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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I broke the gagging machine [duplicate]

Some users were being annoying in chat, and they had already been kicked enough to trigger moderation flags. In an attempt to stop them being annoying without annoying the other moderators by proxy, I ...
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Moderator message tool discards my message, if another moderator simultaneously sends the user a private message

As a moderator on a SE site, I recently observed behavior that merited a suspension. I took the time to write a lengthy, detailed private moderator message to the user, to explain the reasons for the ...
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Share annotations and suspension information network-wide for repeat offenders

One guiding principle in the moderation of SE sites is that users deserve a second chance. This means we avoid shaming them if they were suspended once, in the ideal case the user learns from the ...
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How are temporary suspensions by one's own request handled? [duplicate]

In this answer I can see maybe it is possible, although I think it could be an over-use of the SE team. I think, they are for exceptional technical problems over the influence of the mods. Maybe an ...
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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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Make rules about candidate eligibility due to suspension more apparent

Some background The nomination phase of the election at Physics.SE started yesterday. When I first visited the nomination page, 7 users had nominated themselves. A few hours later, the number was ...
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How long should I wait for Contact Support to respond?

I have written only twice to Contact Support in the 3 years, 4 months I have joined Stack Exchange. The first reply came within three days, it was an enquiry about a third party. I was satisfied by ...
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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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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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How can I search for all accounts that are suspended on a specific site? [duplicate]

How do I search for all accounts that are currently suspended on a specific SE site? What I have in mind is something in analogy to typing closed:1 into the on site search text field, which results ...
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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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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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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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Suspension reason shows on main, but not on meta

I recently discovered that there was a high-rep user suspended on Arqade, so that they could calm down a bit. When I was looking at their profile, I noticed that the suspension reason was shown on ...
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I wish to cancel a bounty

It was recommended in https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/279144/should-users-suspended-from-a-community-be-allowed-to-award-a-bounty-previously that I should log a support request to have the ...
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Are suspensions automated?

I just came across a user who has been suspended for over 10 years (to 'cool down'). This seems unrealistic, as we can see that 10 years ago SE didn't even exist (meaning, a lot can change in that ...
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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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Seeking to reduce Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange suspension period? [closed]

I've been suspended for a week on Stack Overflow. Is there any way to reduce this suspension period on Stack Overflow or any suspension period on any site in the Stack Exchange network? I've ...
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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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Merging accounts after that one of the accounts was suspended for a week

If someone has two accounts and merges them, but one of the accounts was suspended for a week... Will he get the reputation that he earned in the non suspended account? Will the answers and ...
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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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Can a user accept answers during a suspension?

If I had posted a question that got an answer, and if I hadn't accepted the answer before I got suspended, would I be able to mark the answer as accepted during the time that I was suspended from the ...
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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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Allow moderators to see annotations or suspensions of a user from other sites

I had a case a while back where a user posted something pretty low-quality on a site I moderate. I like to give users the benefit of the doubt, so I commented on his/her post and gave some advice on ...
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Notification on unsuspension?

I was just wondering, when a user has been unsuspended from an SE site, do they get any form of notification about it (e.g.: email)?
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Suspension for… Promotional Content?

One of our most trusted users in Puzzling.SE was suspended for... uh... promotional content? This seems to be pretty harsh with like a half year suspension for this user. In the blogpost, A Day in ...
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Area 51 allows you to see how much rep you have on a suspended site

In Area 51, you can see the amount of rep you have in a suspended site. For example, it just updated: However, in my network flair I really only have 1302 total. So, if we do the maths, I have 1112 ...
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Blocked Account without Justified Proofs [closed]

Unfortunately my account was blocked last week because a moderator mentioned that I was using sockpuppets. Please see this image: I believe that the user(s) linked with my account were not even ...
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Chat shouldn't suspend me in rooms not associated with the site where I'm suspended [closed]

Chat has many problems. (Wut? I'm not suspended here!) I think chat should be redone. The URL is weird, sometimes its chat.stackexchange.com sometimes its chat.SITE.stackexchange.com. Then here its ...
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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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Attempting to pin a message while being suspended RO throws a message telling me that I'm not RO

The message is just saying I am not a RO, if I try to pin being suspended. But since when being suspended disqualify me from being a RO? I get still listed as RO in the ROs list.
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The self dupe hammer doesn't check whether I'm suspended or not and allows to close anyway

Dunno, whether it is a bug or not. Someone voted to close my question as dupe, and I used the self-dupe-hammer to close it completely. I realize that it is Community who closes the question. But ...
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your account is suspended and therefore we bork orthography

That’s what you see instead of message textbox in the chat when you are suspended: What? If it is a complete sentence (which it is; there is a finite verb in there), then capitalize it. If it is not ...
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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 ...
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What is the due process for the appeal of moderator actions on the stack exchange network? [duplicate]

In the U.S. at least, due process is considered a right that is so important that it is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Due process balances the power of law of the land and protects the ...
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What does it mean to “take from the community and never give back”? [duplicate]

This page about suspensions uses some vague language and I am curious as to what it means by: The user never gives anything back to the community, but only takes.
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Suspended users can still edit their chat profiles [duplicate]

Suspended users can still join chat and edit their chat profiles. This is sometimes used as a workaround for communicating, and in the worst cases can be used to spread offensive content, etc. ...
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User has two gravatars in name autocomplete

I just decided to ping a suspended (isn't relevant) user: And their gravatar appears twice in the name autocomplete. It turns out "the bug is a zombie chat profile that isn't deleted even long days ...
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Wrong message for suspended users who try to add a comment

This is what a suspended user see when trying to add a comment here on MSE: Or, in words: You must have 1 reputation to comment Suspended users do have 1 reputation, kind of. Error message ...
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You can see the reputation of blocked users with the profile page reputation graph, but the privs are correct

As this image shows, the user "has" 1 rep, because they're blocked. The profile page reputation graph clearly shows the amount this user actually has, at 1,766. I think that if the reputation is ...
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Suspended users can unaccept answers via android app

See the timeline of this question: Looks legit, right? But now see the profile of the question OP: Suspended for over a day now. The unaccept was done via the android app. This should not ...
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How do I appeal a suspension on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I have been a user for about two months. I was recently suspended for one month. The reason given for the suspension was inappropriate comments, but I disagree with this. I have been trying my best ...