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Twitter tests banners showing when your account is suspended or locked

Twitter is making it crystal clear: Rules are rules.

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Twitter will now let some users know if their account is suspended or locked when they log in. 

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Before now, if your Twitter account was suspended or locked, you'd receive an email. But you might not check it before trying to send a tweet. Now, at least for some users, Twitter doesn't leave any room for guessing what's wrong, thanks to a new banner. 

The social media giant is testing a banner that shows users if their account is permanently suspended or locked. The Twitter Support account made the announcement Tuesday in a tweet, and confirmed via email that the banners will roll out further over time.

You'll still be able to appeal your suspension, but liking, tweeting and retweeting are out of the question. It's unclear who will see the new banners or how long until Twitter decides if the banners will be around for good. 

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