What is the cutoff between the word banned and suspended?

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?

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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.

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