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XF 1.2 Banning by moderators

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Kenfuzed, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Kenfuzed

    Kenfuzed New Member

    I'm trying to find out if there is a way that a moderator can ban a user either directly from a post or thread, or from a member's profile.

    I am currently moving a forum over from vB 3.8 to XF 1.2. In vB the primary method used by my moderators is to ban members by marking a post as spam and having the option to simultaneously ban the member. I thought there were similar features in XF but maybe that was prior to 1.2.

    When logged into my test forum as Moderator or Admin, within a message thread, next to the member's post date I see:
    member_name, Date, Edit Delete IP Warn Report

    I also don't see the Spam Cleaner as described in manual. Both the Admin and Moderator are added as moderators, belong to Moderator and Super Moderator groups, and those groups have been given permission to everything. Same goes for the node permissions. I even tried removing these 2 members from other groups in case those were overriding the permissions.

    Is this something that changed in version 1.2 or am I just missing something?
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The Spam Cleaner is only shown on a sub-set of users (depending on criteria defined in the ACP). You could add a warning that sets X amount of points which in turn triggers a warning action. Moderators do not have direct ban access.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  5. Kenfuzed

    Kenfuzed New Member

    Okay, I thought based on the Spam Cleaner instructions I would be able to simply click on a member's card/avatar and see Spam Cleaner. I will have to set up a warning level that instantly bans. My moderators perform 1-2 bans per day and they don't have ACP access.

    What I'm still fuzzy on is why I don't see Spam Cleaner as described below:

    Instead of that what I see when logged in as Admin or Moderator:

    As you can see there is no Spam Cleaner option on my pop up.

    Attached Files:

  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Check your permissions and the spam cleaner criteria.

    Note that you can't spam clean moderators.
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The user pictured in your screenshot has over 1,900 posts and has been registered for almost 2 years. Both of these don't meet the criteria to show the spam cleaner. As Paul said, you will most definitely need to check your criteria. Setting up the warning actions will allow you to ban any member as a moderator.
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Do you see a spam cleaner link if you click on the red member name and are directed to the full profile ?
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If the Spam Cleaner isn't on the member card, it won't be on the profile. Unless the user meets the criteria, it won't show no matter where you try to see or use it.
  10. Kenfuzed

    Kenfuzed New Member

    I think I'm starting to get it, Spam Cleaner sounds like it is only for new or low post members who come in as spammers, as opposed to long time members who suddenly go on a drunken bender posting naked pictures of their ex wives.:eek:

    The example has a large post count because I'm migrating in a vB forum that has been running for many years. I'll have to figure this out using Warnings. Thanks
  11. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. The spam cleaner can be very destructive, hence why it is default for small defaults. You should read the manual entry Paul posted above.
  12. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    So there is no way a moderator can apply or lift bans other than through the warnings system or the spam cleaner?
    Admin and supers, presumably, are automatically given the ability. We can't find a setting.
    Who gets the ability to ban?
  13. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Out of the box, bans are only directly managed via the ACP. I think there's an add-on somewhere that changes that...
  14. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    There is this, but it's not being maintained. Thanks Mike.

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