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Members should not be able to lock conversations with mods

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by dethfire, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Members should not be able to lock conversations with mods/admins
    dehness, ncbetz, nrep and 6 others like this.
  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Why not? What's the reasoning behind this? (They can only lock conversations they have started, they can't lock other conversations and it doesn't prevent moderators from starting a conversation with them).
    Amaury likes this.
  3. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Members should not be able to control the flow of discourse with staff. I've now had multiple times where a member starts a conversation with a mod/admin that requires a reply but the member has locked the conversation. It's very frustrating and a waste of time to start a new conversation with that member.
    Steve F likes this.
  4. PaulK

    PaulK Member

    I have to agree with dethfire. I just started using XF again after a long break and didn't know this was possible, it shouldn't be. A troublesome member could easily use this ability to intentionally irritate staff members.
    optrex likes this.
  5. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    I agree too. If members can lock their own conversations, at the very least, staff members must still reply to them.
    optrex likes this.
  6. Bionic Rooster

    Bionic Rooster Well-Known Member

    It might be tricky try to single out one or more user groups a member could not close a conversation on. I don't know how that works. But this works very effectively, just ban the troublesome member.
  7. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Could potentially make a "Can Bypass Conversation Locking" permission which lets their message go through even if the conversation is locked.
    wedgar, PaulK and Steve F like this.
  8. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    This has been a feature of Conversation Essentials for a long time though it's implemented in a different way. I know $45 is a bit expensive, if you want just this feature, so I went ahead and made a new add-on with just this feature this morning since I woke up a little early for work. https://xenforo.com/community/resources/conversation-lock-bypass.5102/
    PaulK and dethfire like this.
  9. Donny

    Donny Active Member

    Still too expensive IMO. Only IMO of course. I'll disable it by removing the check box manually.

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