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I recently ended up on "He who shall not be named"s profile. The suspension said it ended in about 2 weeks, but the "Last seen" field said "yesterday". I just thought it was stuck at the value it was at when the user was suspended, but then I looked at the profile again today, and it says "last seen: 6 hours ago". What gives?

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Why should this user not be named? Did I miss something? – jzd Jan 29 '11 at 4:04
    
@jzd, he was a very controversial user a long time ago, but received a long suspension, so only the oldest of the MSO old folks remember him now. – Pops Jan 29 '11 at 4:09
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Nothing unusual. When you're in the box the following are applied:

  • 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.

But you can still log in and go about your business of notching up a fresh seen timestamp.

You just can't interact until the timed suspension ends.

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Oh that makes sense. For some reason I seemed to think suspension meant no logging in at all. – John Jan 29 '11 at 16:28

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