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Delete or Ban?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by akia, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    When a user asks for there account to be deleted what to other admins do?

    Do you actually delete the account or just apply a permanent ban?

    Also spammers that have been spam cleaned so have been banned, Is it good practice to go through and delete the accounts every so often?
  2. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    I offer permanent bans. I've dealt with too much of the "Woe is me" bs and then they want their account back 2 weeks later.
    Simply put I tell the users once they've contributed, they've contributed and if I delete them it does not remove what they have done. A permanent ban is more sensible. Besides it's good for you to keep track of 2nd accounts unless you're into making annoying little notes about annoying little users.
  3. sonnb

    sonnb Well-Known Member

    I suggest "Discouraged" for Spammers.
  4. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    From our Terms of Use page:

    I wont delete or ban in response to a "quit" request. I just tell them, "okay, go...and come back some day if you feel up to it".

    I will not comply with the "I'm taking my contributions with me" meltdowns.

    I wont delete spammers either. I ban them. If you delete them, them bots just sign up for another account. At least if the account exists, although banned, you can refer back for data collection purposes. I find the IP data to be helpful when blocking IP ranges.

    I seldom get spam any more since I have countries like China, Russia, India, Nigeria all blocked, since that is the bulk of the spammers. I know this method might not work for sites that target the world, but my site is a community site whose demographics consist of pretty much just the US.
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  5. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    Yea I won't delete posts, Just not sure what to about the accounts.
  6. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Don't do anything with them. 90% of the folks that suffer meltdowns will reappear at some point...that is, if their account still exists. Banning their account just makes it permanent....then they wont return.
  7. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    If the person insist that you delete their account, ask them to take a 30 day break from the board...then message you after thirty days requesting the account be deactivated. These requests are usually heat of the moment requests. I would not take any action that seals their resignation.
  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Don't delete people because they'll just end up coming back under an alias. :ROFLMAO:

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