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Better way to mark/identify spam/banned users from Admin view of user?

jeffwidman

Active member
#1
Ever so often, I review the User Change Log to manually identify spammers (they add spam links to their profile/signature).

When I click on their username, it takes me to the admin view of their username.

Two annoyances:
1) On the admin view of their username, I can't tell if the user has already been banned or marked as a spammer. They just look like a normal registered user. Would be nice if there was a field that showed 'banned', or a group membership with 'banned' or something.

2) There's no way to trigger the spam cleaner tool from the admin view of a user. I have to go to the dropdown that says 'view public profile' then 'moderator tools' then 'mark as spam'. Feels like there ought to be a place to click 'mark as spam' on a user from within admin, even if all it did was take me to the web front end and trigger the spam cleaner.

Am I missing something in the UI for these two things?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
On the admin view of their username, I can't tell if the user has already been banned or marked as a spammer.
If they are banned, it shows here:
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The [Change Log] tab also provides details of actions taken.

There's no way to trigger the spam cleaner tool from the admin view of a user.
The Spam Cleaner can only be run from the front end, so yes, you need to click the dropdown and run it from their profile page.
 

jeffwidman

Active member
#3
Ah, I'd missed that little ban notice. Thanks!

Spam cleaner may only be run from front end, but not hard to add a link on the admin page that says 'run spam cleaner' that then takes you to the front end spam cleaner view. I supposed I can just add it myself in the template now that I think about it, even right from the user change log.