The official blog clearly says:

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.

However.. (click to reach the profile)

life sentence

Obviously, something here is wrong - either the blog post needs an update or the time displayed is wrong?

  • 2025... Ouch...
    – Lix
    Mar 29, 2012 at 8:29
  • @Lix yeah, more than murderers get in our country! Mar 29, 2012 at 8:30
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    That's .. not a user. It's a temporal vortex that opens when humans dare to drink the blood of unicorns. Back away from it, slowly, but don't show it any fear, or spaghettification will surely follow.
    – user50049
    Mar 29, 2012 at 8:39
  • As Tim says, that's not a real user. The suspension is meant to be that long.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Mar 29, 2012 at 8:41
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    He's bringing it up because that user just appeared to have spammed this meta question, but it was the result of a merge on SU.
    – user50049
    Mar 29, 2012 at 8:44
  • @Tim true about the spam here drawing my attention. Still confused though.. you say some new (unregistered?) user posted spam here on Meta; his account was then merged automatically with that.. spam center account.. and only then was nuked? Anyway, the "about me" text is confusing would be better to start with "Hi, I'm not really a person" like the good old Community account because on first sight (and second too, actually) it appears like ordinary person who just spam all across the network.. Mar 29, 2012 at 9:12
  • @ShaDowWizArd It originated on SU as 'web hosting' (first account), then went to lots of other sites. When 'web hosting' was merged on SU into the 'Deposit' account, all sites reflected that.
    – user50049
    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:17
  • @Tim fair enough - learned something new (couple of things actually - Spaghettification might come in handy as well! :)) please close as dupe. Mar 29, 2012 at 9:18
  • @ShaDowWizArd To be clear, it only exists on SU, it's not a network wide catch all. This should not have happened (which is a strong argument against individual sites collecting spam accounts instead of just destroying them on sight).
    – user50049
    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:20
  • What?! Deposit used to be suspended until '89! Mar 29, 2012 at 9:20
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    @Bobby 1989?! :D Mar 29, 2012 at 9:23
  • @Tim wait.. so how did it happen then? The spammer stole identity of other account?? BTW he's on a roll today Mar 29, 2012 at 9:24
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    @ShaDowWizArd: Mor like 2189. ;) Mar 29, 2012 at 9:26
  • @Bobby guess that a merciful moderator arrived! :) Mar 29, 2012 at 9:29
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    @ShaDowWizArd: Merciful moderators...wait, we've got such a being? ;P Mar 29, 2012 at 9:30

1 Answer 1


Deposit user is a culmination of several hundreds of spam users (468, at last count). Some of the spammers were already suspended before merge, I assume merge adds the suspension term of the user to the existing suspension term.


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