I had my Unix&Linux (and Meta) access suspended for a week (although my U&L Meta rep is still 1).

Is there an information source I missed that would have explained why? Was I unacceptably rude? Did I post too many identical answers?

I understand that a suspension is SE's way of saying "Don't do that", but unless I know what "that" is, it's hard to behave better.

How can I correct my behavior to avoid another suspension?

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    You should have received an email message and also an SE inbox notification when you were suspended. Are you saying neither of those things happened? I also tested this by suspending a sock account and confirmed reception of both messages.
    – terdon Mod
    Mar 8, 2022 at 15:59
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    I want to help you; a private message was sent at the time, and it'd be my preference to continue using that channel instead of publicly Meta, since we don't generally discuss suspensions publicly. If it's impossible to communicate privately, I'm open to discussing it here, with the goal being to educate everyone on what we see as acceptable vs unacceptable behavior.
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Mar 8, 2022 at 16:12
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    (in other news, the "Meta rep" issue appeared to be temporary; its rep is apparently recalculated on some separate schedule; sometime in the past 30 minutes or so, it was synced back up to your main-site rep)
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Mar 8, 2022 at 16:15
  • @waltinator, can you confirm that you received neither an email nor an inbox notification?
    – terdon Mod
    Mar 9, 2022 at 10:25
  • @terdon I confirm that I received neither an email nor an inbox notification.
    – waltinator
    Mar 11, 2022 at 0:07
  • @waltinator I'm really surprised that you didn't get an SE notification! We're asking SE for help to see if something went wrong. I'm the meantime, would you humor me and see if a message shows up circa March 1 in your network inbox? From your profile, click the "Profiles" drop-down at the upper right and choose "Network profile", then the "inbox" section. Depending on how much activity your SE inbox gets, you may have to click through the pages to get back to March 1. Thank you!
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Mar 11, 2022 at 11:38
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    Hello @waltinator please make sure that you have a verified email linked to your account so that you can receive notifications and emails from us. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact the Community Team by utilizing the Contact button at the bottom of the page.
    – Bella_Blue StaffMod
    Mar 11, 2022 at 16:32
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    You can see the mod message we sent you here, @waltinator: unix.stackexchange.com/users/message/315#315. You should also be able to find it in your notifications, which are available in the top bar inbox link.
    – terdon Mod
    Mar 12, 2022 at 12:56


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