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 suspended users edit their profiles?

Are suspended users able to edit their profiles, or are they prohibited from doing so?
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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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Extend profile hiding in chat for suspended users

When a user is suspended, their account is reduced to 1 rep and all of his privileges are stripped. However, they can still join chat rooms. This leads to various forms of possible abuse (all of ...
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Amend autosuspension of deleted accounts to include recreation for Sockpuppet deletions?

Related: Automatically suspend accounts recreated after a moderator deleted the original Recently downstream on Ask Ubuntu, an account was deleted for being a sockpuppet of another account. Within ...
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How long can a temporary suspension be?

I ran into a user profile that states: This account is temporarily suspended to cool down. The suspension period ends on Apr 27 '24 at 7:54 At first, it seemed like a somewhat longish ...
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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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Why aren't chat username and avatar privileges revoked upon the user losing the required rep (including via suspension)?

Generally, if a user gains a reputation-based privilege, the user will lose it if they later fall below the required reputation. I've found that this has one major exception in chat. Users without ...
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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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My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that mean?

My account has been temporarily suspended, besides the following restrictions: an account will be locked at 1 reputation the user page will have a visual indication that the account is in timed ...
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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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Suspension reason listed as “to cool down” if “something else” reason is selected

When choosing a message template for a moderator message, we are given several default choices, such as excessive promotion, abusive activity, etc. For cases which don't fit this bill, we have a "...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Account “*temporarily* suspended” network-wide for the next 10 years, and cannot chat for 3 centuries?

Ron Maimon has account "temporarily suspended" network-wide as stated in one of his profile: This account is temporarily suspended network-wide. The suspension period ends on Aug 8 '26 at 7:47. ...
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How do automatic chat suspensions work?

When someone flags a chat post as spam/offensive, some users get a popup asking them if the suspension is valid or invalid. I know if a certain threshold is reached, that user whose post was flagged ...
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Suspension message needs to include the year when showing an actual date

To avoid confusion, add the year to the date display for suspension messages when showing the month, day, and time. See the example below where it could be inferred that there was a problem with 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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Account suspension for answering questions well?

In the comments on @Wil's answer in this Super User question, moderator @Diago threatens @Wil and any other user with more than 3,000 reputation with suspension if they answer "not correctly formatted ...
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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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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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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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Is it ok to use an alternate account while my main user is restricted? [duplicate]

I'm new to Stack Exchange, and my main user only has 16+ rep. And it's been blocked in Code Review. I need to use Code Review today. Should I use an alternate account?
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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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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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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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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 ...