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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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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Account suspended?

I've been using stackoverflow and was up to 31 reputation. Suddenly it decreased to 1 and my profile shows the following message: This account is temporarily suspended. The suspension period ends ...
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Showing rep for suspended users in mod console is kinda pointless

Showing the rep of users that are in Timed Suspension on the Mod Console is kinda pointless, given that their rep is always 1. Perhaps there's something more useful that can be displayed here? ...
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Why has my account been suspended on Stack Overflow?

My account was OK one day before yesterday, but now when I try to open it, why does it show the message that the account has been temporarily suspended?
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Integrate sending of a moderator message into the suspension process

When a moderator suspends a user, he/she is supposed to send a message to explain the suspension, but under the current system, sending a message is a completely separate process from the suspension ...
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Fine grained suspension

tl;dr version: Rather than locking people out of the house for increasing periods of time, wouldn't it be better if they were only locked out of the rooms they consistently made messes in? This would ...
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New suspension message: “Grounded” [closed]

This is a quiet lament for two apparently under-age users Benny & Nyuszika7h whose accounts have been temporarily suspended. It would be nice to mark their accounts as "temporarily grounded", as ...
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Why lock users with one rep point while in spending time in the penalty box?

I recently came across old question (several months old) that was edited by 1 rep user. Curious, I dived deeper and was amazed to see that 1 rep user had several gold badges, over 10 silver badges and ...
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Semi-Automated suspension

This conjoined twin of a feature request was surgically separated. The other portion of the request is now found at: Fine grained suspension Please give the existing answers a bit of slack for ...
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Suspended users are somewhat off in Users pages

That was the last page of the "Week" view. Losing 8867 rep in one week surely can't be true.
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Should multiple simultaneous account suspensions result in suspensions across the entire network?

There is a certain user who is suspended on this site and on the English site. They have also caused trouble and have a record of poor answers and vote counts on other sites. This person seems to have ...
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Global inbox misses messages generated during a day in the penalty box

I recently did a bad thing at stackoverflow.com and got suspended for a day. I have not received any messages from that day in my global inbox. Is this a bug?
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Have the rules for suspension become draconian?

Answering a question from this user, I went to check over their earlier history (as I am wont to do occasionally) to discover that they'd been suspended for 7 days. Now, given this account was ...
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Suspended user last seen today?

I recently ended up on "He who shall not be named"s profile. The suspension said it ended in about 2 weeks, but the "Last seen" field said "yesterday". I just thought it was stuck at the value it ...
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The /review page may be mishandling suspended users

I was just browsing through the "first questions" tab of the MSO review page, and saw this question on the list: Please retag MIME-type related tags on Stack Overflow However, there are much older ...
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Chat thinks I am suspended but I am not (anymore)

I got suspended few days ago but the issue got soon resolved and I got my rights back. Well, except for chat room. Today I found out that This user is temporarily suspended and cannot chat for 3 days. ...
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What to do when they suspend you for no good reason? [closed]

What should I do if I get suspended from a Stack Exchange site for no good reason?
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Automatically suspend users from per-site metas

When a user is suspended from a SE site, it's usually going to be to stop them from causing trouble and give them a time out. Currently the process doesn't suspend them from the sites meta, and gives ...
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Mark (highlight) suspended users

Mostly inspired by When my account is suspended and I'm addressed in a comment, please notify the user that I cannot respond IMO using automatic comments, as proposed, is not a solution, but I ...
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Should suspensions on parent sites follow through to meta sites?

If a user is suspended on the main site, should that suspension carry over to the meta site? For example, vgv8 is here asking about their suspension on SF and SU. These questions should be asked on ...
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When my account is suspended and I'm addressed in a comment, please notify the user that I cannot respond

Please inform (write in comments) the participants and readers continuing to communicate with me in my posts that I cannot respond because my account is suspended. I have no ability to do it myself ...
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reference to rules prohibiting to write from more than one account [closed]

My clone account guenavan is suspended together with my account vgv8 - why? Please give me any reference to the rules prohibiting to write from multiple accounts. Why was my second account guenavan ...
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Why was the user Summon ousted from SF?

Why was the user Summon ousted from SF? His correct reply to his own question Windows Server 2008 - Connecting to 127.0.0.1 was deleted and the question distorted through editing If community ...
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Suspension vs Ban

What are the differences between account suspension and ban from stackoverflow (and similar sites)? Why would someone get banned? I mean what are the criteria for the ban and what should someone do ...
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When a user's account is suspended, why are not all their accounts suspended?

When a user is banned from meta or SO, why are they not banned across all Stack Exchange sites? I've seen a recently banned user contributing on Area 51. (Is Area 51 the only exception?) I appreciate ...
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Area 51 Suspension Queue

With my suspension on Area 51 ending in 21 hrs, I have a feature request for a suspension queue. A suspension queue would permit any suspended users to queue up their contributions to be committed ...
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Is this a workaround for being binned?

Check out this question. It was asked on Stack Overflow proper, then migrated to Meta, with the owner's not only approval, but desire. The owner had been previously binned here on Meta, and the ...
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Option to contact moderators

Due to some "recent issues", I think the following is necessary: Users need a way to contact moderators through the StackOverflow website. This is especially important for suspensions, where there ...
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Repeat Flag Offenders

Should there be some kind of ♦ mod notification, or even automatic suspension, for users who are repeatedly flagged for spam/offensive content? By flagged I mean flagged the whole six times complete ...
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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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When will a user get deleted in SO?

Recently one of my colleagues user account has been deleted on SO. She is not regular user and she occasionally logs in into the system to see questions and understand things around, she occasionally ...
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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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How many times can a user be suspended before being permanently banned?

I'm not planning anything. Just curious.
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“Ban myself” button in user profiles

The purpose is to help the addicted user stick to a decision to concentrate on a different, short-term real-life problems s/he urgently has to deal with. I've seen this feature on some high-activity ...
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What to do with suspended users in the data dump?

They could be creating strange anomalies when someone does a query against the datadump when someone is suspended when it's generated. So either remove those users from the dump or include them in ...
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What are side effects of Suspension?

After the suspension of my account from Super User, I noticed that my reputation was gone. What are the side-effects of being 'boxed' or suspended?
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Trade reputation for a decrease in account suspension time

What do you think about being able to trade reputation for a decrease in account suspension time? It would still be a punishment, and the amount of reputation lost should be calculated according to ...
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How do I see a list of all suspended users? [duplicate]

Can users be filtered by their "suspended" status? I'd like to see a list of all users who are currently suspended.
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Suspended user creating new accounts [closed]

I've noticed one user on Stack Overflow, anirudha, who has caused some problems. He's on his second or third penalty box, and has created sock puppet accounts before. Unfortunately, I've now seen ...
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What is the point of a 30 day account suspension?

The blog post says account suspensions will be from 2 to 7 days. "...if the problem behaviors continue beyond the timed suspension, your account is very likely to be permanently deleted." This user ...
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Avoid the Streisand Effect - be clear about the reason when suspending an account

This sort of thing has happened a few times now... "Hey, did you see? User X was boxed!" "User X? Why?" "I donno... Maybe he... " (wild speculation ensues. waffles are blamed.) It's ...
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Suspension Reasons

A recent kerfuffle has made it clear that perhaps there is not enough clarity on why users are being boxed. I know that the guideline is "Don't Be A Jerk" but that still doesn't help because there ...
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Users in penalty box are still able to post comments

I believe this is a bug. There are at least two users in the "penalty box" who are able to continue posting comments. See this thread: How do you get your account suspended with comments from Rich B ...
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How do I figure out who's been banished to the penalty box recently?

I don't know if schadenfreude would be an appropriate tag, but if it were, this question deserves it. Background I was strolling through [Meta] Stack Overflow today and had remembered that there was ...

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