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Lack of Interest Better Banning Options

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Divvens, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    I have a suggestion to improve the banning options, to make it easier for admins and moderators to ban members. The current way is to click 'spam' and then ban a member, or ban a member via the ACP. While the ACP banning gives you more options (including time limit and reason) this should be available without entering the ACP (i.e available to selected user groups like global moderators).

    Sometimes it isn't necessary to ban a member permanently. And if an Admin has to always ban a user what is the point of moderators? There can be an options in the usergroup permissions regarding banning etc.

    What I suggest is:
    - Give us the option to allow user groups (via user group permissions) to ban other members without them needing to enter any part of the ACP.
    - Shift banned users automatically to a usergroup (we can select a usergroup to shift the member while banning, or make a permanent banned usergroup like Vbulletin).
    - If the ban is for a limited time, shift the user back to the users original group after ban is lifted.

    Currently, we have to do this all manually (shifting user groups). It would be much easier if the ban system would be a bit better. I'm not saying to make it exactly like any other forum software, but I don't see why XenForo can't improve the banning options.
    Alien, Markos, Walter and 1 other person like this.
  2. Steve10

    Steve10 Well-Known Member

    I believe infractions are coming in version 1.1 which should* allow moderators to hand out punishments and bans.
  3. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    If it does that'd be great :p '

    That would make it easier for admins, but I hope even the move user to banned group and automatically move user back to the group they were in after ban being lifted is implemented. We have a 'special' image that shows a user is banned and we'd like to show that image ;) It was there in VB so :p
    Alien likes this.
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member

    If $user.is_banned is exposed in the templates, you could use the template system to add the image.
  5. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    yeah, i like having the option to tailor the ban experience rather than this one-size-suits-all system we currently have.
  6. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    Something like this?
    <xen:if is="{$user.is_banned}">
      <img src="http://orojackson.com/styles/general/images/Banned%20tag.png" />
  7. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Yes indeed :)
    CapnLuffy likes this.
  8. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    Well that solves my image problem. But still the option of moving them to a group would be good. We can take away certain permissions from that group (as in, no avatar and no signature allowed) etc so that we can easily ban a spammer and not need to edit signature/avatar etc.
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Bear in mind that the "Edit signature" permission does exactly what it says.

    It doesn't remove existing signatures.

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