I am developing a few apps right now. And my UX people are giving me language for users who are a nuisance. They want them suspended based on certain criteria on our app community.
I get back the first designs and the language says Temporarily Banned. I then google it and it is used in other apps… huh? Isn’t the whole idea behind the word “Banned” that it is permanent or at least quasi-permanent?
These app bans range from 1 hour to 1 week. Isn’t that Suspended?
What is the cutoff between suspended and banned? Is the phrase “temporarily banned” even proper English?
I ban everyone from answering my question, for 10 seconds!
temporary abrogation or withholding, as of a law, privilege, decision, belief, etc.
verb (used with object), banned, banning.
to prohibit, forbid, or bar; interdict:
Basically, a suspension is temporary and to be banned is usually taken as being permanent. So, “temporarily banned”, is another way of saying suspended.