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Discouraged members

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Yoda, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Yoda

    Yoda New Member


    Can someone explain to me what the function of discouraged members is? And when and why would we use this?



  2. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    This should explain it for you. - http://xenforo.com/help/discouraging-banning/ :)
  3. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Lets say you create a Forum, and it got big. One of the members starts stirring up trouble on your site - this person keeps persisting onto creating trouble on your site and you told him many times not to do it. You ban this person. But he comes back and makes a new account, you ban that too. You see this person again under a new account, you're now tired of this person.

    What do you do about it? You discourage him to a page of your choosing. The person is redirected to a blank page, or a page you specify in the discourage options.

    If he[/she] really makes you that annoyed, you can use the IP discourage. It will block registration from that particular IP.

    I use this for all spammers, to prevent them from coming back.
    wedgar and whynot like this.

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