Implemented ajax user search dropdown - minus banned



Users who are banned aren't in a usergroup, but they are included when you for example add a new personal conversation and start typing letters of their name.

Obviously they can't read the PC, so it's useless to contact them, but additionally I have no intention to contact them.

Can the banned users be excluded from the ajax search dropdown thing in the front-end?

There's an obvious need to keep them in the back-end.


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The school of thought here is that from an end-user perspective, we don't make it obvious when people are banned. I do see the argument both ways - it was actually like you suggested at first.

Temporarily banned people could come back obviously (from a technical standpoint, we don't store [at least not in the same place] whether it's a temporary ban).


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Moved to implemented due to the changes relating to banned members (they no longer appear in dropdowns, searches, etc.).