He seemed to know many things and had helped the site grow a lot. Was it something specific?

Just curious.


Unfortunately, moderators are not allowed to publicly discuss suspensions or the reasons for them. It's part of the moderator agreement as well as the moderator culture.

From my end: per my observations, Ahmadi had plenty of knowledge and perspective to offer -- but he wasn't able to do so in a constructive, non-combative way for any extended amount of time. Despite extensive warnings, handholding, and guidance, he chose to ignore the help offered to him and continue his problematic behavior.

I don't have the full details on why he was suspended, but my observations are likely in line with the moderators' reasoning.

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    Since I can't comment on specifics, I can say that Aarthi is correct. Ahmadi is a user with both a high rep (lots of useful content to share) but his share of troubles and clashes with the SE system and how to share it constructively.
    – ashes999
    Nov 12 '12 at 17:28
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    i see. anyways, its sad to see such a useful contributor being barred. it would be nice, if minimally, the penalty period is reduced. i think having him back in action will help this site make it out of beta faster. thanks for your inputs. Nov 13 '12 at 9:25
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    @Nerrve as Aarthi mentioned, he wasn't able to share it constructively for any extended amount of time. That's really the key here. This is not his first ban, and a ban is always a last attempt after trying several other ways and several other times to warn and curb unwelcome behaviour.
    – ashes999
    Nov 13 '12 at 14:35

I think Ahmadi punishment is too severe. Having him banned for one year in my view is too much of a punishment.

While I am not aware of exact circumstances why he was banned, I am aware that he was to some what pushy in Shia sect agenda. But then he had asked a lot of good question and had many good answers. For that reason he overall left a positive impact on this site. I wouldn't say it was overly positive but then I do not know much.

I am up for removing his ban. The reason is I have not seen any behavior problem with his participation on the forum. To me behavior/etiquette problem is strictly no no and must sure be banned. But I have not seen any problem with him. If he was too strong of a believer in his particular faith, that is condonable and if he did something wrong, punishment is ok as long as it is reasonable.

I wish he can come back on the site.

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