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I've read here that a suspension period can last at most one year. But I found an account which is obviously suspended for $\textbf{10 years}$ :

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Have the rules been changed or has an error crept into the system?

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    $\begingroup$ Rules have changed but not recently as far as I'm aware. A pretty detailed account of historical and practical aspects can be gleaned from the Meta.SE post How long can a temporary suspension be? Your example mentions network-wide suspension, so necessarily that was done by staff moderation. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Jul 12, 2023 at 2:26
  • $\begingroup$ I see. Thanks for the link. A 10-years suspension can happen, but it is very rare since a user has to violate strongly against the rules. $\endgroup$ Jul 12, 2023 at 5:20
  • $\begingroup$ From what I remember it is mainly an incremental path to a long suspension, perhaps taking three previous suspensions to get to one longer than a year. Naturally the staff provide little information about specific cases, to guard the privacy of individual users, but occasionally the users themselves provide some details. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Jul 12, 2023 at 12:14
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    $\begingroup$ There are some bans network wide for 100 years like this example. It would be interesting to know why in this case. $\endgroup$ Jul 20, 2023 at 22:44
  • $\begingroup$ @TymaGaidash Cool Areally weird example. If it were a forum for giant tortoises, then maybe 100 years suspension period would make sense. $\endgroup$ Jul 21, 2023 at 2:50

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The limit of a one year suspension that you referenced is for that by diamond moderators on any one site. However, only Stack Exchange employees may issue network wide suspensions for longer than a year, as the network Meta FAQ My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that mean? post's answer states:

What is a network-wide suspension?

A network-wide suspension is applied to all network accounts of a user. It can only be issued by Stack Exchange employees and can be longer than 365 days. The most common reasons for a network-wide suspension are spamming, trolling, and to cool down.

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