I see nothing wrong with this user which was suspended for low-quality contributions. Most of his questions are upvoted and only one answer has five downvotes.

Does anybody care to explain reason for his suspension?

  • Wow. This guy seems like a real parasite on programmers.se. <sarcasm />
    – Jim G.
    Oct 2, 2011 at 15:10
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    Really worth considering, in these cases, that you're not seeing the whole picture. As Anna notes, mods won't discuss this without good cause, but if you're really curious, I recommend some creative googling...
    – Shog9
    Oct 2, 2011 at 16:07
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    Naturally, if content is bad enough to warrant suspension, don't you think they would delete it?
    – John
    Oct 5, 2011 at 3:30
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    Consider: 22 questions + 4 answers = 1 reputation. Considering the upvotes on some of those questions, you're obviously not seeing something. Oct 5, 2011 at 20:10
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    @SnOrfus When a user is suspended, their reputation is locked to 1. It gets reset to the actual value when they are unsuspended.
    – user8
    Oct 5, 2011 at 22:59
  • @MarkTrapp: Ah, that makes sense. I wasn't aware of that. Oct 5, 2011 at 23:14

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Suspensions are a private matter between moderators and a user. We do not discuss suspension reasons unless the issue is brought up by the person who got suspended.

Quoting from Jeff Atwood:

I believe it is the reponsibility and right of the user who was placed in timed suspension to have the freedom to discuss (or not discuss) what happened to them.

It is a basic matter of respecting other users' privacy.

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    it's ok to mention in this case there are 25 deleted questions and 5 deleted answers they can't see... Oct 4, 2011 at 3:12
  • @JeffAtwood Good to know for next time. Thanks!
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Oct 4, 2011 at 4:35

Consider that what you are seeing is probably the situation after some of the posts have been deleted; in such case, you don't see the down-voted posts, and all you see are only up-voted posts that would make you think the user had good contributions. Also, eventual offending comments have been probably deleted, and you would not be able to see them.

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