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Editing my own stuff get me suspended?

Well, you were suspended last time around for posting low-quality questions (which are a problem because they create work and annoyance for other members of the site) and making scores of edits that ...
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Open justice v secret police

I volunteer at the county jail on Saturday mornings. In the jurisdiction I live in, trials are generally open to the public, there are detailed records of the proceedings and, critically, it's easy to ...
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Account suspensions

Suspensions go to people who break the rules of the site, are warned about it, and don't stop. There is no requirement that the user does not contribute to the site in a valuable way - or in other ...
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Open justice v secret police

I wonder whether I've been a moderator here for long enough (four months now) that I can talk about our decision-making process in aggregate, without revealing anything untoward about any particular ...
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Why was [user] suspended for a year?

The moderators do not discuss individual suspensions in public. I suppose this doesn't technically answer the question, but then again all I can say is that there will be no answer to this question.
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How is the suspension due to low quality contributions being decided?

Since the automatic question/answer limitations went into place in 2017, it has been quite rare for the moderators to issue manual suspensions for low-quality contributions. I haven't double-checked ...
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Is promoting external websites in user profiles forbidden?

You can put whatever you want in your profile. (barring NSFW or generally offensive material, though the rules are pretty lax on that too) Sure, feel free to link to Quora there :)
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Should linking to competitor sites really get you suspended?

So I've read his answer many times now and I don't see how you reach the conclusion you reached here. It says: Posting links in comments is not banned, nor should it ever be banned. What should ...
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Is it inappropriate behaviour to post links?

The Physics SE is a community, and like all communities it needs everyone to pull together to keep it vibrant. The two most important things we expect of site members are: ask interesting and ...
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Is it inappropriate behaviour to post links?

Is it not acceptable to post links in comments? Or is it not acceptable to post links to the same site in comments? Posting links in comments is not banned, nor should it ever be banned. What should ...
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Can I get a warning before I am suspended?

No. The algorithm for automatic low-quality suspensions is intentionally not public to avoid users gaming it, and manual suspensions (i.e. those issued by moderators and not the SE engine) rarely ...
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Open justice v secret police

Note that the current 6 Phys.SE moderators are democratically elected. All moderators have (electronically) signed a moderator agreement, which de facto implies that moderators cannot discuss specific ...
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Is it inappropriate behaviour to post links?

I certainly don't see anything wrong with links per se or repeatedly posting links to helpful webpages (e.g. wiki). I doubt that there's a blacklist of forbidden links, but you should not post links ...
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Is it inappropriate behaviour to post links?

As a general rule, if a comment contains a link to information that is directly pertinent to the OP's question, and to any future visitors interested in the post, I do not think it should be ...
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Increase in the duration of chat suspension for [insert-here-the-user-who-shall-not-be-named]

The longer sentence was imposed after a day's consultation between the physics moderators; the delay occurred because we're always reluctant to impose suspensions on regular users and try not to act ...
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Can one moderator cancel or reduce the suspension given out by another?

This has already been answered here. Yes, it can be done, as explained in the post I just linked. Of course, such a measure must be possible since the moderators themselves are not infallible. One ...
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Penalty time for obscene posts?

Physics SE does not have an automated system for removing offensive posts. Posts with 3 delete votes from high rep users or 6 spam or rude or abusive flags are deleted automatically. As far as the ...
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What happened to my account on Physics Stack Exchange?

This occurred because your account was deleted on Physics.SE. If you believe this action is in error and you have not received a message from the moderators or the staff, use the Contact form to ...
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Is promoting external websites in user profiles forbidden?

To expand on what Manishearth said and address the last part of the question: the guidelines on what constitutes excessive self-promotion are outlined in the help center. Avoid overt self-promotion. ...
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Why this question was closed?

Looking at the version that was closed, you have two questions that you're asking: What is the intuition for angular momentum of a point mass relative to a inertial point? I am confused that at the ...
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What is the maximum limit of suspension on the 'Physics' Stack Exchange site?

Regular suspensions (issued by site moderators) usually last 7, 30 or 365 days, depending on how severe the offense was and the user's history. See A Day in the Penalty Box; this also includes some ...
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