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Discouraged Users

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by JadedHeart, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. JadedHeart

    JadedHeart Member

    I love it!!! Is it for real?

    Edit: I meant "Discouraged", my "a" sticks sometimes.
    Chris Ticehurst and anotheralias like this.
  2. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I used a Mod a lot like it - it's invaluable. Soooo much more effective than just banning someone.

    And, welcome to XenForo :)
  3. Ohn03s

    Ohn03s Member

    It is real and a part of XF :)
  4. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Miserable Users, xenForo Style :D
  5. MentaL

    MentaL Active Member

    its amusing, its basically a sh*t list.
    Peggy and FreshFroot like this.
  6. Abracadaniel

    Abracadaniel Member

    Amazing feature.
  7. Shelby

    Shelby Active Member


    I'm not a real big fan of it. I'm slightly horrified that it's being used on customers here.
    Blandt likes this.
  8. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Are you just theorizing there, or do you have proof?
  9. Shelby

    Shelby Active Member


    As a community dude myself, the thought that someone whom develops community software, building in features to abuse members of a community seems obtuse. On the whole, do no evil scale, for me, the whole idea goes against a few basic principles. Mostly.
    • Avoiding the truth indicates a lack of commitment.
    Not being honest with the people whom attempt to disrupt you is itself, dishonest. If you as a community manager are not commity to honesty and ethics. Well, that's another discussion I suppose.

    I understand that we should not let people abuse us or our communities, but that we should refrain from trying to get even when someone invariably does.

    That's just my own opinion.
  10. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I see no ethical problem with using it on someone who was banned and keeps coming back under a new name. They aren't supposed to be able to view the site in the first place, so making it difficult to view the site isn't taking anything away from them that they didn't already lose.
    DeltaHF and D.O.A. like this.
  11. RvG

    RvG Active Member

    well i prefer not to ban somebody especially if that user is so popular in my forum.
  12. The End

    The End Member

    If you don't need it, don't use it then.

    Those of us who have people creating accounts on our forums just to cause problems have a use for this feature. I haven't switched to XenForo yet, but great little features like these are helping me make up my mind to do so.
  13. Jack12

    Jack12 New Member

    You realise this isn't a XenForo exclusive feature right?
  14. The End

    The End Member

    Yeah I know, I have the same feature on my vb forums, but it's nice to have extra features that are included in the actual forum instead of being modded in.

    edit: I was addressing Shelby's post, which seems to suggest that a feature like this shouldn't be included.
  15. Abracadaniel

    Abracadaniel Member

    Before, I was working under VB 3.8, and, no, I don`t seen it anywhere. So, as for me, this feature was a very nice addon.
  16. David Amwake

    David Amwake Member

    We created a test account with the discourage feature on just to see how it works. I must say it is the most discouraging thing I have ever experienced.
    ManagerJosh and Dean like this.
  17. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    What are your views on Tachy in vB then? Similar?
  18. BirdOPrey5

    BirdOPrey5 Well-Known Member

    I find it odd that the developers spent time and resources adding this feature into the Beta and not an easy way of adding new BB Codes or the ability to upload Smilies or other features I'd consider fundamental/basic to forum administration. This was clearly a pet project, which is fine, but seems to go against the entire philosophy of keeping things simple.
  19. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    erm what is discouraged user and what does it function as
  20. Sagar

    Sagar Active Member

    I think it is an invaluable feature whether you like it or not, whether its ethical or not. If you just ban a user, he/she many times just registers again with different ID and do the same thing. So it could be useful in some situations.

    Feature itself is not bad, its on Admin on how they use it, if you have a gun, that doesn't mean you have to shoot it every time and it also doesn't mean gun is a bad thing

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