XF 1.5 How to Discourage users upon Ban instead of Prohibiting Access

XFuser

Active member
Hello,

Instead of prohibiting Banned users from accessing our Forum, we would like to Discourage them so that they can still participate (albeit in a frustrating manner).

How can we do this?
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
I think if you ban them they are banned.

You can certainly discourage non-banned members by moderating, taking away permissions for Conversations, media etc., downloads. Or use the discouragement feature which will make pages load slowly etc.
 

XFuser

Active member
I think if you ban them they are banned.

You can certainly discourage non-banned members by moderating, taking away permissions for Conversations, media etc., downloads. Or use the discouragement feature which will make pages load slowly etc.
So there's no way to use the easy built-in Ban feature to just discourage users? There isn't a "Banned" User Group we can alter as needed? Or any other way to achieve this using the built-in Ban feature?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
A ban is a complete ban.

You would need to use user groups and permissions and discouragement to achieve anything else.
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
Any way to use the automated Warning points system to lead to a Discouragement?
Yes, you can either add to discourage or to a usergroup. (see the warning options under user menu in ACP)

I love the warning system, except this is a bit of a limitation that it's either one or the other - not both.
 

XFuser

Active member
Yes, you can either add to discourage or to a usergroup. (see the warning options under user menu in ACP)

I love the warning system, except this is a bit of a limitation that it's either one or the other - not both.
This is exactly what we were looking for. Thank you.
 
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