I was suspended for 10 days beginning March 31st at just after 2pm. My 10-day suspension ended a few hours ago. The alleged basis for my suspension was that I made the following comment under this recent question: -
To the OP: before you purchased the so-called voltmeter, did you read the data sheet to see what the input impedance is? Would you buy curtains because of the colour or because they are the right size?
The mods also said this: -
- Your recent interactions cross a line and need to stop because they affect others negatively.
- "Others did see it as condescending and flagged it" from a comment under the question by Sam Gibson (a moderator).
Therefore, my question is this: -
Why was I suspended for ten days for making this comment?
And, my point is this: -
If I make a genuinely honest comment that is seen by "others" to be condescending then, why should I be suspended because "others" chose to read "badness" into what I wrote. I'm the only person who has a window into my brain and, I'm the only person who can say whether I was being condescending/snide or, trying to be helpful.
Let me state this: I was trying to be helpful.
So, on the say-so of some nameless people who incorrectly judged my intent, why should that result in any punishment at all?
I appealed the suspension via the normal route and was told this: -
At your request, an employee has been assigned to review the case. If they find any evidence of malicious behaviour, they will take appropriate action to correct the problem. However, we are not able to provide details of that review nor will you receive further responses about this issue.
So, it's not much of an appeal-system if you don't get any further feedback hence, why I have posted this question on meta.
I want feedback and I deserve feedback. I did not deserve to be suspended for any length of time.
Image of PM from mods should it be of any interest: -