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Asked: Nov 18 '13 at 21:23

Seen: 592 times

Last updated: Nov 28 '13 at 06:12

No matter the reason an acct is suspended, it always states the member was "suspended indefinitely".

The dictionary defines indefinitely as an indeterminable length or unspecified amt of time.

A member may only have one acct. If a member creates a new profile their first acct is deleted.

Sometimes a member asks to have their acct suspended for whatever reason.

1) If they wish to create a new acct, great - but - if the member does NOT create a new acct, may they ask to have their old acct returned when they feel like participating again or do they have to create a new profile if they wish to be active again? I realize it would be simpler and easier to just stop using the acct, but not everyone thinks the same. Additionally, none of the answers or questions are ever deleted so why couldn't a profile be restored.

2) What about a member who has their acct suspended indefinitely for breaking the rules? Is this member free to create a new acct and participate again immediately or must they go through @Simon or another staff member and ask permission? If the later, does a certain amt of time have to elapse before one can do this?

Thank you.

asked Nov 18 '13 at 21:23

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We do not suspend accounts for members who leave the site except when they themselves request it so that their account does not appear in the Users list and their profile information is hidden. If they wish to return, they can contact me and the account can be unsuspended.

If someone is suspended indefinitely for causing problems on the site then this is a permanent suspension. It can be lifted with my approval but I would need to be convinced that the problems will not recur. Members who create new accounts, having been permanently suspended, will have those accounts suspended as well. We have procedures in place for detecting these users.

We do have the option to give timed suspensions but we would have to be convinced that the user isn't going to cause more problems once the suspension has timed out.


answered Nov 21 '13 at 03:35

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Thank you Simon. I found out email notifications are stopped when suspended. If suspension is NOT temporary - will the email addresses & any other personal info be deleted from your system like FB does?

(Nov 28 '13 at 06:12) ele
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