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What does "low quality contributions" mean and who decides this?

I think this is a good question. There is definitely a capriciousness to EoQS, that does not seem to be acknowledged by Moderation: EoQS: The goal is to have a repository of high-quality answers to ...
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Is this user suspended until 2092?

There is no option "permanent suspension" thus a very long suspension is used as a substitute for it. The reason why there is no option "permanent suspension" is likely that it is too rare to be ...
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Can a user whose account is suspended due to voting irregularities comment on his answer to my question?

The suspended user, she or he, cannot respond to comments. They have read-only access. They can see your comments, but cannot comment, nor can they edit any of their answers. They can do nothing ...
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Suspensions for low-quality contributions

There are no automatic account suspension. Each suspension is instated by a moderator or SE staff, who fixes the length. There are some basic guidelines but ultimately it is up to the moderator ...
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What does it mean for an account to be temporarily suspended to "cool down"?

The basic idea of account suspensions is laid out in Jeff Atwood's announcing blog post A Day in the Penalty Box. They are timed periods during which the account cannot interact with the site in any ...
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A Private Communication Before Any Suspension

For the most part we agree with this and this is how we operate, warning then suspension. (I note that you talk about "some" community, not this one.) There can be exceptions to this: One is ...
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Is this user suspended until 2092?

The user in question has said: I do not participate on this site any longer, except to respond to comments regarding my own text, if that text is unavailable in another form. I do not accept the ...
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Banning good members?

The issue I do understand where this post is coming from. The question is basically : "Should we keep people who maybe having toxic/ detrimental behavior if they are very resourceful to the site?&...
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How does banning work?

Is this is a moderator only action? Yes. There are also some automatic bans for specific task, but a general account ban is mod only. Does the user need to be flagged. No. Of course, it can ...
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What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days?

A suspended user cannot award the bounty. See Will bounty rolled back if user removed or suspended? Thus, what will happen is that same as if the user just would not show up during the relevant period ...
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Contacting a suspended user via meta?

At least often, though not in the specific case due to the network-wide suspension, it can indeed be done via "meta" yet not the per site meta, rather the main Meta: https://meta.stackexchange.com/ ...
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Is it possible to temporarily disable my account on MSE?

There is no dedicated feature for this on SE, but there are varied general purpose tools to block you from using certain sites. Yet, if you want, we can just suspend you for the period of time you ...
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What does "low quality contributions" mean and who decides this?

"Low quality contributions" usually signifies a suspension for disregarding the guidelines for asking good questions, either on the asking side or answering side (EoQS). It can also be given ...
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suspension period

The limit of a one year suspension that you referenced is for that by diamond moderators on any one site. However, only Stack Exchange employees may issue network wide suspensions for longer than a ...
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Why when a user account is suspended, is suspended in both math.meta.stack and math.stack?

The accounts meta and main are in a way two sides of the same coin, one cannot have one without the other. They are also 'linked' in other aspects, e.g., display name. Is this good? Well, it ...
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Banning good members?

(This started as a reply to another, pertinent comment, but grew past what could fit into a comment, so I'll leave it here as an answer - even though it does not directly answer OP's question.) MSE ...
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Contacting a suspended user via meta?

How can a suspended user that is not allowed to chat communicate with other users on this site? Well, not via the site; of course, that's what the suspension is for. It's up to them if they expose ...
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