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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What are the typical reasons for a network wide suspension?

I have come across a user profile that has been recently suspended until January network-wide. I have checked out all his various SE accounts and could not find a single negatively voted post in his ...
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No effort to learn and improve over time under a A Day in the Penalty Box

Under "A Day in the Penalty Box", there is a condition for "No effort to learn and improve over time" which specifies "The user never gives anything back to the community, but only takes". If for ...
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I was suspended 1 day after already being contacted by a moderator, is this a moderator error?

June 13: I answered several questions related to "how to make a carousel view (UI element) for Android OS" by giving them a few hints and a link to my blog: http://www.pocketmagic.net/2013/06/a-3d-...
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Should association bonus be given to suspended users?

I just stumbled over this account here on Meta. He joined today and have less than 200 reputation in all other accounts: So I checked the account with 1 rep to find he is suspended for a week. ...
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Specific reason for suspension of specific user account at MSE [duplicate]

During my browsing through several pages on MSE, I have come across several user accounts which have been temporarily suspended. For example, one such account is Gone (2,326 answers). This user has ...
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Show previous suspension count for moderator candidates

This is a feature request stemming from this question: Should you be allowed to run in a mod election if you've been banned for bad behavior? I realize that suspensions are private, but I think ...
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What does it mean when an account is suspended due to plagiarism?

I stumbled upon a user who seems to have been suspended for plagiarism: What is plagiarism and why can it get an account suspended?
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After my suspension period, my reputation was not returned

On Stack Overflow, I have a suspension period of 7 days which ends today. But my actual reputation has not been returned to me as one of the moderators said it would. I have a message like this by @...
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What's the workflow for chat-suspended users to improve?

A user was on the receiving-end of a 30 minute chat suspension. One of his messages was flagged, and as a mod, when I validated the flag, that auto-suspended them for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, ...
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Show suspended users with their normal reputation in the Data Explorer

I was playing with the Data Explorer... And I was trying to write a query to show users who got the most % of their reputation from accepts. So for each user: [% from Accepts] = [Rep from Accepts] / [...
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Can one get suspended for stating too controversial opinions in meta posts?

Can one get suspended for stating too controversial or unpopular opinions in meta questions and answers about (SE) political or somehow controversial issues concerning the community of a site? Or is ...
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Prevent accounts that are suspended network-wide from creating more site profiles

Once in a while someone misbehaves on multiple sites at the same time, usually by posting spam or offensive content. We have the ability to apply a network-wide suspension in those cases and it is ...
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Should a user who vandalizes their questions with the n-word only get a 7 day suspension?

This user asked this question (10K+ only) whose original title included the n-word (and not "n-word", the actual word...which I refuse to type). As I was flagging the question, the user changed the ...
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Why is my account banned? [duplicate]

Why has my account been banned? I wanted to answer this guy's question and help other people out. If my account has been banned it is because I asked one stupid question once. I usually try to ...
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Can we analyze our data to tune our suspension and disciplinary policies?

Currently there is a fairly standard procedure regarding suspensions on the network: Warning (or not depending on severity) 7 day suspension 30 day suspension 365 day suspension After that we get ...
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Can we have a link to suspension information in the mod message templates?

I find that I often write a short blurb about suspension when I'm suspending a user, often the same blurb about how their rep will be set at 1 but current rep is restored after the suspension. I ...
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Suspended user can still upload an offensive profile picture using the new “Upload Picture” functionality

Normally, moderator actions can't be reversed. This is especially true if a user is suspended. We generally allow people to do whatever they wish with their profiles (within reason), but profile ...
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What causes an account to be temporarily suspended?

I'm just wondering, why does some accounts only have 1 reputation? That is, what causes you to be temporarily suspended? I've looked at the "A day in the penalty box" blog post, but I don't really ...
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Where I can complain about an unfair account suspension? [closed]

My account on sharepoint.stackechange is suspended. I believe that a mod has something against me. I have nowhere to turn to or even talk to the other mods to see if this is even fair! I don't know ...
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Another edit spammer [closed]

Just noticed this user. Been spamming YouTube links randomly into a particular question with the message "FOREVER BABY". Just joined today. Looks like this account should be suspended for spamming ...
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How can a temporary account suspension be lifted?

I noticed a user having a temporary account suspension (for site abuse) for a year until May 2013. Today I see this user having removed the ban and answering questions. How can one get a temporary ...
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What happens to user accounts which continuously post bad or spam questions?

There are some cases when there are some users with IDs like user1231** who keep posting bad questions knowingly again and again. Does the community have the power to delete or suspend such accounts? ...
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My account was incorrectly merged and then suspended

So I visited my Stack Overflow account and found this 7-day suspension. Then I checked my Questions Sections and found out question I never asked (It looks like a bug). So does anyone have an idea to ...
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Can a user get a temporary suspension just because of one bad back-and-forth?

I suspect this user was temporarily suspended as a result of some of my back-and-forth with him on this question. I'm not sure I would have asked for an outright temporary suspension–I had been ...
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Don't add answers from suspended users in the “Late Answers” review page

Answers given from suspended users are added to the "Late Answers" review because are considered answers given from a new user simply for the fact the user's reputation is temporary reduced to 1. ...
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Ban/Suspension applies to all sites?

Do bans and suspensions apply to your account on all SE sites or only the one from which the discipline originated? The private message I received does not provide an answer to this. It is also not ...
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User account status, such as how to know if user is question blocked

For the first time, I observed a temporarily suspended user. This status was visually indicated at the top of their user profile page: I have not observed this visual indication for other types ...
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How can a member with reputation of 1 have many badges? [closed]

I've happened to see this guy's profile. His reputation is 1 but he's got a lot of badges. Did he get downvoted that heavily?!
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Allow site suspensions to impose chat suspensions, for rooms associated with that site

Sometimes, when a user is suspended from a site, they take their issues into chat. This can be good, if the user is honestly open-minded and committed to changing whatever behavior earned them the ...
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Don't extend suspensions from the parent site to chat

Suspensions are in most cases carried out per-site, users are not banned from the whole network in general. There are network-wide suspensions, but they are not used for misbehaviour of users. Users ...
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Is it possible to find out reason of suspension for another user?

A user on Stack Overflow was recently temporarily suspended. Out of curiosity I read through their posts (both questions and answers) and found them to be of decent quality. They answer far more ...
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Do repeated chat suspensions have any permanent effect on your account?

Currently the way chat suspensions work is if you are found to have posted an offensive or offensive or otherwise unacceptable post, you might get flagged and subsequently suspended from chat. Usually ...
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I'm banned, and editing my questions didn't help. Now what can I do?

My account has been question-banned for two days. Per the ban info link's suggestion, I tried to edit the questions which were down-voted. I found that my questions were not up-voted after I edited ...
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How much should the network-wide history of a user matter for moderation?

Currently, each site of the SE network handles user issues separately. Moderators don't have access to the suspension history and annotations on other SE sites, they will generally judge users based ...
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What is the criteria for “The user never gives anything back to the community”

In Jeff's Penalty box blog: he listed reasons for getting suspended: No effort to learn and improve over time This user does not put reasonable effort into the questions they ask of the ...
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Why would a user be suspended for almost 7 years? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 4960 days in the Penalty Box I just noticed a user who has apparently been penalty-boxed until April 27, 2019. The notification over his/her profile reads: This account is ...
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Suspected suspended user posting under a new account

In answering a question, I noticed a related question with a very similar name and similar content, from another user. The question I answered was from an account created three days ago (RKP); the ...
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1 year account suspension without warning?

Why was my account suspended for a year without any warning? I had posted answers wherein I recommended software made by the company I work for. I tried to be thorough with my responses and only post ...
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Send suspension notices & mod messages to Global Inbox as well

I realized that Mod messages/suspension notices are not delivered to the inbox. I'm not sure why that's so. With most activity being delivered to the Inbox, something as important as Mod messages ...
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Privacy concerns when merging accounts

It is a mess for the user if a moderator merges two accounts if he/she suspects that they are the same person. Especially for those accounts that are created for example using their Gmail, OpenID etc ...
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Account deleted without notice! [closed]

Yesterday I noticed that my SO account has been deleted. I tried to log in with my email address but it was not recognized as a valid account and the system created a new account for me. My reputation ...
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Accounts got merged for voting irregularities. How to separate them again?

I've used Stack Exchange for the last year, using my e-mail to login. A few days ago my brother came to the site using his own e-mail, and upvoted some of my answers. Now Stack Exchange has ...
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4960 days in the Penalty Box [duplicate]

The official blog clearly says: Depending on the severity of the problem behavior — and at the complete discretion of the moderator — your account will be placed in timed suspension for anywhere ...
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On voting of suspended user, votes to the answer shows 0

Suppose a answer has 3 votes. As we know suspended user can not vote. But if suspended user votes for the answer, Suspended user can not vote message is displayed and votes to that answer becomes 0. ...
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Can I request a moderator to re-activate my SO account that has been suspended because of mistake?

I have been participating on Stack Overflow for the last 4 months. I found that it is the best Q&A site for beginners, and I received solutions to many of my problems there. So I started sharing ...
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Why isn't there an undo for recent activity by users who get put on timeout?

As background information, earlier today I noticed some kind of suspicious behaviour on a question (that I think has been deleted) involving a user who has since been suspended. I made a comment ...
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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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Provide a non-derogatory message for self-requested suspensions

On Mathematica one of our top users requested a self-suspension to take some time off. Now his profile boldly reads: This account is temporarily suspended for rule violations. This is not right. ...
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After a forced vote recalc, the old counts are still used

Summary: Vote counts have to be automatically corrected on a Vote count recalc. I browsed through the Top Users: JavaScript askers page, looking for nice questions. My attention was caught by a user ...
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Something is wrong with this user's suspension

This user is currently suspended on meta. There is however no hint of this on his user page except for the fact he has 1 reputation on meta and 21 on the main site. I picked a custom ban reason for ...