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Moderator Banning?

nrep

Well-known member
#1
I can't figure out if I'm just daft and I can't see the option, or if it doesn't exist?

Is there a way for a moderator to ban a user without having admin panel access? They can ban members using the spam cleaner, but sometimes there is a need to manually ban for whatever reason. Is this possible, without using the warning system?
 

ibrian

Well-known member
#4
This is something that would be useful to have in the default install. No point having moderators is they can't ban spambots immediately. :)
 

ibrian

Well-known member
#6
It would still be nice for Supermoderators to have the option to ban human spammers. We have forum members from across Asia so I can't simply block these countries. :)

At the moment it looks as though I'll have to individually make each one of my supermods an admin, with restrictions to admin features.
 

ibrian

Well-known member
#9
True, but isn't it simpler to just allow the same "ban" option outright? :)

I'm really surprised at how limited Super Moderators are in xenforo. That's merely feedback.
 

Martok

Well-known member
#10
True, but isn't it simpler to just allow the same "ban" option outright? :)
Isn't it just simpler to give them admin access with the ability to ban if you really want that?

Banning members really is an admin ability, not a moderator ability. XenForo isn't the only software that works this way, it was the same on phpBB when I was using it. I'm sure others work this way too.
 

ibrian

Well-known member
#11
Isn't it just simpler to give them admin access with the ability to ban if you really want that?
Well, not really, because then I have to configure admin permissions for each individual supermoderator. As we're a big board, that's far more time consuming than simply having an able "supermoderator" usergroup. :)

And if supermoderators can already ban through the infraction system, why not simplify the user experience by already having a direct ban link? :)

I don't want to appear whingey - xenforo is a great system - but there are instances where some features *may* benefit from being simplified from the user end. Especially when dealing with bigger forums, most of whom I seem to have followed from vb to XF.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#13
Banning is an administrator function only.

You can set up a warning action for moderators which will implement a ban.
 

Martok

Well-known member
#15
This is not good. Sometimes mods need to step and and ban someone immediately if they do something egregious.
As Brogan has said, you can set up a warning action for moderators to use which will implement a ban. I have one set up for my moderators to use. I also have another one which allows them to temporarily put someone into moderation for all posts.