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Discussion on: Settling on language around suspending users

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Peter Frank Author

Yeah, after a night of sleep on this I'm feeling like suspend and banish is probably the right approach.

banish seems to intuitively indicate "cast out and don't let back in" and is a much more common word. We also have plenty of warnings involved in that process around the destructive aspects.

expunge is not only less common, but it can also be used in more positive circumstances. "They stayed out of trouble until they turned 18 so their juvenile disciplinary record was expunged, ensuring future employers wouldn't need to see evidence of their childish misdeeds."

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Michael Kohl

"They stayed out of trouble until they turned 18 so their juvenile disciplinary record was expunged, ensuring future employers wouldn't need to see evidence of their childish misdeeds."

That's an oddly specific example, is there something we should know @peter ? 😉