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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Let's provide a way to expunge old suspensions

All the changes happening in the world have made me think about how "records" affect people even years after they have arguably "served their time". Stack Exchange has followed the ...
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Do you get notifications during suspension? [duplicate]

When a user is suspended, they cannot do any action on the site where they were suspended. (Or on any site, in the case of networkwide suspension.) Still, they can visit the site and they can log in. ...
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Users that are not allowed to edit their “About me” - can change it from another community

I've noticed that if you have less than 10 reputation, and want to insert an image in your profile "About me" section on a site which requires 10 reputation to embed images, you get this error: ...
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Incorrect information about suspension in chat profile

I happened to notice a chat user who has the following information in their profile: "This user is suspended on the parent site and cannot chat for 64 days." At the same time the user is not ...
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Improve accuracy in the reasons for suspension

From a FAQ answer here on Meta (emphasis mine): When an account is suspended [...] The user page will have a visual reminder that the account is in timed suspension. It will also include a brief ...
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Can I get suspended for bumping my post?

I recently posted a question on sci-fi SE, which failed to garner enough views/answers/comments. I decided to edit the title to draw more audiences, which I did, but my edit was rolled back and I was ...
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Still 1 rep despite no longer being suspended [duplicate]

After serving a one month suspension, I am now able to post questions and answers but little else. As can be seen in the screenshot below, I only have 1 rep. My badges and the number of edits are ...
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Can a site enforce its own rules above and beyond the Code of Conduct?

tl;dr version: May elected moderators on a specific Stack Exchange site ban users for doing things that the site's community disfavors but that are not against the Code of Conduct? The Code of ...
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Has there been an increase in suspensions on MSE lately?

I have recently noticed several "high-rep"(1) users (who were pretty active over the past weeks and months) are currently suspended, adding to plenty of other suspensions I've noticed since October ...
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Feature request: add option to suspend users indefinitely, similar to Mediawiki sites

On Mediawiki-based websites like Wikimedia sites (and a lot of others), there is a option to block users indefinitely, instead of temporarily. This will be useful to ban users that violate Stack ...
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Are non-diamond staff subject to the community-elected moderators?

It has been mentioned in several places (for example here) that not all employees of Stack Exchange receive moderator diamonds on the sites. Are non-diamond staff subject to the regular community ...
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Show downvotes on reputation “post” even when suspended

I noticed this week: when you are suspended, the "reputation post" only shows upvotes: Only when the suspension has ended, you can see that also downvotes occured: Sure, just a minor thing, but ...
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What happens if a moderator determines you were the previous owner of a suspended account? [duplicate]

I was reading the answer to How can I delete my account?, but I'm confused about a part of it. Will deleting my account clear any restrictions placed on my account? Unfortunately, deleting ...
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Does the Code of Conduct apply to off-site interactions?

Someone mentioned in chat the possibility of interpersonal conflicts between Stack Exchange participants spilling over into the real world and resulting in socially inappropriate behavior off-site. ...
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Clarifications for suspensions in chat

Just now, I was suspended from MSE chat. I was told not to bring up certain topics and was silenced for 30 seconds, so I accepted this and refrained from discussing the topic. Shortly after that as ...
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What is considered acceptable feedback?

In the past 48 hours, a question related to the specific wording of the Code of Conduct (archive link) went from being open to deleted, and its author was subject to a 7-day suspension. The topic of ...
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Why was I suspended?

My account has been suspended for a week because "we've observed some rudeness in your latest activity". I received a message from "moderators" about this and was given an opportunity to reply. I ...
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Does the suspension timer continue to increment after an account is deleted?

On My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that mean?, If the account holder creates a new account to bypass the suspension, that new account will also receive the same suspension ...
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Why can't they just delete the account instead of suspending a user network-wide for more than a century? [duplicate]

On this question, a user is mentioned who is "suspended" till 2292, which means the suspension period expires on the 23rd century (2201-2300). This question mentions another user who is suspended ...
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Under age users - could they just be suspended until of age?

We had a user who as far as we can tell on travel.se, was deleted on puzzling.se for being underage, and so all their accounts were removed. They were an incredibly useful user on Travel, and if they ...
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How do moderators decide how long to suspend users for?

There is a system-recommended procedure regarding suspensions on the network: Written warning 7-day suspension 30-day suspension 365-day suspension For example, on Music SE, this has ...
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7/30/120-or-deletion → 7/30/365

When issuing suspensions on a user, the recommended lengths are: 1st suspension: 7 days 2nd suspension: 30 days 3rd suspension: 365 days However, it was originally: 1st suspension: 7 days 2nd ...
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“Boilerplate” mod messages are “impersonal” and leave users “confused”

After receiving his first suspension, ex-moderator Robert Harvey voices this perspective on boilerplate mod messages: I'd prefer a meta post asking for better transparency in mod messages. I used ...
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Looking for stats related to possibly coordinated comments flagging

Related: Why was Robert Harvey suspended? I would like to get some statistics about comments of this user that were deleted in two weeks between October, 8 and October, 22. Specifically, I would want ...
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Does the policy that suspension details aren't released publicly still apply even if the user says they are OK with them being released?

There is a policy that the details regarding a site suspension aren't released publicly, and that the only one who is allowed to bring it up publicly is the suspended user themselves. Officially, this ...
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Can a suspended user still post and vote?

This question is about this user on TeX.SE. He is suspended network-wide for one year, from 23 April 2019 to 23 April 2020, after a conflict on TeX.SE Meta. As I read in this article, he can't vote, ...
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Is there any way for diamond moderators to suspend a user without sending a moderator message?

I was looking at this question (now deleted) and the user claims to have not received any kind of message about their suspension. (I'm not interested in this specific case, just giving the example ...
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Flagging a message by a moderator resulted in a suspension from another moderator [closed]

What can a person do if they flagged a chat message posted by a moderator that is spam, inappropriate, and/or offensive, and then another moderator suspends that person that flagged the original ...
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User is suspended till '18, but it is 2019 and he/she is still suspended? [duplicate]

Just now I saw a user with a banner on his/her profile page that says the user is suspended until '18. Right now, it is 2019. The user should have been set free last year, but for some reason he/she ...
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How can I get a fresh start? [duplicate]

On stackoverflow I asked questions which were apparently preposterous. I got somehow suspended when creating my recreating my account. I assume this somehow gives me a bad name. Is there any way to ...
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What about this particular message is inappropriate or offensive?

I was recently suspended for the following in a casual chat room (spoilered, in case it is offensive): This was a continuation of a discussion I had with someone about moderation abuse. Within ...
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Rule violation penalties: Written warning, Suspension for 7 days, 30 days, 365 days, and then what?

The system-recommended penalties for repeatedly-occurring serious rule violations on Stack Exchange are: Written warning 7-day suspension 30-day suspension 365-day suspension What comes after the ...
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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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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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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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Why are badges hidden in user cards when the account is suspended? [duplicate]

For suspended users, badges are not shown in their user cards at all. They only show "1" with their avatars and usernames, as if they are new users. Why is this?
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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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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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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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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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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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