Yes, Warnings. When they get Warnings, they log in and just see "Violation of Rules". They don't go into their Inbox. They also think that they are banned forever. They don't know how many days they are banned or the ban will be lifted.
This is creating a problem and hatred. If they knew, they would obey the rules in their later posts.
We have strict language rules and we give warnings a lot.
By vBulletin, they were able to see the reaseon and how many days left.
This needs to e improved I think. Is there a resoruce for this ?
We use a secondary UserGroup which we call "suspended". It has most standard user permissions revoked. Suspended users can use Conversations, and (in our case) can also see one "node" where they can query their exclusion in private. But nothing else. You can obviously set this up in whatever way you choose, with whichever permissions suit your needs. I guess you can create a warning action that doesn't ban, but does put folk into such a UserGroup for a defined period.
In this usergroup you don't need to set the permissions you want them to keep to Allow. Leave them as Not Set (No). They'll still have these permissions from the Registered usergroup and any other usergroups they are members of. You only need to set Allow in a group if they don't have the permission from another group they are a member of. And yes, you are correct in using Never in this instance to disallow any permissions that they have from other usergroups if the users aren't being removed from these groups. It's one of the few instances where Never can be used.