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Implemented Ban members from a single forum

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Markos, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    Essentially, a suggest to offer the possibility of a admin to ban users from a single (or multiple) forums, like this mod: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=128161

    I have a forum with multiple clans, i would like to offer to the clan-leader the possibility to ban the user from "their forums sections".
    Forsaken, Neal-UK, Lojo and 3 others like this.
  2. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    I some-what support, but as you said it is a mod. So maybe the mod will be made.
  3. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I Vote to have this a stock feature.
  4. Anathema

    Anathema New Member

    I think it would be good to have it built in.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds like a niche feature to me so shouldn't be core.
    Peter-Jan likes this.
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member


    In addition, if you are going to have the UI in place to ban people from a forum, you may as well have it in place for any thread as well.
  7. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    for years i had to run a 'mod sets access masks' hacks and make template edits to achieve this kind of functionality, allowing clan leaders to ban members from their clan board.
    i really wish xf would use 'social groups' in a way that could better serve clan boards, group boards/permissions being the core issue.
  8. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I'd rather see thread-banning, much more flexible. And if you ban someone from an entire forum, you might as well ban them completely.
    Trevor likes this.
  9. Trevor

    Trevor Active Member

  10. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    I could see it as a Plugin for some forums.
    Abomination likes this.
  11. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    It's opinable, it's not the same chose the "forum ban" and the "section ban". Read my example, please.
  12. Mr_Bob

    Mr_Bob Well-Known Member

    If there's a similar feature to "Access Masks" it should be possible. I use access masks on my forum to ban users from single forums. Granted, they won' be able to see it in the forum list anymore, but that's not really an issue seeing as you are banning them.
    Markos likes this.
  13. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    Nice...a powerful permissions/restriction system can be an alternative to my suggestion. I hope to see this in Xenforo!
  14. Lojo

    Lojo Active Member

    I would love to see this feature in XF.
  15. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Can't you practically obtain the same goal using usergroup permissions?
  16. Lojo

    Lojo Active Member

  17. Mr_Bob

    Mr_Bob Well-Known Member

    No not really. The purpose of Access masks, in VB at least, was for situations like the following.

    I have two bad users. They aren't bad enough to ban them entirely, but each seems to be having trouble with civil communications in some forums. User X is being troublesome in Politics and Religion forums. However, other than letting their emotions get out of control, they are not worthy of being site banned; User X just has personal issues holding in their emotions on those two subjects. User Y has a similar problem, but only in the Politics forum. To be able to ban these two, using the usergroup method, two additional usergroups need to be created. One banning from both forums, the other from one. Even if one usergroup each were created for each forum to be listed as an additional usergroup, imagine a board with 25 forum categories (25 additional usergroups, which can get really complicated)!

    With access masks, simple per-forum access can be determined on a per-user basis. This also helps in other situations. What if you have a special forum for V.I.P members only. However, you want to give a specific user temporary access to it to help with a project, but you don't want to change their usergroup (they would acquire all V.I.P permissions then) or create a new usergroup you need to worry about just for that purpose. Well, no problem, a single click with an access mask of "allow" next to that forum and they are good to go until you decide otherwise. No hassle, no usergroups, just click and done.
  18. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I should note that you can set the full range of permissions (both global and per "node"/forum) on a per user basis. This allows you to add or remove individual permissions for users without creating groups, though we would normally direct you to groups if there's a reasonable possibility there will be more than 1 person involved.

    As you get the full range of permissions, you could easily prevent a user from posting anywhere, or prevent then from posting in a particular forum (or prevent them from viewing that forum), or even give someone access to download attachments in a forum when they normally couldn't.
    Alfa1, Digital Doctor, Markos and 5 others like this.
  19. Mr_Bob

    Mr_Bob Well-Known Member

    @ Mike
    Superb! Taking the old concept to a whole new level! :)
  20. Facepalmx2

    Facepalmx2 Active Member

    I like the download attachments / viewing concept per user. I'm assuming it's possible to change these values via a addon product? Like say, something like a members area thing, where people buy skins or whatever, and be able to download from a certain forum (if you don't have a download section in a members area)?
    As Mr_Bob said, superb. :)

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