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Close Banned user profile ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Adam H, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Adam H

    Adam H Member

    Is there any way of closing a banned users profile from being viewed ? Big problem that ive noticed is spam registrations putting their website address all over visitor messages, Location profile field and homepage profile fields.​
    Obviously the spam cleaner gets rid of the visitor messages however it does nothing with the actual profile, I would like to see banned members profiles totally closed for everyone including​
    Or is there a way of stopping guests from seeing profiles at least until something more comprehensive comes along.​
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Brandon Sheley and Adam H like this.
  3. Adam H

    Adam H Member

    Excellent thanks Brogan hadnt realised that ( obviously :) ) Ill play with the "test user permissions" bit before posting in future :)
     
  4. Moddis

    Moddis Active Member

    I was trying to find an answer to the same question an ran into this thread..

    My experience is that banned users are still visible to all users including guests. The "information" tab is visible and all the spam is still easily found by google. The only difference between viewing the account with and admin and non logged is is that the admin sees the username crossed out but the guest user has no indication that user is banned(unless a title is given).

    Is there a setting I can check to make it work like explained above?

    EDIT: Nevermind, I noticed that it was because the user was temp banned and not permanently.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Members that are permanently banned are always hidden to users without the permission to bypass privacy settings (moderators usually). This isn't the case with a temporary ban; the thinking being that temporary bans allow the user to come back in the future.

    There's no option to control this behavior.
     
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  6. a.tushkanov

    a.tushkanov Active Member

    Yes! But sometimes the user needs time to cool down and then you can return the user back.
    Especially if you have a female audience. Trust me ;)
    But now we have a button in the settings which itself drives the user ...
     
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not sure what you are looking for.
     
  8. a.tushkanov

    a.tushkanov Active Member

    @Jaremy, just saying that ban is not always forever )
     

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