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Ban timer on "You have been banned" page

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by LionElJonson, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. LionElJonson

    LionElJonson New Member

    Simply put, at the moment, the "you have been banned" page just lists the reason you've been banned. Would it be possible to put a "Your ban expires on [Ban Expiration Date]" message on there? I'm sure you've already pulled it out of the database, otherwise the board software wouldn't be able to tell whether or not you were still banned.

    Being left wondering how long I've got to wait for my ban to expire, if it ever will, is extremely annoying, especially since the only way I can tell whether or not it has expired is by activating Private Browsing Mode and trying to log in, since it's impossible to log out manually while banned (so the only way to do is by deleting the relevant cookies).

    On that note, allowing the "Log out" button to work while banned rather than redirecting to the "You have been banned page" would also be pretty nice.
    tyteen4a03, Mouth, Mr_Bob and 6 others like this.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That then makes it a little too easy to register a new account.
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  3. LionElJonson

    LionElJonson New Member

    Spammers could automate their cookie-deletion in any case, so it's not like it'd stop them if they're serious about it. It'd just be one or two more lines in their script.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    As a forum operator, I do not support your suggestion to implement a logout button, regardless of what other mitigations there are in place to get around that issue.

    I do think it's a reasonable, though, to suggest a ban expiry time to be displayed when you're banned. That is a good suggestion.

    EDIT: As is customary with suggestions I have liked your post. But: It's in support of the ban timer - not the log out button.
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  5. Mr_Bob

    Mr_Bob Well-Known Member

    I agree with Chris. There are serious issues with having a logout button appear for a banned user. I do, however, support a timer notice.
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  6. xIsabel38

    xIsabel38 Well-Known Member

    (For the Timer)
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  7. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

  8. Geoffrey

    Geoffrey Active Member

    Same with me. Liked your post for the ban expiry date, not the log out button though.
  9. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

    I agree for the timer portion. This would be a very helpful function.
    Adam Howard likes this.
  10. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Didnt vB have a plugin that made it impossible for banned members to log out?? now that would be useful.
  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member


    ^ This one helps. Automatically re-directs the banned member to a page of your choosing. Can't log out if you can't even stay on the forum ;)
  12. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    I have just 'liked' the OP too, but also for time only - not logout button

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