I have 2 issues with banning users.
First those which are banned already:
I merged/imported many vb forums into a single XF forum. Now I have obviously many usergroups called "banned users".
In the original XF1.13 setup, there are only 4 usergroups. None of them deals with banned users.
Unregistered / Unconfirmed Guest
If I would now delete all my imported banned usergroups. XF would move all users of these groups into the usergroup "registered". I do not want that of course.
a) So how can I move all users from those 10 different usergroups "banned" into one new group called banned?
b) Do they need to be in a primary group "banned" or do they need to belong as a primary group to "regsitered" and as a secondary group additional to a group called "banned"?
c) If the belong to two usergroups (as described in b), how can I make sure that they haveno rights to post or read anymore, since the primary usergroup is still "registered"?
Second, I have a problem to understand the way to go forward in the future, in case I want to ban a user. How can I ban a user called "smith", so that he is banned forever and is shown in the ACP in the banned usergroup? (users/user discipline/banned users)