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I happened to notice an account (link removed) shown as suspended until the nonsensical date of “Mar 18 '92 at 16:28“? I am not asking why the account is suspended, but why the “until” date is 27 years in the past.

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    $\begingroup$ Duplicate on the mother meta. $\endgroup$ – Chris Aug 30 at 9:09
  • $\begingroup$ I've removed some comments which identified a particular suspended user. $\endgroup$ – rob Aug 30 at 10:06
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    $\begingroup$ Duplicate on math.meta. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Aug 30 at 12:26
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It's a '92 in the future, not in the past.

Suspensions longer than one year, or coordinated across sites, come from SE employees; the elected diamond moderators can only suspend up to a year. That particular user was at some point suspended for 99999 days, until the year 2292. The number of users network-wide with suspensions longer than ten years is very small, so there's no compelling reason to rewrite the date-display code to sometimes show a century digit.

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you allowed to tell me/us the total number of suspended users w/ >10Y suspensions? Or is that not known to you? $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Aug 30 at 12:30
  • $\begingroup$ @KyleKanos I decline to speculate. $\endgroup$ – rob Aug 30 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Kyle yeah I don't think we have access to that information through the mod tools. From the top answer on the meta.se version, "The number of legitimate users this would apply to can probably be counted on one hand", which is a guess I also find very plausible, but a guess nevertheless. $\endgroup$ – David Z Aug 31 at 18:18

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