I just noticed a user who has apparently been penalty-boxed until April 27, 2019. The notification over his/her profile reads:
This account is temporarily suspended to cool down. The suspension period ends on Apr 27 '19 at 8:17.
Is that correct, or a bug?
I found a similar question about a user boxed to "cool down" for a long period, though not as long as this: What could cause users to be placed in the penalty box for an entire year?
The answer on that post lists one possible reason for arbitrarily long suspensions as:
When the user is underage (you must be at least 13 years old to use sites in the SE network).
Assuming that means a suspension until you're old enough, that's probably not the case here since it would mean this user just turned seven years old (and joined SO when they were five).
Another possible reason listed there:
When it is apparent that the user has made no attempt whatsoever to find out what the site is about and how to be a good citizen of the site, and it is clear that the user is unlikely to reform (i.e. spammers and low quality contributors).
Could this be an explanation, then - that the decision was made that this user wasn't going to change and so was effectively suspended indefinitely?
I can link to the user if necessary, but wanted to avoid any Streisanding.
EDIT: Just to clarify, I'm not interested in the gory details of this particular user (part of the reason I didn't link there). The question is about whether that far-flung date is correct, and if so what the general explanation for that long of a suspension would be.