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Duplicate "Deactivate" Users

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Freelancer, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Freelancer

    Freelancer Well-Known Member

    There needs to be a way to deactivate users from the ACP, so they can't login and their accounts are useless. This is technically the "banned" state but without the "you have been banned" message.

    This is needed for retired or suspended accounts because all other "workarounds" do not provide an easy and sufficient handling.

    This could/should be just a checkmark user setting like "board active" (in options) it would be named "user active".
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  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Is this something you want an administrator to be able to do or something for the user?
  3. Freelancer

    Freelancer Well-Known Member

    As users have no access to the ACP and it is technically the same as a "ban", this is only for admins. ;)

    The intention behind this is to fill the gap between setting all permissions to "never" (which does not prevent a user from managing his account) and a ban (which brings the message of "you have been banned").

    So technically this could be done without a huge effort of programming, if you just establish a "banned" state that is renamed to "deactivated" minus the "banned" message.

    Plus: when the admin sets "user activated" in ACP, the account is restored.

    This could be achieved in 1.6... But no pressure guys... :D;)
  4. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    We very frequently get request from members to:
    • deactivate their account. Often they regret later.
    • temporary ban them voluntarily without showing a 'banned' user title
    Somewhat related: when moderators are temporarily inactive, they should also be able to set their account to 'inactive'' so that members know its useless to contact them for moderating responsibilities.
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  5. Xon

    Xon Well-Known Member

    Another use case is for when a user dies and you want to ensure the account can't be used and don't want to use the ban functionality.
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  6. Freelancer

    Freelancer Well-Known Member

    Exactly. I manage a social club, so there are these typical situations to rather "deactivate" accounts: someone dies, gets suspended, retires from everything, membership lapses etc... Banning is too harsh (and not what it is in those cases) and denying access to everything via the permission system does not prevent access from the user's account settings. Which is then a risk that someone changes the account settings (by intrusion, by accident, by frustration). Whereas the "BAN" state is exactly what prevents the use of the account at all. So an "inactive" state would just be technically a "ban" minus the terminology (or better: alternative terminology).
    Xon likes this.
  7. Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
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  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    I'd like to see it too.
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