21 of 24 Add explanations that the reason for the 30 day suspension described in the private moderator message is baseless.

Is this account suspension abuse of moderator power?

Is this account suspension abuse of moderator power?

My account had been suspended for one year. As some of you know, some users don't like my questions in the main because I tend to answer my own question. Answering your own question is not only allowed but encouraged by Stack Exchange, by the way. So they tend to vote to close my questions with various reasons which I find unreasonable. When my question was closed by them, I usually posted a meta question asking for the reason of the closure. Most of my questions were reopened thanks to those meta questions of mine.

One day I received a private moderator message announcing my account suspension for 30 days.

Hello,

I'm writing in reference to your Mathematics Stack Exchange account:

http://math.stackexchange.com/users/28422/makoto-kato

In short, your participation in meta has become disruptive to the community.

Primarily, you have asked a very large number of questions along the lines of "why was my question closed/locked/deleted/other?" Here is the list of such questions you have asked so far in 2014:

  1. Why this question on AC in proof of FLT was marked as duplicate?
  2. Why should this question asking a reference to an easier exposition of triangulation of a differentiable manifold be closed?
  3. Why was this meta question closed?
  4. Why should this meta question asking about the closure of a main question be deleted?
  5. Why was this question about Cantor's set theory closed?
  6. Should asking a meta question which was discussed a few years ago be frowned upon?
  7. Why was this question asking non-noetherian examples of tensor products closed?
  8. Why was this question asking an algorithm to determine whether a power of a prime ideal is primary voted to close?
  9. What's wrong with posting a meta question asking for the reason for the closure of a main thread?
  10. Public question to Moderator Alex Becker
  11. Why was this question on quasi-compactness of a product space put on hold?
  12. Why was this meta question closed as duplicate?
  13. Reopen request for this question on compactness of a product space
  14. Why was this question on compactness of a product space locked by a moderator?

These constitute low quality submissions, and are considered noise by the majority of users. Over a very long period numerous users and moderators have indicated this to you, and have attempted to inform you of less disruptive ways to go about things. Unfortunately, you seem to have decided to willfully ignore them, and your persistence in posting such questions has become perhaps the main distraction on math.SE.

Secondly, we have also noticed that you have been harassing users in comments to posts on both main and meta. For example, in a recent meta-thread about homework questions, you posted the following unrelated comment:

@Carl Mummert [I did provide a lengthy explanation for the motivation of that question, even though, as you say, I didn't know the answer.] The fact remains that you didn't show any effort. In short, you have double standard. You demand other members show effort while you don't.

Such activities are harmful to the general atmosphere of the site, and will not be permitted.

Because of the above, your account is being placed on a timed 30 day suspension.

When your suspension has ended you are welcome to continue using math.SE, but only insofar as you cease these disruptive activities. We understand that your experiences to date on math.SE have not been all positive. But we also feel that making an concerted effort to conform to community norms and follow the advice and nudges given to you by other community members will go a long way to improve these experiences in the future. Many users (moderators, even!) have gained a lot from the questions and answers you have posted on the main site.

Regards,
Arthur Fischer
Mathematics Stack Exchange moderator

"These constitute low quality submissions, and are considered noise by the majority of users." If this is true, why were many questions of mine in the main site reopened thanks to those mata questions? For example, this question was once closed as being too localized. http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/183522/unramification-of-a-prime-ideal-in-an-order-of-a-finite-galois-extension-of-an-a This was reopened just because I opened a meta thread. And for the record, I had never be warned by a moderator before the 30 day account suspension. It was a bolt out of the blue.

After the 30 day suspension period was expired, I posted a few meta questions concerning the suspension. Then I received a private moderator message announcing my account suspension for one year.

Hello,

I'm writing in reference to your Mathematics Stack Exchange account:

http://math.stackexchange.com/users/28422/makoto-kato

Despite your previous warnings, you have resumed your campaign of low quality posts on the meta site.

  • Public question to the moderators
  • How do I contact the MSE moderator team?
  • Should you not ask about the reason for your suspension in the meta?
  • What can be the reason(s) behind voting to delete(not close) a question

We have been very patient with you in hopes that you would cease your disruptive behavior and resume constructive participation in the site. It has become clear that you have no intention to comply. Whether or not you choose to listen, this has been explained to you many, many times in the past, both by the moderators and other members of the community.

This is your third suspension for the same behavior, so the length of your suspension is one year. I am genuinely sorry to see that you have chosen this path once again. I hope that you return when your suspension is lifted and resume positive participation at that time.

Regards,
Alexander Gruber
Mathematics Stack Exchange moderator