defines "heavily down-voted"? Is it different ...
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How do I find out why I was suspended?

I recently decided to revive another person's question on Stack Overflow with Reverse Engineering related tags, and seeing how participating in RE discussions can be controversial for some jobs, I ...
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Should Stack Apps ban apps which encourage ban-worthy behaviour?

Referencing This App in particular. (Update: the app post has now been removed. You need 10K on Stack Apps to see the deleted post.) It's an App that allows you to auto-downvote every downvote-able ...
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All SE profiles should indicate if a user is currently suspended on any other sites to 20k+ users

In the past I have found troublesome users and upon visiting their SE profiles I have found that they are already suspended on 1 or 2 other SE sites, however if I want to find this out I have to go to ...
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Logged in on my dad's PC to edit his question, and I lost all my rep on S.O.?

Check out my history: You can see I'm working in code (git, bash, multi-lingual, Java, Construct+Python, browser hacking, NPP, mathematics, lots of contacts). And I have 84.2% positive rating in my ...
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Suspended accounts effect badges(plural) like Fanatic? [duplicate]

When I get suspended do I still get credited for visiting everyday? an what of the other badges?(in the title it don't limit this only to fanatic) Are there badges that are negatively effected?
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Let's disallow moderator nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year

Well, it's election season again. On sites all over the network, moderators are being selected from among the good folk willing to volunteer their time to help guide and support their communities. I'm ...
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Is it normal for suspensions to increase slightly ahead of elections?

I'm participating in my first election on SE right now (specifically, the 2016 Moderator Election for Science Fiction & Fantasy), and I've noticed that a couple of suspensions that are at least ...
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Moderator Suspension Guidelines: Is the increasing suspension time policy doing more harm than good?

Before I start with my question, let it be said that I am not against suspensions as a moderator on Programmers. They are a valuable tool in our belt in dealing with less than acceptable behavior ...
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Can the list of reasons for “Temporary Suspension” be updated to properly reflect all current reasons a user might be face suspension? [duplicate]

First, I’m suspended for 7 days (beginning today) from the “Science Fiction and Fantasy” site. I have no issue with that. But the reason given is as follows; screenshot linked for transparency of ...
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Hidden Negitive Reputation Score [duplicate]

With all the down voting going on why not have the number next to your profile picture also reflect negative reputation that people including you can't see? Why isn't there a box where they can put ...
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Can the right to delete one's account be denied? [duplicate]

I am writing for a friend who cannot ask a question here on Meta. He has been suspended last week, asked to delete his account[s] and a message said that accounts cannot be removed before the end of ...
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Can you still chat if you change your parent site from where you are suspended to other site?

I have never been suspended from an SE site so I don't know, but let's say that I was suspended from X.SE, and that was the parent site for my chat profile, on my chat profile it would then say ...
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How to deal with users who have reputation, but their accounts have been hijacked to spammers?

This just popped up: Notice that the author has 26 points of reputation, so he's not about to lose much. Probably, this will get deleted pretty soon (I instantly flagged it as spam), but other ...
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As a moderator, what action should I take if a user behaves poorly on two sites in separate instances?

This is, for the moment, purely hypothetical. Say I am a moderator on sites A and B. On site A, a user behaves somewhat rudely - not enough to warrant a suspension or anything, but still clearly ...