A user was sadly suspended, and during the dark times of their suspension I awarded them my hard-earned 100 points in the form of a bounty. Their rep did not change when I awarded the bounty, for reasons that are only too obvious.
But then I started to have my doubts...
Where are my points?
And will the suspended user get the points that belong to them when the suspension ends?
Depending on the severity of the problem behavior — and at the complete discretion of the moderator — your account will be placed in timed suspension for anywhere from 1 to 365 days. That means:
- Your account will be locked at 1 reputation.
- Your user page will have a visual indication that you are in timed suspension, and for how long.
- You will be unable to vote, ask, answer, or comment.
At the end of this timed suspension period, your reputation will be recalculated, and your account will resume as normal.
Jeff Atwood: A Day in the Penalty Box: https://stackoverflow.blog/2009/04/06/a-day-in-the-penalty-box/