There's this infamous user whose account is suspended for the next 3 years still, so his reputation shows as "1". I was wondering about 2 things:

  1. Does he get his old reputation back when suspension ends?
  2. Does he get the reputation he got during suspension added when suspension ends?

(I for one am for "no" to both questions, so that he has to start again at 1 in July 2016, provided his suspension isn't prolonged.)

  • \$\begingroup\$ It should not be possible to earn rep while suspended (although "our special friend" seems to have found ways to do that). \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Nov 5, 2013 at 23:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ThePhoton: I agree. But it's not just Hypertroll's fake accounts, he also gets rep on his regular account for older answers. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 6, 2013 at 7:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ @GeertGoeteyn, you can't single out a single person and clear their rep, it isn't fair. Would you prefer that all users who get suspended get their rep wiped? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 14, 2013 at 9:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ @trav1s Yes. Makes sense. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 17, 2013 at 10:29

2 Answers 2


Technically yes, but I seriously doubt there will be an end to the behaviour that caused the suspension.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Time cures everything :-) \$\endgroup\$ Nov 7, 2013 at 15:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Anindo: That's what they say, but TS is an exception. After some time delta t his suspension gets prolongued by a time T > delta t :) \$\endgroup\$
    – radagast
    Nov 17, 2013 at 10:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ If suspension time grows geometrically with number of infractions, his suspension time should already extend beyond the probable end of life on Earth. \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Nov 19, 2013 at 23:27

Reputation is recalculated and all rep that would have been gained during the suspension is awarded when the suspension ends.

See this Stack Exchange Blog post: A Day in the Penalty Box

  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not saying all rep should be permanently wiped upon suspension, but I also think no rep should be gained during suspension. (As usual for meta the -1 means disagree) \$\endgroup\$
    – radagast
    Nov 17, 2013 at 10:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ @radagast: My answer describes the way the system currently works. \$\endgroup\$
    – bwDraco
    Nov 17, 2013 at 13:48

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